The Jetty Gallery         www.thejettygallery.com


Andy Mortley

My work has always been inspired by the nature, wilderness and wildlife on the Isle of Mull.
Living on Mull you can experience endless changes in light and colour, which is always a challenge to capture.
Over twenty years ago it was a rare sight to spot a fellow birder, before the re-introduction of the white tailed Sea Eagle, Mull wasn't on the birding map.The Island is now well known for its wildlife diversity.


"In my work I often use old picture glass as a palate. On one occasion I viewed the mixed colours from the underside.The oil paint from this side looked more like ceramic glazes in their strength and depth and thinking that I could use these qualities, a painting was excitedly started.
I found the smooth surface encouraged vigorous work and areas could be scraped away and new colours introduced and scratch marks added another element giving movement or atmosphere.The smooth platform of glass is my canvas. It allows me to paint in an original and individual style."


The Jetty Gallery