You may have noticed that I have a bit of a fascination for bridges! Well, there are few more characterful examples of a bridge than this one in the coastal Moray town of Lossiemouth. It's an old wooden bridge which is only wide enough for one person to walk and it's starting to show its age. For a painter, that just makes it all the more attractive! In this painting, I have tried to emphasis the dilapidation and character of the bridge and the calm, reflective nature of the River Lossie which flows under it. I hope I've succeeded - the council wants to replace this bridge so this painting could soon become a historical record! This painting is quite big by my standards and I really enjoyed the freedom to go a bit larger - I might stick at it! My next painting will be a completely different subject, and will again be large. In a major departure for me, it will be referenced mainly from a photograph. This is necessary since the subject is inconveniently far away for me - within the Arctic Circle actually! I'm really looking forward to doing it and now I have the photographer's permission to use his photograph I just need to get on with it!! Cheers for now!
A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.