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Page last updated:  10th August, 2020

All works in this section have already been sold over the past few years but I hope you can enjoy them in this presentation.

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  382 'Towards Ben Lomond, winter', Acrylic & Pastel, 2017, 76 x 23 cm

‘Towards Ben Lomond, winter’
Acrylic & Pastel, 2017, 76 x 23 cm
Catalogue number: 382

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 369 'Cloud breaking from Cir Mhor, Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran', Acrylic & Pastel, 2016, 30 x 30 cm

‘Cloud breaking from Cir Mhor, Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2016, 30 x 30 cm
Catalogue number: 368

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‘In the hills of the Blackmount, winter’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2016, 80 x 80cm
Catalogue number: 377

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‘Memories of a winter day, the Cairngorms’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 80 x 80 cm
Catalogue number: 347

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359 'Towards Achaladair, winter', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 80 x 80 cm

‘Towards Achaladair, winter’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 80 x 80 cm
Catalogue number: 359

About this painting:

This piece is another of the paintings I have created based on views from Ghlas Bheinn …this time looking towards Achaladair.  We’d sat out of the wind eating our lunch and just watching the view change as the snow showers moved through the landscape.

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341 'From Gael Charn, the Drumochter Hills.jpg', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 210 x148 mm

 

‘From Gael Charn, the Drumochter Hills’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 21 x15 cm
Catalogue number: 341

About this painting:

Gael Charn was my 99th Munro and this view looks across the beallach to A’Mharconaich ….shortly to be my 100th Munro summit.  This walk took place a good few years ago but the snow covered hills and cold clear air made it a very memorable one.  We met just one person that day, a lone figure standing at the beallach enjoying the views across to the Ben Alder group of mountains.  This is a simple little painting but I really like the composition.  We re-visited these hills along with their two more southern neighbours the other summer in a long warm day…. these high and at times stony tops and their long connecting ridges make for superb walking ….at any time of year.

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354 'Late colours, the Bridge of Orchy Hills, December', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 76 x 23 cm

‘Late colours, the Bridge of Orchy Hills, December’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 76 x 23 cm
Catalogue number: 354

About this painting:

We visit the area around the Bridge of Orchy quite often and have seen Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh, (the two Munros immediately behind the village) in all sorts of conditions.  This recent painting tries to capture the colours and atmosphere we experienced the other year on a late winter afternoon as we were returning home after a walk up the near-by hill of Ghlas Bheinn.  As the sun dipped in the west, the slopes of these two big mountains turn very briefly, a very deep shade of red.   It was quite a sight and this is the second painting I’ve completed based on this view.

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338 'Passing shower, Lochnagar', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 80 x 43 cm

‘Passing shower, Lochnagar’, Acrylic & Pastel, 80 x 43 cm,
Catalogue number: 338

About this painting:
Lochnagar is one of the hills I had wanted to climb for many years.  Its location though, meant that it was just too far for us to visit as a day trip from Irvine and so the years went by without us reaching it.  In the spring of 2014 however, we got a glimpse of it while walking the hills to the immediate east of Glen Shee and we took the decision there and then to buy a small tent so that we could finally go and climb the hill.  This painting is based on the view we had looking out across the huge corrie as we made our way up onto the plateau.  It may have taken a lot of years to get there, but it was well worth the wait.

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361 'Approaching snow shower, Rannoch Moor', Oil on canvas, 2015, 80 x 80 cm

 ‘Approaching snow shower, Rannoch Moor’, Oil on canvas, 2015, 80 x 80 cm
Catalogue number: 361

About this painting:

This is another of my new oil paintings and it is one that I am particularly pleased with.  As you may know, Nita and I visit a small hill called Ghlas Bheinn every winter for a short but spectacular walk.  This small hill is based on the edge of Rannoch Moor and is surrounded on all other sides by impressive mountains.  Ghlas Bheinn is a perfect view point with 360degree views.  When we were there last February it was looking really impressive in rapidly changing conditions.  At times there was bright sunshine illuminating the rich winter colours of the moor and hillsides while at other times the views were shrouded in driving snow as big showers blasted their way through the landscape.  I think this painting well captures the scene as one of these heavy showers moved towards us.

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343 'Above Glen Coe, spring', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015 30 x 30 cm

‘Above Glen Coe, spring’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015 30 x 30 cm
Catalogue number: 343

About this painting:

Walking roughly north along the ridge from the top of the Devil’s Staircase on the West Highland Way, takes you after several intermediate summits, to Am Bodach at the start of the famous Aonach Eagach where walking turns into difficult scrambling!  This small painting is based on a view we had the other spring as we wandered along the easy bit.  That said, the views are spectacular with all the Glencoe mountains close by and further off, fine views to the Mamores and Ben Nevis.

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353 'From the eastern shores of Loch Lomond', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 30 x 30 cm

‘From the eastern shores of Loch Lomond’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015, 30 x 30 cm
Catalogue number: 353

About this painting:

Most people experience the eastern shores of Loch Lomond from the magnificent West Highland Way long distance footpath.  The view point for this painting however is a good couple of hundred metres above the footpath on a broad track that zigzags its way up the steep hillside.  We had been on a trip to walk the lonely little summit of Chuirn a’ Bheinn that rises a few kilometres to the north of Beinn Lomond.  It had been a strange day of heavy brooding clouds that made the famous Munro look especially good.  As we descended back to the loch side the sun started to emerge through the banks of mist and for a while we had these very atmospheric views over the famous loch.

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'Breaking mists on Mam na Gualainn'

‘Breaking mists on Mam na Gualainn’

‘Breaking mists on Mam na Gualainn’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 80 x 80 cm
Catalogue number: 305

About this painting:
Mam na Gualainn is situated in an amazing location. It rises on the north side of Loch Leven and has spectacular views south to the mountains of Glen Coe and north to the Mamores and Ben Nevis. I did this painting after visiting the hill the other summer. It was a very strange day of weather, with low cloud rolling in from the west and then breaking around the mountains. For much of the day we actually had bright sun but every now and again it came over very heavy and threatened but didn’t actually rain. This painting is based on just one such moment and it made for a very dramatic view along the length of the hill and east to the Blackwater Reservoir.

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'Harris, west coast'

‘Harris, west coast’

‘Harris, west coast’, Oil on canvas, 2013, 80 x 80 cm
Catalogue number: 308

About this painting:
During the course of our two week long holiday on Harris in 2013, we had many days of rain, high winds and one even of snow. We did however catch a couple of fine cold days and on one of these we drove south down the west coast of the island. The beaches and coastal scenery was superb and I did a number of paintings trying to record this wild beautiful coast-line. This painting is one of them and it was done using thick layers of oil colour to capture the movement and power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashed against this remote island.

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'A damp morning, Buachaille Etive Beag, Glen Coe'

‘A damp morning, Buachaille Etive Beag, Glen Coe’

‘A damp morning, Buachaille Etive Beag, Glen Coe’, Acrylic and Pastel, 2014, 122 x 61 cm
Catalogue number: 323

About this painting:

This large painting is based on one of the many classic views seen as you drive down the A82 through Glen Coe.  As you know, most of my work is based on views from up high in the hills or well away from the roads.  On this occasion though I just couldn’t resist the temptation to create a painting from this view point…..with clouds breaking around this fabulous mountain.

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'Autumn mists, the Arran Hills'

‘Autumn mists, the Arran Hills’

‘Autumn mists, the Arran Hills’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2014, 80 x 80 cm

Catalogue number: 324

 

About this painting:
A few years ago while we were walking in the hills on the Isle of Arran we sat for almost an hour watching what had been thick cloud all around us, slowly break up and lift.  To start with we’d just noticed that it was generally getting brighter and then we spotted the very top of Beinn Nuis appearing out of the cloud.  Over the next hour we watched the most wonderful changing views of mountain and cloud before the hills finally cleared completely.  This painting tries to capture something of this time.  We never got to the summit of our hill …we’d spent too much time sitting and looking. It didn’t matter though ….this is what walking in the hills is all about.

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'Approaching shower, Assynt'

‘Approaching shower, Assynt’

‘Approaching shower, Assynt’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2014, 210 x 148 mm

Catalogue number: 314

About this painting:

Assynt has really caught our attention over the last 10 years.  We’ve had five holidays there and will no doubt go back again soon.  The landscape really is very special and the views are exceptional.  This little painting is based on a day we walk Braebag, a long stone covered whale-back of a hill near Conival.  From its broad slopes you see across to Suilven and Canisp.  On this particular day we had a mix of sun and rain showers, making the views even more atmospheric.

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'Crossing to Harris, a damp April evening'

‘Crossing to Harris, a damp April evening’

‘Crossing to Harris, a damp April evening’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 76 x 23 cm

Catalogue number 296

 

About this painting:

Region: Islands

In late April this year we took our first ever trip over to Harris.  We’d had a great drive up to Uig on the Isle of Skye in fine spring weather but as we waited for the evening ferry to arrive, the sky filled in and by the time we were on board and under way it was grey, damp and quite windy.  We sat looking out through the salt spray covered windows watching the waves and waiting to get our first sight of the outer isles.  The scene seemed perfect for some drawings and paintings and this is the first piece I completed.  A lady who saw this painting at my studio the other month and who was born on Lewis said that all it needed was the smell of peat fires.  She said her father always knew when the ferry was getting close to the isles because of the smell of the peat fires in the air.

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'Harris, west coast, May 2013'

‘Harris, west coast, May 2013’

‘Harris, west coast, May 2013’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 30 x 30 cm

Catalogue number: 288

About this painting:

Region: Islands

This is another of the Harris beach paintings, this time a more traditional view at near high tide.  The waters around these wild islands on the edge of the Atlantic are so clean and clear they create magnificent colours as they pour over the pale sands.

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'December afternoon, Blackmount'

‘December afternoon, Blackmount’

‘December afternoon, Blackmount’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 30 x 30 cm

Catalogue number: 267

 

About this painting:

Region: West Highlands

There is a walk we do most years in December that follows the line of low, heather, grass and rock covered ridge on the edge of Rannoch Moor.  The highest point is a little less than 600 m but as a view point it might be difficult to find better in the area …even from some of the larger neighbouring peaks.  This painting was based on one of the views I had as I looked across the edge of the moor to some of the large snow topped hills of the Blackmount.

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'Last light, Cononish Glen'

‘Last light, Cononish Glen’

‘Last light, Cononish Glen’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2012, 210 x 148 mm

Catalogue number: 244

 

 

About this painting:

Region: Southern Highlands

Low, late sunlight breaking through heavy clouds onto the open hillside can make for a dramatic scene.  We had just such conditions early this year as we walked back down Cononish Glen from Ben Lui.  My fuzzy eye makes things even more dramatic at times like this!

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'Heavy down pour, Harris, May 2013'

‘Heavy down pour, Harris, May 2013’

 

‘Heavy down pour, Harris, May 2013’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 30 x 30 cm

Catalogue number: 291

 

About this painting:

Region: Islands

We had a lot of rain when we were staying on Harris in early May this year and this was a scene we witnessed on several occasions as we drove the road through the mountains there.  Most of the scenes I paint are viewpoints up in the hills and glens and I rarely try and work scenes seen from the roadside …but this was an exception ….one that was well worth making I think!

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'Low tide, Harris'

‘Low tide, Harris’

‘Low tide, Harris’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 30 x 30 cm

Catalogue number: 287

 

About this painting:

Region: Islands

This is another of the coastal scenes I painted following our visit to Harris in early May.  This was much more like we saw the coastal landscape most of the holiday …grey and damp but with much atmosphere and incredible wildness.  We spent a good deal of time splashing over wet sand, peering into rock pools and listening to the sounds of the waves, wind and birds …if you can’t be on the hill because of the weather then this is a great alternative!

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'Approaching snow shower, Ben Loyal, Sutherland'

‘Approaching snow shower, Ben Loyal, Sutherland’

‘Approaching snow shower, Ben Loyal, Sutherland’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2012, 30 x 30 cm
Catalogue number: 239

About this painting:
Region: Northern Highlands
Ben Loyal is a stunning mountain situated on the northern coast of Sutherland.  On our recent holiday there in May this year we decided to try and climb it.  It’s quite a long walk in to the base of the hill and then a steep pull up to the broad ridge.  As we got to the top of the steep ground the weather that had until then been fine, quickly deteriorated and within a few minutes the snow was falling and the cloud descended.  It was quite magnificent watching the big snow flakes and as I stood there I remember thinking that this scene would make a good painting.  Hopefully this is it!

 

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'Snow showers, over the Flow Country, Sutherland'

‘Snow showers, over the Flow Country, Sutherland’

‘Snow showers over the Flow Country, Sutherland’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2012, 76 x 23 cm
Catalogue number: 229
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About this painting:
Region: Northern Highlands
This is another of my new ‘Sutherland’ paintings.  This is based on the views we had as we were walking towards the base of Beinn Griam Beg, a modest hill of just under 600m that rises from the expanse of the Flow Country.  Conditions were very varied and bright sunshine would quickly turn to driving snow and mist …the hills we were walking towards rapidly disappearing only to reappear half an hour later with a slightly white coating.

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'Approaching snow shower...on the slopes of Ben Loyal, Sutherland'

‘Approaching snow shower…on the slopes of Ben Loyal, Sutherland’

‘Approaching snow shower….on the slopes of Ben Loyal, Sutherland’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2012, 76 x 23 cm
Catalogue number: 235

About this painting:
Region: Northern Highlands
This is one of my latest paintings created since we returned from Sutherland in mid May 2012.  It is a view looking north from the steep slopes leading up to the summit ridge of Ben Loyal in Sutherland.  After a bright start conditions had gradually deteriorated and this was the point that the snow started falling and the cloud started to descend….2 or 3 minutes later the views were gone and we were stood in mist and driving snow!  That’s a real summer holiday for you!

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'Overlooking Strath Earn, October'

‘Overlooking Strath Earn, October’

‘Overlooking Strath Earn, October’, Acrylic & Pastel, 76 x 23 cm
Ref: 179

About this painting
Region: Southern Highlands
The hills that rise around Loch Turret in Perthshire give superb views out over the lower countryside around Crieff.  We’d walked a kilometre or so off the main route up Ben Chonzie, to reach an un-named little top.  A small pile of stones marked the point, and the fact that others too made the short detour to see these fine views.

 

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'Beinn Dorain from Beinn Odhar'

‘Beinn Dorain from Beinn Odhar’

‘Beinn Dorain from Beinn Odhar’, Acrylic & Pastel, 76 x 23 cm
Ref: 180

About this painting
Region: Southern Highlands
Beinn Odhar is a steep sided and mainly grassy hill that rises to just over 900m on the outskirts of Tyndrum.  From its summit yoou can look across the Auch Gleanne to its bigger neighbours Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh.

 

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'Above Loch Ericht, February'

‘Above Loch Ericht, February’

‘Above Loch Ericht, February’, Acrylic & Pastel, 76 x 23 cm
Ref: 183

About this painting
This is one of my Drumochter Hills paintings and is based on a day we spent walking the hills above Loch Ericht.  The conditions were very fine that day and the snow
topped hills all around look particularly good.

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 'On Ghlas Beinn, Rannoch moor'

‘On Ghlas Beinn, Rannoch moor’

‘On Ghlas Beinn, Rannoch Moor’, Acrylic & Pastel, 76 x 23 cm
Ref: 157

About this painting

Region: West Highlands

A beautiful mid December day led to this and several other paintings.  On this occasion we had done a relatively short walk up onto the wee top of Ghlas Beinn.  It is only something over 500 m but it is right on the edge of Rannoch Moor and gives huge views to all points on the compass.  Coupled with this we had dramatic skies, bright sunshine and the first snows on the high tops of the Blackmount and Glencoe …well, it was just stunning and made for a very memorable day.

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