At the beginning of December in 2019, on my way to Killin, Perthshire, I stopped at a very flooded Callander where the river had burst its banks. It was an incredibly bright December day and the blue from the sky and the still river looked so beautiful. I wanted to convey the texture of the landscape against the flatness of the sky and river and so I combined two different printmaking techniques to help do that.
This is an edition of 12. 9 of them are available for sale.
Over the years I have been making small trips mainly around Scotland & Europe, sketching and taking photos of the landscape and flora. Having collected my source information I create prints and watercolours inspired by the dramatic and beautiful views I have encountered.
I am fascinated by landscape from the textures and colours to its form and composition. When I am drawing the landscape, especially in more remote areas, I feel incredibly content when I observe and record everything before me. Recording it so that I can keep its memory with me. Whether it is an invigorating blustery day or one of utter stillness and astounding light, I want to capture the moment and the serenity I felt there and take it home with me.