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?


Day, Stac Lee

The following poem accompanies a painting of the same name in the KIlda series. Of note, Stac Lee forms one of a trinity of rock forms north of the main island of Hirta.


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.