Venturing below the cliffs at Culzean you discover the secret caves used as a smuggling hideaway. I had a lot of fun creating this mixed media piece using tissue paper, gesso and cling film to develop the texture under the acrylic ink.
In 2018 I was introduced to acrylic ink and had some right old fun playing around with the ink on different textures such as gesso, tissue paper and masking fluid. I also took some sand paper to it to create the cracking effect.
In 2016 I visited the Scottish island of Iona for the first time and it was an incredibly peaceful and beautiful location. I took a photo looking out to the surroundings waters which inspired this artwork using tissue paper and water mixable oil.
The arrival of long tailed tits in the garden always makes me aware that Winter isn't far away and I created this piece using gesso, music sheet and water mixable oil.
We regularly hear the tawny owls in the trees above us at our countryside home in South Ayrshire and I enjoyed drawing this owl in charcoal onto music sheet paper titled "Singer in the Night" before I integrated it behind the branches of painted tissue paper.