I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1984 and have been painting, teaching and travelling ever since.
In both my landscape and still life paintings I try to demonstrate a delicate compositional balance of physical shape and negative space. I attempt to create compositions that develop through layers of brushwork, drawing and collage, as they move between abstract and representational marks. Pattern and collage are very important elements, as I try to incorporate textures and mark making as prominent features.
I have continued to be inspired by the shapes and textures within landscape and still life compositions but only as a starting point
I look for shapes both within the object but also in the negative space and allow the drawn mark or brush stroke to dictate what happens next.