My paintings are informed and inspired by spending quiet time in the wild open spaces on land and by the sea mostly in Scotland. Mysketches and notes are not only a response to the visual but attempt to capture the subjective element and whole experience of the environment and its integrity. I have been fortunate to have been brought up on a farm in Galloway and spent many years in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales but the wild open spaces of Scotland is where I seek inspiration. The colours and clarity of light, especially in winter are a constant source of awe and wonder and it is a challenge, using mostly mixed media, in a spontaneous and intuitive way, to capture that which stopped me in my tracks,
I love using my vast collection of papers, painted or printed, often from found objects and make many different forms of artists� books.