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I am inspired by quiet still places, rain, mist and layers, and subtle colours found in wild environments. I love empty Scottish beaches, woods and forests, the vast expanses of Iceland, British mountains, and northern light. Paintings are rarely specific places, rather I want to evoke atmosphere, emotion and memories of experiences or areas. I use sketchbooks, photographs and studies made in the landscape back in the studio, where they are distilled and explored into larger pieces.

Using paint in a loose watery way, building many thin layers to create depth and interesting marks, the balance between control and un-control is manipulated, often allowing for paint to run, pool and soften. Once I begin, the process is almost as important as the initial inspiration. It becomes about creating an impression or memory of landscape, making a painting I feel has atmosphere, balance, and quietness, something that draws a viewer in, and invites their personal involvement.