Painting in oils on linen canvas or canvas board is my preferred medium. Oils have wonderfully rich colours and creamy textures. Working from a large collection of reference photographs collected over many years and ideas picked up in my travels helps me to create a finished painting. They will rarely be of a particular location but they are influenced by living in the West Coast of Scotland. Sometimes I will turn to pastels. They work well for animal subjects or, less frequently now, to watercolours. As a self taught artist, I always find it fascinating to learn new techniques to try and to evolve as a wildlife and marine artist in Scotland.