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 quiet corners of rare isolation amid spectacular panoramas has provided the dedication and inspiration for so many of my paintings.


About  the work

Larger paintings

can be viewed in Gallery 1, 2 and 3.They are watercolours 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 closely observed cameos of the enchanting and abundant natural world on our doorstep to the changing light on landscapes of mountain, sea and glen. On those few occasional 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 newsletter.


About purchasing

After a number of years selling my paintings through galleries my work is now exhibited at Sòlas Gallery in Gairloch and from my website and emailed newsletter. I enjoy meeting and communicating directly with the many collectors of my work from around the world. There are several ways to see and purchase my paintings.

Larger paintings

Please email if you considering purchasing one of these paintings or require further details. Courier delivery is free within the UK and payment can be made with a Paypal e-invoice, cheque by post or if you prefer, by debit or credit card over the phone.


 Small paintings

These are available to buy online through my Highland Paintings email, in the 'what's new' web page and on my blog painting diary. They are kept at affordable prices between £100 - £130, and this includes free delivery within the UK. Delivery worldwide is available at an additional charge of 10%. For more information and news of the launch of the first 100 small paintings from the Highlands in early 2012, please subscribe to my email newsletter..

Sòlas Gallery

See my work in the contemporary setting of Sòlas Gallery in Gairloch, run 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 among our many visitors and share the pleasures of our magnificent west coast scenery.

For more information please contact me by email.