I am a Scottish artist working from my studio on the shores of Loch Long in Argyll, Scotland, UK. I am fortunate never to be short of inspiration here:  the loch in front, the forest behind, my garden surrounding the house and studio, and the ever changing light and weather.

In the 'lumina' series of oil paintings I am trying to capture that elusive, exciting quality of luminosity which the garden has just before dusk - Bonnard called it l'heure bleu. It seems then, for a brief magical time, as if all the flowers are lit from within. It takes my breath away.

Colour fascinates me, and my work is a combination of theoretical knowledge of it and intuitive response to it.