Donald M Paterson RSW
The background source of my work is related to a strong affinity with my roots in North West Scotland, more specifically the island of Skye.
Although it is the product of a combination of direct experiences, observations, memories, photographs from this area, each drawing, painting or construction is concerned with achieving a personally coherent and meaningful balance and the end result can sometimes be oblique, departing by varying degrees from the original source. I rarely have a clear idea of how the finished work will look.
Mostly I work with water based media, sometimes with transparent watercolour on paper, but I also like to employ various collage elements.
Family visits to France, Sweden and London also provide inspiration.