I have lived in Kirkwall all my life so I know all its nooks and crannies! Kirkwall's most famous building is St Magnus Cathedral, erected in memory of St Magnus in 1137, he was killed by his cousin on the island of Egilsay. Kirkwall harbour is another great subject, the many fishing boats fill the harbour and over the years I have painted most of them. My all time favourite is the 'Michael J', it is an old wooden fishing vessel which still works around Kirkwall bay. I also find the narrow streets in Kirkwall fascinating and interesting to paint with their beautiful flagstones and quaint buildings.