My artwork draws on the landscape and history of where I was born in Glasgow and includes the Firth of Clyde area. Located in the west coast of Scotland, this is the largest and deepest area of costal water in the British Isles. The images are about aspects of the landscape, its cultural and industrial heritage, from fishing and shipbuilding to the sinister presence of the United Kingdom nuclear submarine fleet. In addition, the jobs and working tools of the people who live, or have lived, there feature in the images.
The way I work reflects my thoughts about this place and the work of the people who live there: complex, layered and nuanced. The limited edition digital prints form a body of work I have been making recently that combine drawing, photography and mixed media. The works are a personal, sometimes political and occasionally playful, response to the ways that a place has changed and is being changed, by human activity.