I was born in Glasgow in 1947, and went to school at Laurel Bank. After leaving school I studied at Glasgow School of Art.
Painting has always been my first love, and I remember sitting with my father painting alongside him , during our holidays to the far north.
I love the changing moods of light, colour and atmosphere, and I am fascinated with the vibrancy of change, the point of “in-between”.
The atmosphere of place, which I find, heightens my senses. A feeling of being in the “now” with the elemental forces, whether they are wild or calm.
I respond not only to the outer scenes but have a sense of soul responding, a kind of Celtic longing, responding to the moods of the sea, whether it is light dancing on still waters or the raging waves, wind driven on to the land. This inner response is reflected in my paintings with colour and movement, enhanced by the inner eye, as opposed to a photographic reproduction.