I was born in the Scottish Borders and the colour and light from this area has always been an inspiration to me. My initial work concentrated on images of Scottish life and landscape that surrounded me. I look closely at the contours of the land, and I am fascinated by the patterns of fields, hedges and pathways.
As my work has developed, I find inspiration from the detail of buildings, people’s lives and how they interact with their surroundings. Over recent years I have been increasingly inspired by landscapes and townscapes in the Mediterranean. I find the juxtaposition between the light in Scotland and that of Italy fascinating. Through the use of colour, I try to evoke a sense of the area whether it’s the warmth and light of the Mediterranean or the atmosphere of Scotland.