journey for miles through the Scottish hills recording the landscape in various
conditions is a project that I started in 2009 and it marries with
passion and love for mountains and nature.
pastels for outdoor sketching is a direct and quick technique to
capture colour, mood and movement especially on the hills where
the weather can be wild.
have grown to dislike painting out to the edges of the canvas and
I think that this has been inspired by outdoor sketching in the
highlands where inner shape dictates the composition and not the
Marks and shapes grow within the canvas from a repertoire
of mental harmonic notes.
colour and line, sketches can reveal so much more about a place,
than say a photograph,
and allows us to share in a passing moment.
sketches are done on either white Somerset or Canson tinted pastel
paper, the chalk pastels are left un-fixed.
can share my thoughts and vision at;