Category: Paintings

Nephesh of Kilda

The evening sky is stained with cobalt ink and shows Venus ascendant over Stac an Armin. Wheeling pinpricks of white birds are scarcely visible over Stac Lee, one of the tallest sea stacs in the British Isles, which here is transfigured courtesy of its remarkable similarity of topography into the garden tomb at Gethsemene.


The Virgin of Philae

Who could not be moved by the journey of a tiny craft across the sea of space to land on a pinprick of an island that is Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko?


The Union of St Kilda and San Michele

This painting is an attempt to give a meaning of scale to Stac Lee in the Kildan archipelago. Photographs fail to……


Winter Solstice: Stac an Armin

I’ve recently finished a large painting for my St Kilda paintings series. Featuring a dramatic view of Boreray and Stac an Armin it is titled Winter Solstice, Stac an Armin.


All Hail Thee O Allerton Oak

Five miles south of the centre of Liverpool lies Calderstones Park, a beautifully maintained urban park and gardens and formerly the grounds of Harthill and Calderstones Houses.

The park contains the remarkable living record of a far earlier moment in the city’s history. An ancient sessile oak tree (Quercus petraea) which is likely to date from……