I have always been fascinated by birds, especially here in Orkney as there are so many! Everywhere you go from the beach to the lochs there are birds. My dad was a great bird watcher and we often spent time together watching them. I l often add them into my landscape paintings or sometimes I will paint them standing on rocks such as my painting 'Oystercatcher on the shoreline' or sitting on the cliff as in 'Puffins sitting on the cliff'.