The Jetty Gallery
"I’m inspired by the sea and everything surrounding it. My interest in birds was initially in the shore birds which walked or flew into my line of vision while I was sketching by the sea. I have a huge interest in gardening & wildlife is part & parcel of the garden. As I learned to care for the sparrows & blackbirds I began to notice & enjoy the variety of birds that shared my garden. My garden birds have become tolerant of my presence in the garden over the years and I am often lucky enough to be able to sit out in the garden & watch them going about their lives. I try to capture character of the way the birds behave and I am captured by the beautiful colours & shapes they make.
I try to use colour, light and composition to show the true nature of what I see around me. I have exhibited extensively in Scotland as well as nationally & internationally. I have received international awards as well as having pictures included in numerous public collections. I am originally from Caithness but have lived & worked in Fife for many years."