Intro

I am a painter specialising in landscape art in a variety of media. I live in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and my landscapes are of the wild areas of Britain – mainly Scotland and Wales.  My paintings do not always represent specific places, but are often my impressions gathered during many walks with sketchbook and pencil through the heather and deer grass to remote hills and crags; and along windswept coasts to lonely rocky headlands and the vast sandy bays of the west.

I believe it is imperative that artists should develop their vision and techniques over time and that in the process they should think deeply about the process of art making.  But the result of that thinking and experimentation must be expressed through the paintings, because in the end, painting is not writing – the paintings must stand on their own as a testament to what the artist has tried to achieve. It is up to others to decide whether my paintings succeed in evoking what I intend – what D.H. Lawrence called ‘Spirit of Place’ – perhaps a memory of an experience you’ve had, somewhere you once stood, somewhere you would like to be, or even a dream that you recall.

Currently Available

The following paintings are available now directly from me whilst galleries (including my own gallery on North Uist) are closed to the public due to Covid 19.  Please get in touch using the contact page if you are interested in owning any of my paintings.  All artworks are original and unique and there is a range of sizes and prices.

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‘Portable & Affordable’

As an alternative to offering prints, I have been developing a series of small original artworks for my gallery, the idea being that they are within reach of most people’s budget and also easy to carry home if you are visiting the Hebrides on holiday. I thought that I would also offer them here. Each original painting is presented in an ‘antique white’ mount that will fit straight into a widely available 8×10 inch standard frame (not included). Size of the artwork is 4.5×6 inches (approx 12×15 cm), mixed media on paper. They are £55 each plus £10 p&p to the UK. Message me through my contact page if you’d like one

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Charity Auction

I’m really feeling the need to do something positive to help people who are in difficulties due to Covid-19 so I’ve decided to auction one of my artworks and give the entire proceeds of the auction to the local Uist and Barra Foodbank. I’ve chosen the painting shown below, ‘North Uist, Looking West’. It is …

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