Based in Deerness, Orkney, my work is a response to the sensations of walking, swimming and kayaking the coasts and hills, experiencing familiar places from different perspectives through the year. Back in the studio I try to capture the feeling of being out on these journeys through the landscape and seascape and to keep that feeling going…

Regular trips to Mackay Country in Sutherland, NW Highlands; Coigach and Assynt; and other favourite places such as Faroe Islands are tracked back to the studio and leave their traces in my work.

I am inspired by the energy in the sea and sky, the relentless wind and weather, and the perpetual waves and tides eroding and reshaping the coastline. Seasonal changes in light and colour, sounds and movement, temperature and textures, all inform my work.