I have exhibited regularly within the Scottish Borders and have two new exhibitions coming in 2017.
From April to July I will be part of a local artists exhibition at The Wells here in Innerleithen and from July to August will have a solo exhibition at Old Gala House, Galashiels.
I will update these venues with more information when I get it.
"Graham’s one-to-one walks have been extremely interesting and beneficial to me. From owning a camera and having no clue how to use to it and now to be able to have a knowledge of many techniques has been fantastic. Graham was patient and willing to repeat procedures with me and explain in different contexts so I can get the most out of using my camera. Focussing on different aspects in each lesson allowed me to really home in on the techniques behind them and build up wide portfolio at the end of my lesson. His ‘can-do’ attitude and dedication was inspiring and his creative mind really got me to think about different ways of seeing things and getting the best shot i could. Whether working one-to-one, in a group, listening to one of his talks or just taking in his own images Graham really will inspire and impart his knowledge on to you."
As autumn approaches, the first signs of decay become visible in the changing colours of the foliage and cooling winds that come to take them from their places. In the great metaphor of Life, Autumn foretells us of our retraction into winter. For some like me this is a magical time of year. Mysterious and beautiful on the outside, it can amaze and inspire us at a very deep level.
Water is the gift of Life. Without it all dies. Our water sources are the most precious of our natural resources. We must protect them at all times from pollution and contaminates which can spread disease, or poison the land from which we harvest our food. It can bathe us in gentle streams and has the power to sink all our hopes in waves of truly epic proportions.
Fire is the element of passion. It gives us the motivation to act. From dawn to dusk, the sun, that great heavenly fire, makes its journey across our landscape and lives, bringing heat and warmth to an otherwise cold world.
It can also be seen in the violence of an electrical storm as Earth's energy builds then releases its awesome power. Fire has the potential to cheer or harm - its part of its 'charm'
Soundtrack by Craig Jeffrey from the Album 'Don't Blow Away' - Don't Blow Away
I live in the Scottish Borders in the beautiful Tweed Valley which takes its name from the great 'Queen of Rivers' the Tweed, so famed for its salmon and trout fishing and lowland hillwalking.
It is an area that embraces the Southern Upland mountains and contain such gems as St Mary's Loch in the Ettrick Valley, and Megget and Talla reservoirs resting high in the glens of Upper Tweeddale. Further north the Moorfoot Hills also form part of the SU range.
Though not as high as the Scottish Highlands, these Lowland Corbett and Graham hills are more accessible yet still remote enough to find solitude and peace with nature and demand respect.
The element Air or atmosphere, contains amongst others, the very breath of life we need to live.
In this series I explore the dramatic formations of clouds as they continually form, change and reform as our weather patterns change throughout the seasons.
If trees are the 'lungs of the world' Air is their most vital by-product, after sucking in carbon dioxide and releasing vital new oxygen.
Our atmosphere can be as gentle as a poet's kiss or as destructive as a demon's fist.
The base element Earth connects us to the land we live on. Here I try to share its moods and atmospheres over the changing seasons.
Earth is our home - a secure island in a vast ocean of the Universe. Seen from our orbit, Earth is precious. Seen from our landscape, our environment is a dynamic and volatile place which we need to cherish, protect and maintain.
These are some of the varied features of the Scottish landscape.
Soundtrack by Craig Jeffrey from the Album 'Don't Blow Away' - We'll Find Our Feet