I am a figure painter living in the Scottish Borders. I use local amateur models and most of my work stems from life drawing sessions. I have exhibited widely for many years in Edinburgh, London, Corbridge and recently in Paris. I consider myself a draughtsman who responds best to the presence of a life model, is obsessed by the play of light on skin and is exploring the age old chemistry between artist and muse. I use watercolour, pastel, gouache, conte, acrylic, collage, charcoal, monoprint and intaglio printmaking; recently combining most of these media in each work.