I have always enjoyed art, but only came to making my own art late in life.
I live on the Isle of Skye, and all my artwork is inspired by the landscape around me, or the places I visit.
I feel drawn to the harsh beauty of mountain environments and the ever-changing weather and light conditions.
Wherever I walk, I take a sketchbook with me, sometimes to extreme environments! Sketching creates a close bond with the natural environment; immersed in a particular view, closely observing small details, I feel the experience as a stronger and more complete connection.
I work mainly in my sketchbooks, in pastel and ink, and I am currently finding ways to express the “felt experience” of a place, rather than a particular view. My sketches have become more abstract over time, and I am trying to develop a greater variety of marks, which reflect my experiences. In addition, I continue to work on making larger work and using a greater variety of media.
This is my first exhibition.
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