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.

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

White Water, pigment ink, gesso, gouache on cradled board, 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