Paintings/ From here

Sketches and paintings on paper made using non-toxic water-based materials
on recycled board and paper, often painting over and reusing

‘The courses of streams that marked this section of the Border were often diverted, dykes ploughed up in the night, lines erased, land approporated. It takes a surveyor to referee such disputes, to compromise, to mark a boundary so esoterically with little or no thought to topography. Only a surveyor could create such sharp angles, draw such straight and unexpected lines across the hills.’ – James Macdonald Lockart, Raptor, A Journey Through Birds (4th ESTATE, 2016) p.152

  From Here/3, acrylic on paper, 13 x 21 cm

From Here/4, acrylic on paper, 15 x 28 cm

From Here/5, acrylic on paper, 13 x 34 cm

From Here/10, acrylic on paper, 12 x 19 cm

We’re all of us under the same sky/1&2, acrylic on paper (unique monotypes), 15 x 20 cm (available via available via New Blood Art)

From my daughter’s window, ink on paper (unique monotype), 10 x 15 cm

untitled (sketch 1), mixed media, 9x7 cm

From Here/17, pigment and milk powder on paper, 11.5 x 17.5 cm
Private collection

From Here/ sketch 18, pigment and milk powder on paper, 15 x 21 cm

untitled/1, acrylic on paper, 10.5 x 15 cm

‘Mountains and Valleys are best reduced into Triangles, and so measured: for albeit they make rather spherical than plain Triangles, yet the way of measuration differs not
and as you measured the top of the Mountain, so must you the bottom of the depth of the valley… add them together and take hold thereof for the breadth, likwayes as you measure the ascente of both sides of the Hill, so must you the descente or going down of both sides to the bottom of the valley ; add them together, and take half for the length, and so multiply as before. –  from ‘How to measure, divide and lay out Land, &c.’ in John Reid, The Scot’s Gardener (1693), pp.43-4