Adrian is a self-taught marine/ landscape artist who lives in Fife, Scotland. He paints mainly in oil and watercolour but occasionally dabbles in ink and scraperboard. The inspiration for his paintings mainly comes from places he has visited and the sea, beaches and lakes often feature in his work. He paints in a realist style and enjoys the challenge of creating an image that captures the mood and light of a scene.
He is a former winner of the Armed Forces Art Award and his work has been reproduced by the Royal Navy. More recently, his work has been commended by the judges at the annual Fife Open Art Exhibition and he has had work selected for the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Summer exhibitions. He is a member of the Dalgety Bay Art Club and Central Fife Open Studios.
I have always enjoyed walking and that’s usually where I find the images that excite, move or amuse me. Recently I have started incorporating people into some of my work. In common with other artists, I have discovered the pleasure of observing folk having fun, particularly at the seaside and trying to capture those unguarded moments! I like to balance my time between painting in oils and watercolour and find that oils help to provide impact to scenes where the light is bright and there are strong shadows and reflections. Where the light is softer, more subtle or sombre I often opt for watercolour.