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The coastal villages of the Highlands provide me with all the colours, shapes and textures I need to make my paintings.

It begins by going out sketching, looking for material that might be useful, then back in my studio I try to combine elements that may work together compositionally to create paintings. I like the mix of natural organic shapes and textures with geometric manmade things like boats and buildings.

The hills and sea, beaches and crofts, trees and birds, people and dogs are all part of the landscape.

The distinctive regional  characteristics are inspiring, for instance the inky blue water at Ullapool compared to the intense turquiose of the sea off the north coast (on a clear day!), or the open aspect of Gairloch compared to the nestling lochside villages of Wester Ross.

And when the seasons change it all changes, providing me with an endless  supply of colours, shapes and textures to play with.

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Shore Street With Two Fishing Boats

Oil painting on wood

50cmx50cmx1.5cm

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Church St/Colonel's Rd, Lochcarron Winter Scene

Oil painting on wood

60cmx60cmx5cm

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Kyleakin Harbour

Oil painting on wood

60cmx60cmx5cm

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West Side Beach Walk
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North Coast Bay

Oil painting on wood

50cmx50cmx4cm

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The North Coast Road

Oil painting on wood

50cmx50cmx4cm

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Blue Horizons

Oil painting on collage on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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By Kyle Of Lochalsh

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Blue Boat On The Jetty

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Sheep Croft Winter Scene

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Heron In The Shallows

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Fishing Boats In Between Chimney Pots

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Snowy Lochside Crofts

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Low Sun On Rusty Roofs

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx5cm

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Autumn Evening, Ullapool

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx4cm

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Two Oystercatchers

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx4cm

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Pearl Of A Boat

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx4cm

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White Sands

Oil painting on wood

40.5cmx40.5cmx4cm

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Watercolour sketch for Church Street/Colonel's Rd

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Harbour With Pink Fishing Boat

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Two Houses On Main Street, Lochcarron

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Ullapool Harbour With Fishing Boat

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Two Oystercatchers

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Little Inlet

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for The Boatshed

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Harbour With Pink Fishing Boat

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Fresh water stream running into the sea loch

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm

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Watercolour sketch for Blanket of Autumn Seaweed

Paper in glass clipframe

30cmx30cm