The natural environment of Orkney is strongly influencing my recent work, particularly the constant, dynamic movement of water and weather. I am thinking a lot about what it means to live on an island surrounded by the wide sea horizon, and experiencing that as a kind of radical openness and connectedness to the world; an island understood as open rather than insular, a shoreline as a permeable and shifting meeting point, rather than a fixed boundary.

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Summer Sea Fog, iridescent ink, pigment ink and gesso on paper, 31cm x 41cm

Floating Edges, pigment ink and gesso on cradled poplar, 41cm x 51cm

Dispersal, pigment ink, tea and gesso on cradled poplar, 41cm x 51cm

Wintry Shower, pigment ink and gouache on paper, 20cm x 20cm

Pale Wave, pigment ink and gesso on cradled poplar, 41cm x 51cm

Cloudy, pigment ink and gesso on cradled poplar, 41cm x 51cm

Green Wave, pigment ink and gesso on paper, 58cm x 93cm

Breaker, pigment ink and gesso on pine board, 30cm x 35cm

Incoming Tide, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Birsay Pool, pigment ink, gesso and gouache on plywood, 30cm x 42cm

The Strand, pigment ink and gesso on pine board, 40cm x 85cm

Winter Wave, pigment ink, gesso and gouache on plywood, 30cm x 43cm

Deeper Water, iridescent ink, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on paper, 30cm x 40cm

Sea Lustre, iridescent ink, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on paper, 31cm x 38cm

Sea Haar, iridescent ink, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on paper, 31cm x 41cm

Squall, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on paper, 70cm x 98cm

Spray, pigment ink and gouache on paper, 20cm x 20cm

Cold Plunge, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on cradled poplar, 41cm x 51cm

Cold Wave, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on paper, 58cm x 80cm

White Water, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on cradled poplar, 41cm x 51cm

Rain Coming On, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on pine board, 30cm x 30cm

Winter Pool, pigment ink, gesso on plywood, 30cm x 42cm

Rockool, pigment ink, gouache and gesso on paper, 32cm x 49cm

North Shore, pigment ink, gesso and gouache on paper, 44cm x 57cm

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