Eilean Donan Castle - Blue Sky
I am particularly pleased to be having this show at Flowers for
personal reasons. I have just recovered from surgery to remove my
kidney along with a tumour quite a bit larger than a tennis ball. I
am grateful to the NHS for all my treatment and to the Flowers
Gallery for standing by me. I plan to come to the private view -
the first time I have done this for 12 years.
In the past I have been so focused on work in my studio that I
have not permitted myself to travel or take time off in any way,
except once, a 4 day trip to find images of Scottish castles. My
work has always been painfully slow to produce and I don't like
things distracting me. I need long periods of calm with no
disruption and to achieve this I felt forced to keep myself apart
from life - no holidays and no socialising.