Charcoal and ink on paper – 34 x 17 cm


A day and night and day of rain.

I walk the hill,

the steepit earth.

Ditches brim full of milky tea wash clotted cream foam to the margins.

A scuddie wind blaws.

I take a portrait of Ian in boilersuit and wellies.

He looks away in to the distance, every inch a farmer.

Stromness Harbour.

Acrylic and tissue on paper – 70 x 52cm

This piece will be part of Fidra Fine Art’s ‘Abstracted’ exhibition opening on April 6th. It shows the harbour with boats, the island of Graemsay, and Hoy High lighthouse and the looming presence of the the great sea cliffs of the island of Hoy.