Painting

Making bits of colour look like stuff.

Landscape painting gives me a chance to interpret the landscape in a less literal way than photography. Often I find myself revisiting moments from years gone by, re-interpreting them to capture their essential feeling. I am drawn to powerful colour combinations and bold shapes, and work mainly with a knife and acrylics.

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From the Blog:

Walking at the Forest’s Edge
Despite having spent over a decade exploring the Caledonian Forests of the Rothiemurchus estate, there are some areas of these woods where I have very rarely set foot. The higher …
Thoughts on The Darkest Day
I've been trying to get my head in gear to write a new post for weeks now. This is the 5th draft I've started in ten minutes, but this is …
Today Was a Gift
A few days ago the first snows of winter arrived on the mountains. There was a hard edged clarity of light in the forest that I only know from winter …
Come Further Up, Come Further In
"Over the garden fence, behind the railway and the cherry trees, the Cairngorms are waiting. They should be more than a mere background to life."
Deer Eyes
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” John …
The Oaks of Sunart
https://youtu.be/RMsgNfXdcYA As soon as the man on the phone stopped shouting at me and hung up, I made up my mind about going away. A few minutes later I had …