"I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1980 then spent six years at Glasgow Workshop and Artists' Studio Provision before moving south to follow my interest in music.
In 1993 I returned home to Argyll and my first love of landscape painting.
In my studio I use acrylics for a more analytical type painting based on sketches and my iPad, but I really enjoy the immediacy of working directly from the landscape to paper. Outdoors I use coloured pencils, chalk, watercolour sticks or oil bars - anything that gets the lines, planes and patterns of the land down quickly and with least fuss.
In December 2015 I bought a delightful little box of charcoal at a well known supermarket and recent months have been spent exploring what I can achieve with this simplest and most ancient of mediums.
I have paintings in private collections all round the world."
The Jetty Gallery