While I always painted throughout a twenty year teaching career, over the last ten years I have been able to devote more time to art. I decided to paint scenes and situations that meant a lot to me, and this took me from the Western Highlands, to East Lothian, and to music pubs to paint musicians in action.
I like to work directly in an expressive manner, whether it be in oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolour. The object is to capture the impact of the location, taking account of aspects like light, atmosphere, colour and texture.
For me a picture has to command attention and communicate clearly to the viewer. Hopefully I can achieve this in my work.