I paint, in watercolour and gouache, subjects taken from my locality; Loch Lomondside, the Firth of Clyde, the Arrochar Alps, the Campsie Fells, Argyll and the Trossachs. I also gather material during holiday visits, recently to the Outer Hebrides and Arran, where the whole spectrum of weather can be
experienced in a single day.
I am primarily interested in weather conditions and aim to give a sense of the impending weather, i.e. before rain, threatened snow, after rain, windswept, stillness. I attempt to do this by rendering particular effects of light on the landscape or seascape, cast shadows, changes in focus, clarity to soft, veiled, misty, patches and pockets of light.