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 the St Kilda series – 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……


The Death of Anton Webern

Composer Anton Webern was killed in tragic circumstances in 1945. The words that follow, in serialist construction, emerged from an interesting process that sought to glimpse the moment and method of his untimely passing away.


Night, Boreray

Forty one miles west of the Outer Hebrides lies the ancient archipelago of St Kilda, the remotest corner of Europe and home to the most important breeding site for seabirds in the UK.

There are no inhabitants, the last community of St Kildans having been evacuated in the 1930s.

For those unacquainted by the islands I would……