About the artist

As a student of Art and Design in the late 1970s, the early years were divided between ceramics, landscape painting and life drawing. A long interest in sketching and exploring the natural world through travel has been the background to settling in Gairloch, West Highlands of Scotland,in the late 1900's.

Walking in the mountains and sailing the coastal waters around the Inner Hebrides has allowed me to discover the wonders of changing light and colour in one of Britain's great unspoilt landscapes. Discovering new  views amid spectacular panoramas has provided the dedication and inspiration for so many of my paintings.

 

About  the work

Larger paintings and occasional small watercolours

can be viewed in Gallery 1, 2 and 3.They are usually between medium and large - some over a metre wide.  Majestic panoramas of mountain and sea are the inspiration for most of this work. The subjects are primarily Wester–Ross but increasingly further afield, from Sutherland to Argyll and the Islands.

Smaller paintings 

cover a wide range of more spontaneous ‘en plein-air’ and studio work ( depending on the weather ! ). Painting subjects vary from a closely observed cameo of the enchanting and abundant natural world on our doorstep to the changing light on landscapes of mountain, sea and glen. On the  (very!) few  days when the weather is unkind, the studio is the place to paint small still life compositions from found, natural and 'everyday' objects. If you would like to receive regular updates and news of these small paintings as they are available please subscribe to my email blog.

 

About purchasing

After a number of years selling my paintings through galleries my work is now exhibited only at Sòlas Gallery in Gairloch, here from my website and occasional emailed blog. I enjoy meeting and communicating directly with the many collectors of my work from around the world. There are these ways to see and purchase my paintings but if you have a specific painting or commission in mind do contact me directly for the latest work available 

Larger paintings

Please email if you are considering purchasing one of these paintings or require further details. Courier delivery is included within the UK and payment can be made with a Paypal e-invoice, bank transfer (account details will be forwarded by email) or cheque, or if you prefer, by debit or credit card over the phone. Delivery outside the Uk is very possible  and if you contact me I will provide you with quotes. 

ALL PRICES SHOWN ARE INCLUSIVE OF FRAMING, PACKAGING AND DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR in the UK

 Small paintings

These are available to buy online through my Highland Paintings email blog diary, see the 'what's new' subscription page.. They are kept at affordable prices between £120 - £190, and this includes free delivery within the UK. Delivery worldwide is available at an additional charge of 10%. .

Sòlas Gallery

See my work in the contemporary setting of Sòlas Gallery in Gairloch, managed by artist Lyn Beckett, a permanent exhibition of paintings and ceramics from Spring to early Autumn. Purchases can be taken away or shipped to your home. If you are a regular collector a discount is available. It would be a great pleasure to see you there.

For more up-to-date information please contact me by email.

 

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