My manner of painting has changed over the years. When I left Glasgow
School of Art my work was very tight and linear, probably due to the fact that
I specialised in jewellery design, but as time progressed my work has become
more painterly and expressive, particularly with my landscape work. I may
start with a sketch or a photograph and then work into a stylised image or
feeling of a place I would like to be.
Lots of people say that it must be relaxing when painting, but it is quite the
contrary. When I begin a painting I hope It is going to be a successful
outcome, but that is not always the case. If I still like the painting after two
months, then I am quite content.
If I am very honest, the most rewarding thing I find about being an artist is
the fact that some other people also like the work.