‘Emergence’ at The Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy

Curated by Zanna Wilson, the show had a theme of new life emerging after a long winter and celebrating shows returning to galleries after covid. Certainly painting for this show through the winter I felt as if I was furiously summoning Spring.

The sense of the seasons turning, the light gradually returning and colours becoming more vivid, infused the process of making these paintings. They are about that time of year when the cliff paths in Orkney are flushed with wildflowers.

From each set in the series there were two which earned their place in a frame. This has resulted in three sets of ‘siblings’.