reflections

My current body of work, in keeping with my career as an abstract landscape artist, aims to capture the shifting mercurial patterns of water reflections. The rivers, lakes and oceans in my paintings are portrayals of those from my native Scotland, my new adopted home here in Canada and from travelling abroad.

I have always been drawn to water as somewhere to visit and somewhere to live, coming as I do from a small island nation. My love of its ever changing nature is balanced by my fear of and respect for its power and danger.

My process begins with the memory of the location that I am recreating: which colours had the most impact, how did the weather and season affect the scene, how was my mood and did it influence my viewing of the scene. The finished piece is thus as much a reflection of myself in the moment as of the place itself.

  • light through trees
    24" x 48"

  • lavender reflection
    30" x 30"

  • red oaks
    24" x 48"

  • maple morning #2
    24" x 24"

  • light through trees #2
    24" x 24"

  • red oaks #2
    24" x 24"

  • maple morning
    30" x 30"

  • spring waters
    36" x 48"

  • lavender reflections #2
    24" x 24"

  • sundown
    36" x 36"

  • moonlight
    36" x 36"

  • light through birches #2
    24" x 24"

  • spring waters #2
    24" x 24"

  • light through birches
    24" x 24"

  • moonlight #2
    24" x 24"

  • november #3
    24" x 24"

  • ganges dawn #2
    24" x 24" SOLD

  • november
    48" x 48"

  • ganges dawn
    24" x 48"

  • night swimming
    30" x 30"

  • in flux
    30" x 30" SOLD

  • east river
    48" x 48"

  • november #2
    24" x 48"

  • drift
    24" x 48"

  • may
    30" x 30"

  • provencal
    36" x 36" SOLD

  • the dying of the light
    36" x 36"

  • ashbridge
    24" x 48"

  • 13 island lake
    36" x 36"

  • winter's end #3
    30" x 30"

  • still waters
    40" x 40"

  • maple reflection #2
    24" x 24" SOLD

  • maple reflection
    30" x 40"

  • late in the day
    36" x 50" SOLD

  • lake ice #2
    24" x 24"

  • lake ice
    24" x 48"

  • giverny #3
    36" x 48"

  • giverny #4
    24" x 24"

  • giverny
    36" x 60"

  • bergen #2
    24" x 24" SOLD

  • bergen
    36" x 48"

  • becalmed
    40" x 40"

  • avignon
    36" x 36" SOLD

  • adriatic
    48" x 48"

  • adriatic #2
    36" x 48" SOLD

  • thames
    48" x 48"

  • thames #2
    12" x 24"

  • seine spring #2
    12" x 24"

  • seine spring
    24" x 48"

  • red barn reflection
    24" x 24"

  • evening reflection
    24" x 48" SOLD

  • 13 island lake #2
    24" x 24"

  • abscission
    36" x 36"

  • vernal
    18" x 18"

  • high park
    24" x 24"

  • grenadier #2
    24" x 24"

  • grenadier
    24" x 48"

  • windermere
    48" x 48"

  • windermere #2
    36" x 48"

  • windermere #3
    18" x 18"