‘I paint digitally – which means I use mobile and desktop drawing tablets and a stylus – rather than traditional media. I work in two ways; I either paint from life or else I invent. If I work from life, my subject is what’s closest to hand (small domestic things – a flower, an egg frying, the view from my window). If I work in a more conceptual way, I use the landscape as a starting point: I take photographs and drawings, and I work from these later. Working this way, not distracted by the subject, gives me a great deal of freedom, and I use imagination and memory to select what is important to me.
Most of my work over the past 18 months has been inspired by a particular place: the tiny island of Easdale, part of the Slate Islands in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland, once the centre of the Scottish Slate Industry until a huge tidal wave flooded its quarries in the late 19C. Nature has since reclaimed much of the island, leaving a post-industrial landscape; abandoned buildings, rusty machinery and ribbons of sharp rock protecting deep pools from the sea. Sheer cliffs of slate overlook a small community of 70 people that live in small white cottages. Perched precariously on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Easdale is frequently buffeted by wild storms. It is an exciting, mysterious, beautiful and bleak place. Landscape becomes a haunted place, a post-industrial island inhabited by ghosts, memories and artefacts.’
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