‘Brave’ is a small original oil painting on canvas, signed by the artist.
I am a Scot and bringing identifiable Scottish aspects into my work just seems to happen. I paint from imagination but in this work I was excited by the idea of a boy with the iconic ‘Braveheart’ face painting. Children are great in paintings because they can simply exist on the canvas – unlike adults who come with all the politics. Our landscape in Scotland is obviously gorgeous but what is more beautiful for me is the humanity, the kindness and openness, of the people who live here. I think that’s why I paint Scottish children.