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:

Mountains, Trees and Sunshine – Perfect Conditions for Glen Nevis
Last week I had the pleasure to deliver another of my popular half day photography workshops to three keen learners. Dave, Sam and Ben joined me in Glen Nevis for …
5 Challenges and 5 Opportunities of Summer Landscape Photography
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Faraway Tree on A Distant Hill: My Glen Eanaich Obsession
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Leave the camera alone. Why 99% of your energy should go into the landscape itself.
One of the biggest mistakes we make as photographers is focusing our energy on learning new photographic techniques, processing skills, or obsessing over equipment. We should be focusing on the …
Finding Amazing Moments in Scotland’s Most Challenging Conditions
Last week (2nd April) I enjoyed my first proper winter hill day in quite while. It was a fine bluebird day, and I enjoyed a snowy hike up to the …
Please, I beg you – don’t burn down my forest.
Spring is finally coming. And I'm absolutely terrified of what it seems certain to bring. Fire. In March we had a spell of warm weather that lasted just over ten …