About Me

William on location with thermal trousers, body warmer, thermal fingerless gloves, hat and wellies!

I live and work year-round in Ardvasar in the south of the Isle of Skye, looking out over the Sound of Sleat. It is the light and atmosphere over the Sound and the wonderfully enigmatic Knoydart peninsula opposite on the mainland that provide my inspiration. 
 Fundamentally, I love this small part of Scotland and love being able to paint here. Whether I sold work or not, I would still paint.

For my plein air studies, I work directly in front of the subject, in all weathers, times of day and year. I exhibit these works and also use them to inform larger paintings. My work is freely painted, mostly with a painting knife.

I have listed my exhibition record on a separate page and at the foot of that page are some education notes.

I have work in several significant collections of Scottish art but my best review came from Alfred Wainwright who bought a painting of Blaven in the 1970's - " It's a belter". It doesn't get any better than that!