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"

  • maple morning #2
    24" x 24"

  • light through trees #2
    24" x 24"

  • maple morning
    30" x 30"

  • spring waters
    36" x 48"

  • lavender reflections #2
    24" x 24"

  • sundown
    36" x 36"

  • spring waters #2
    24" x 24"

  • november #3
    24" x 24"

  • november
    48" x 48"

  • ganges dawn
    24" x 48"

  • night swimming
    30" x 30"

  • east river
    48" x 48"

  • november #2
    24" x 48"

  • drift
    24" x 48"

  • may
    30" x 30"

  • 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"

  • maple reflection
    30" x 40"

  • 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"

  • becalmed
    40" x 40"

  • adriatic
    48" x 48"

  • adriatic #2
    36" x 48" SOLD

  • thames
    48" x 48"

  • seine spring
    24" x 48"

  • 13 island lake #2
    24" x 24"

  • abscission
    36" x 36"

  • grenadier #2
    24" x 24"

  • grenadier
    24" x 48"

  • windermere
    48" x 48"

  • windermere #2
    36" x 48"

  • glenwood springs
    36" x 36"

  • spring blossoms #2
    24" x 24"

  • spring blossoms
    36" x 36"

  • light through maples
    24" x 48"

  • light through maples #2
    24" x 24"

  • in bloom
    30" x 30"

  • giverny shade
    36" x 36"

  • evening sun reflection
    36" x 36"

  • emergence #2
    24" x 24"