I have always done some kind of art through my life and find great enjoyment in using my paint brush to explore the world around me. I have been an acrylic painter since 2009. Looking back over my paintings, I can see that they have changed over the years as I find my own interpretation of things. My latest paintings arise from my love of lighthouses and the ocean and my trip to Newfoundland. I am painting more stylized skies and seas without losing the majesty of the coastal settings. I am influenced by the works of native artists Norval Morriseau and Roy Henry Vickers and by my Scottish heritage.