Having started out by completing my apprenticeship in clock & watch repairing I then spent much of my working life as a technician in the Engineering Department of Napier University. My main leisure activity since childhood has been photography but following early retirement I looked for another means of expression and through the Madainn Group, run by Carol Taylor MA RCA for 7 years, I was introduced to modern contemporary painting. Thus inspired I have attended several courses at Leith School of Art. I work in acrylic paint, inks, oil pastel, charcoal & graphite – often combined with collage and enjoy being able to escape from the preciseness of my other pursuit of clock making.
My inspiration comes from a variety of sources. I am particularly interested in buildings – both existing and demolished and I enjoy the freedom to give expression to how I feel about these subjects without the restraint of total realism.