A Traveller's Gallery

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Boreray 2

Boreray 2

Original
Pastel
70cm x 51cm
Loch Seafort

Loch Seafort

Pastel
End of the Loch

End of the Loch

Pastel
44cm x 44cm
The Frozen Bothy

The Frozen Bothy

Pastel
44cm x 44cm
Dunnottar

Dunnottar

Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, sketched on site, painted in studio.

Pastel on Paper
29cm x 39cm
Dunskeig Bay

Dunskeig Bay

Dunskeig Bay is at the entrance to West Loch Tarbert on the Mull of Kintyre

Open Edition
Pastel on Paper
32cm x 48cm
Impromptu Bonspiel

Impromptu Bonspiel

January 2010 and the Lake of Menteith near Stirling in Scotland is completely frozen drawing skaters, curlers, cross country skiers and many curious onlookers from Central Scotland to a spontaneous day of fun and relaxation without need for either organisation or officialdom.

Original
Pastel on Paper
40cm x 50cm
Scotland is completely frozen drawing skaters, curlers, cross country skiers and many curious onlookers from Central Scotland to a spontaneous day of fun and relaxation without need for either organisation or officialdom.
Winter in Glen Tanar 2

Winter in Glen Tanar 2

Original
Pastel on Paper
40cm x 57cm
Campsie Storms

Campsie Storms

I captured these dramatic clouds one August with my camera while walking the Antonine Wall near my home in Cumbernauld. I used a number of photos to create a layout sketch from which this painting is derived.

Original
Pastel on Paper
40cm x 60cm
Kinkell Barley Field

Kinkell Barley Field

Its mid August and the barley has been harvested from this field near the Kinkell Bridge in Perthshire Scotland. Painted mainly on location, completed in studio.

Original
Pastel on Paper
46cm x 33cm
Cycling in the Lake District

Cycling in the Lake District

Original
Oil on Board
59cm x 43cm
November in Glen Trool

November in Glen Trool

Its November in Glen Trool in South West Scotland. The mist has descended down from the peak of Merrick, Glen Trool Lodge is just visible through the trees. Derived from a photograph. Pastel and acrylic original

Original
Pastel on Paper
54cm x 37cm
Bosa

Bosa

I captured this wonderful reflection in the town of Bosa on a trip to Sardinia. Derived from a photograph.

Original
Pastel on Paper
46cm x 33cm
Benerraba

Benerraba

Painted mainly on location over the course of two and a half days in the village of Benerraba in Andalucia during a painting holiday with Atelier Capelletes (http://ateliercapelletes.com/).

Original
Pen on Paper
47cm x 67cm
Churreria Chocolateria

Churreria Chocolateria

Capturing the ambience of a spring evening in the town of Carthagenain Murcia Spain. Derived from photos taken April 2006. Pastel and acrylic original.

Original
Pastel on Paper
55cm x 75cm
A Day in the Pyrenees

A Day in the Pyrenees

Original
Acrylic on canvas
29cm x 59cm
The White House

The White House

North Coast of Madeira, sketched on site, painted in studio

Pastel on Paper
40cm x 57cm
Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei

I made a trip to Namibia in 2005, this painting is derived from a number of different photos that I firstly transcribed into a layout sketch. It seeks to depict the stark beauty of the dead acacia trees, some still standing and some now fallen in the Dead Vlei salt pan near Sossulvlei. The view is enhanced by the perfect curves of the salmon coloured dunes in the background. Pastel and acrylic original.

Original
Pastel on Paper
56cm x 76cm
Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha

Open Edition
Pastel on Paper
46cm x 66cm
Monks Cowl

Monks Cowl

Original
Pastel on Paper
25cm x 57cm
The Mcel Connection

The Mcel Connection

Near Inhambane Mozambique

Original
Pastel on Paper
37cm x 46cm
Tranquility

Tranquility

Original
Pastel on Paper
40cm x 30cm
Falconer

Falconer

Original
Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm
Ait Benahaddou

Ait Benahaddou

View of the Ait Benahaddou Kasbah southern flanks of the Atlas Mountains Morocco, painted mainly on location, completed in studio.

Original
Pastel on Paper
37cm x 54cm
Marrakech Medina

Marrakech Medina

Derb El Halfaoui in the old medina of Marrakech, painted mainly on location with a little assitance from the kids!

Original
Pastel on Paper
55cm x 37cm
Cruise America

Cruise America

Travellers passing during the month of May

Original
Pastel on Paper
54cm x 74cm
Greenspool

Greenspool

Contemplating the Southern Ocean South West Australia

Limited Edition
Pastel
54cm x 105cm
Contemplating the Southern Ocean SW Australia
Full throttle

Full throttle

Brands Hatch sidecar racers of the 1970s

Original
Pastel on Paper
43cm x 59cm
Sherpali Girls

Sherpali Girls

I painted this picture from a photograph that I took in 1977 on a trek to Everest Base Camp. It was early morning and there had been a frost the night before, the three bare foot girls were curiously viewing the Western trekkers emerging from their tents.

Original
Pastel on Paper
66cm x 45cm
Awesome

Awesome

Stepping out onto the edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Pastel on Board
55cm x 75cm
Cosmos 2

Cosmos 2

Original
Mixed Media
19cm x 21cm
Cosmos 4

Cosmos 4

Original
Mixed Media
21cm x 21cm
Boreray 1

Boreray 1

Original
Pastel
40cm x 57cm
Uig Dands

Uig Dands

Pastel
Dalveen

Dalveen

Pastel
The Buoys of Loch Lomond

The Buoys of Loch Lomond

Pastel
44cm x 44cm
Bamburgh Sands

Bamburgh Sands

September morning view of Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, sketched on site, painted in studio.

Original
Pastel on Paper
47cm x 61cm
Autumn Light Kilchoman

Autumn Light Kilchoman

Kilchoman is a small settlement located in the NW corner of the Isle of Islay

Open Edition
Pastel
32cm x 46cm
Vondelpark Skaters

Vondelpark Skaters

1st January 2009 and the temperature has dropped to below freezing in Amsterdam. Compiled into a layout sketch derived from numerous photos. Pastel and acrylic original.

Original
Pastel on Paper
55cm x 75cm
Winter in Glen Tanar 1

Winter in Glen Tanar 1

Original
Pastel on Paper
50cm x 32cm
Winter in Glen Tanar 3

Winter in Glen Tanar 3

Original
Pastel on Paper
33cm x 48cm
Loch Voil

Loch Voil

Open Edition
Acrylic on canvas
38cm x 115cm
B6318

B6318

Original
Pastel on Paper
42cm x 62cm
Green Loch

Green Loch

Open Edition
Pastel on Paper
40cm x 30cm
Full throttle

Full throttle

Brands Hatch sidecar racers of the 1970s

Original
Pastel on Paper
43cm x 59cm
San Giorgio

San Giorgio

Pastel
Montecatini Alto

Montecatini Alto

Original
Pastel on Paper
20cm x 40cm
Carcavelos Reflections

Carcavelos Reflections

Friends enjoying the June sun shining on Lisbon's Carcavelos beach

Pastel on Paper
39cm x 49cm
Ronda

Ronda

Painted mainly on location, completed in studio

Original
Oil on Board
57cm x 38cm
Madeira

Madeira

Original
Pastel on Paper
48cm x 30cm
Fever Tree

Fever Tree

The fever tree, a distinctive land mark in the Southern end of the Kruger Park

Pastel on Paper
30cm x 40cm
Naukluft Homestead

Naukluft Homestead

This is another scene from Namibia part actual, part imagined capturing the sharp light and the essence of the homestead on the edge of the Naukluft Mountains.

Open Edition
Pastel on Paper
46cm x 68cm
Drakensberg Ampitheatre

Drakensberg Ampitheatre

I painted this panoramic view of South Africa's fabled Amphitheatre from Surprise Ridge in July 2008 capturing the late afternoon winter shadows. Sketched on location, transferred to a large canvas back in the studio.

Original
Oil on canvas
55cm x 136cm
Drakensberg Mist

Drakensberg Mist

Original
Pastel
40cm x 30cm
Tofu Beach

Tofu Beach

near Inhambane, Mozambique

Original
Pastel on Paper
29cm x 39cm
Father & Son

Father & Son

This painting is derived from a photo that I took while I was working in the United Arab Emireates during the 1970s. The father and son were guests to a mansaaf feast in a small palm frond hut in the Liwa Oases located close to the Saudia Arabian border.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 37cm
Liwa Watch Tower

Liwa Watch Tower

Open Edition
Oil on Linen
50cm x 35cm
Ait Benahaddou Morning Chores

Ait Benahaddou Morning Chores

This is the eastern entrance to the kasbah of Ait Benahaddou, Morocco. I set my easel up just after 7am and produced a layout sketch capturing some of the activity occurring at that time of morning. Painting completed in studio. Pastel and acrlylic original

Original
Pastel on Paper
55cm x 39cm
Awesome

Awesome

Stepping out onto the edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Pastel on Board
55cm x 75cm
The Red Canoe

The Red Canoe

The tranquility of the Kootenays in British Columbia

Pastel on Paper
40cm x 57cm
One Morning in Sind

One Morning in Sind

Pastel
70cm x 50cm
Darling Range Rock Pool

Darling Range Rock Pool

Small creek flowing through the granite boulders of John Forrest National Park Western Australia

Original
Pastel on Paper
35cm x 47cm
Father & Son

Father & Son

This painting is derived from a photo that I took while I was working in the United Arab Emireates during the 1970s. The father and son were guests to a mansaaf feast in a small palm frond hut in the Liwa Oases located close to the Saudia Arabian border.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 37cm
Grace

Grace

Original pastel on velour

Original
Pastel on Paper
46cm x 32cm
Cosmos 1

Cosmos 1

Original
Mixed Media
Cosmos 3

Cosmos 3

Original
Mixed Media
21cm x 21cm