This powerful composition centres on the light glimpsed through a sea arch - a favourite motif of mine. This little patch of light is a magnet to the eye - the whole composition is constructed around it. Bow Fiddle Rock is a real place off the north-east coast of Scotland. I looked at a lot of different images of this natural feature, then created my own interpretation that I hope distills what's important and visually exciting about it. I don't usually show shadows in my work but this time I did to emphasize the strong back-lighting of sunset. The extraordinary geology of the rocks gave me licence to use my pattern making techniques to represent the tilted strata.


I used rollers and dabbers to spread out the ink then made marks with a cloth and other tools. I built up layers of over-lapping colous by printing serveral times. I incorporated textures by impressing inked up wallpaper and fabric. I also used paper stencils to make the crisp edges.


This original is shown here unmounted and unframed. Please get in touch to order it mounted and/or framed in oak. The messy edges you can see on some of the photos will be covered by the mount.

Guiding Light original monotype

  • Original hand made monotype unframed
  • Colour-fast inks on BFK Rives high quality cotton rag paper
  • Image size 51 x 74cm plus 2.5cm boarder all round
  • Signed on the front
  • It is very well packed flat in a spacious box on a strong board
  • Currently unframed and can be sent internationally.

  • Price double mounted and wrapped £725 plus p&p

  • Price framed in oak with double mount £850 plus delivery by art/antiques courier UK only. Approx framed size 78 x 100cm


UK shipping £15


International customers I currently ship to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand . Go through the checkout to see the shipping cost. Please get in touch for other destinations.