The Firth of Forth has been a huge natural resource for local communities for thousands of years. Fish, oysters, mussels and seaweed have all been abundant at times, scarce at others and in some cases, such as oysters, now extinct.
My idea was to capture the spirit of the time using traditional costumes and artefacts. The backdrop for these paintings is the magnificent beach at Seacliff, East Lothian. A very atmospheric place with great light, big skies and a well trodden path in history. From one spot on the beach you can view Tantallon Castle, St Baldreds Boat, and The Bass Rock.