This latest group of paintings reflects the ordinary landscape of Scotland. There are no herioc mountains or Lochs; the views are about what I see most days, and know very well.
The meadows and fields are to be found in Fife (where I used to live), but also in the Scottish Borders where we moved to last year. The flowers and field edges are from a walled garden and farm, in Fife. A very favourite location.
The seasons are reflected in this collection of paintings; from the height of summer with its abundance and glorious colour, to the depth of winter. Here the dark skies, snow and bare trees make for a startling subject matter. There can be a clarity and simplicity in winter, which I love. Almost as much as I love a fallow field or a profusion of wild flowers on a country walk.
In addition to the landscapes, I have painted a group of colourful still life. Of course flowers predominate here, as do my collection of jugs, vases and plates! Winter time and colourful still life, go together in Scotland.