I began by drawing and redrawing a local harbour wall but through the process of printmaking this theme was further explored and became a universal harbour wall and cathedral on the horizon.
I am repeatedly drawn back to shorelines as an inspiration - recording the bands of sea, abstract motifs of distant buildings, along with the intangible merging of land and sky. Much of the work is understated, creating space for the viewer to bring personal interpretation to the work.
Discovering gesso has given my oil paintings greater depth of colour and dimension. My palette is muted but reflects the haar over East Lothian and mists coating Skye and Schiehallion. The focus of my work reflects 'a tissue layer between things material and things spiritual'.
This series of collograph prints were inspired by plants gathered at Duddingston fields in Holyrood Park. The prints have a mystery created through variation and weight of colour.
Edinburgh Skyline from Inchcolm Island
I have found it a revelation to work on an intimate scale creating artist’s books and extending the journey of my ideas and prints about the island of Iona.