My work is all about the natural world (particularly that found in Scotland). I use a diverse range of methods and styles to communicate - from careful observational drawings to woodland installations. I aim to connect people to an innate recognition of the natural world, to engender a strong sense of place, to foster an attachment to the local environment and to reawaken a sensitivity to our surroundings. My practice reflects this: I work outside in situ a lot of the time and bring specimens into the studio to work from. In an increasingly urban and refined society I feel it is important to see the raw materials and to be aware of all the other organisms which share our planet.