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Winter / Spring update 2024 | Scottish Landscape Art - Scottish Landscape Paintings

Winter / Spring update 2024

New Year – new artwork


As you are probably aware, for the last few years I’ve been working almost entirely on larger paintings that are accompanied by sound. I’ve had a lot of fun developing this collaborative work with sound engineer Graham Byron and the last show (which ended just a few weeks ago) ‘Painting with Sound – Short walks along the West Coast of Scotland’ at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, was probably the best exhibition I’ve had.

Painting with Sound exhibition, Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine

The final configuration of the visual and audio elements, using QR codes to give a very immersive experience, proved very successful and I will now be looking for venues in which to exhibit and sell this kind of innovative landscape work. Watch this space!

Painting with Sound exhibition, Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine

Of course, this audio-visual work has taken a huge amount of time to develop and even doing the large 120 x 120 cm oil paintings has been very time consuming, with each one of the 11 such pieces in the recent show taking anywhere between two and four months to complete……and that doesn’t include all the hours Graham and I have put into creating the soundscapes. As such I have done almost none of the smaller acrylic and pastel paintings for which I became known and which sold well enough to pay for the upkeep of my studio over the years.

I have therefore decided to get back to painting some of these smaller pieces and now have three new 76 x 23 cm acrylic and pastel paintings completed:

478 ‘Towards Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran’


479 ‘A passing view from near Crianlarich, January’


480 ‘An afternoon in December, Creag Meagaidh’



Something completely new


In the past I have only ever used oil for the larger paintings but have really enjoyed building the oil colour for these in thick layers. I have decided to try and do this on a much smaller scale, creating small, (20 x 20 cm) semi abstract landscapes in thick choppy oil paint. I have been doing these small pieces quite quickly in just one or two sessions. I’m quite pleased with them as they are a nice cross between the smaller acrylic & pastel paintings I have done in the past and the more recent larger oil pieces. Here are images of several of these new pieces, I hope that you like them:

463 ‘Luss Hills sketch, early winter’


473 ‘An early winter afternoon, Glen Lyon’


474 ‘In the Drumochter Hills, early spring’


475 ‘In the mountains above Glen Shiel, winter’


476 ‘Above Glen Ogle, Febraury’

Finally, if you run a gallery and would like to exhibit and sell some of my work, please don’t hesitate to contact me:
Email: or
Tel: 07568 380552



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