The artist lives and works in Stromness.

With no formal art training, he is highly thought of locally and is making his mark on the contemporary art scene. This work combines a portrait of the proprietor of Stromness Books and Prints with a surrealistic tapestry of literary achievements. Many of the books whose covers are seen in the painting are instantly recognizable as being written by Orcadians about Orkney or having some other Orkney connections. It is a painting about connections, the lifeblood of the town, giving a sense of belonging and weaving people and place together.


The artist.

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