The day I sat down to create the sketch for this painting was wild and windy. It was difficult to stand up never mind trying to hold a sketch pad. I tucked myself in behind a rock and gave it a go. This painting is a result of that wild autumn day!
Fresh snow on the Coniston fells - Framed
A view from a high vantage point in Langdale looking up the Band.
There is something quite renewing to sit by a snow meltwater burn, and be surrounded by birdsong and the freshness of the spring birches.
Sketching in the Cairngorms can be quite a challenge during the winter months. Rarely is the paper still enough to apply the paint when the winds are strong. Ice crystals start to form on the paper as the watercolour freezes. My sketchbooks become little diaries which light my spark for inspiration.
122 x 60cm - Oil and Mixed Media on canvas
A beautiful mountain situated in the wild expanse of the far north west of Scotland.
North West Scotland
When the sea mist moves over the peninsula it channels our awareness towards the immediate landscape, and the subtle variants and vibrance of grey.
Looking North along the Western headlands of the Isle of Mull. This painting was born from the inspirations and sketches during a sailing trip around the inner Hebrides.