Artist working in oils with an interest in the wild side.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Preparing work for an exhibition in March 2011 on the island of Gigha on the west coast of Scotland. This is where I grew up and when the show opens it will have been 50 years (almost to the day) since I left. It has been a delight to revisit and capture images so familiar from my chilhood images.
Drawing was my first language and for as long as I can remember I've used it to communicate, amuse or explain myself. I consider myself to be a journeyman artist working in oils and travelling mainly throughout the west coast of Scotland, Central Brittany, SW Australia and Cornwall. I love remote places and in a world that is too easily protrayed as ugly I have turned my concentration towards beauty. Although I travel alone into the wilderness, (nowerdays aided by a vehicle) it is through my painting that I maintain that essential human contact and a sketch pad is my constant companion.