The Scottish east coast fishing industry was very much a family affair. The men did the fishing, but it was women who managed all the onshore work. From 4am they would be up, collecting Mussels for bait. Preparing the lines for the next days fishing would take upwards of 2000 Mussels, with even a small … Continue reading To the boats in the morning
Story has always been a huge driving force behind Human creativity. Our first paintings told stories of the world around us, music and dance evolved as story telling devices, and it is this tradition that drives much popular music these days. Story has also been a huge part of my practice, indeed of my life. … Continue reading Every Picture tells a story?
Only half way through the month and I have so much on. Got back from the Scottich Highlands at the end of July, after a week of fanastic sunshine while it rained in most of the rest of the UK 🙂 This painting of the North-Eastern coast of Skye was done from a plein air … Continue reading Busy August
We've been in the highlands of Scotland for a fortnight now. A late holiday timed to give us a feel for the light, people and weather up here in the off-season, as we consider moving here permanently some time in the next three years. The ever changing light and much varied cloud cover through the … Continue reading Wave
As most people don't when it starts to get cold and wet, we've taken a house on the north-west coast of Scotland, just above the Torridons mountain range, in a place called Gairloch. This unseasonal tourism is motivated by our desire to move here, and our recognition that the short days and harsh conditions of … Continue reading Last harbour