I work predominantly as an oil painter whose work is influenced through the exploration of the Scottish landscape. This is my form of escapism. My paintings do not directly depict the landscape in a traditional sense, but take on abstract forms which focus on colour, texture and creation of atmosphere. The initial stages of each piece have a certain unpredictable element which allows the paint to flow naturally and unrestricted. This in turn triggers further memories and allows the development of my pieces into their final form.