‘Amongst the Flowers’ is a medium sized original oil painting on canvas, signed.
I have always adored the paintings of The Glasgow Boys artists who, in the 19th century, painted children in rural Scotland working and living in the land. I paint from imagination but this genre (which I call ‘pastoral portraits’ is always in my mind). In this piece I wanted to paint children in among a field of flowers. I paint children because they can exist with nature in a different way and they can be beautiful on a canvas without any of the problems of an adult on a painting. I paint an imaginary Scotland rather than any real place and that allows me to follow my feeling and artist’s instinct. This piece took me to a place with a golden yellow sky, bright flowers and a strong mood