Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art 1970. Principal Teacher of Art & Design, Kelso High School until retirement in 2008. I live and paint in the Borders village of Yetholm and my paintings relate mostly to the local landscape but also travel and places remembered. Sources are environmental, natural or built and often beautiful but sometimes disturbing and threatening. Atmosphere and the effect of changing light on the mood of my subjects are of great interest to me. I use a water based underpainting then work and rework the painting with glazes of colour until the image becomes established.