Wednesday, 3 December 2014

LAND'S END/CAPE WRATH Artists' Book Offer

I have had a handful of LAND'S END/CAPE WRATH Artist's Books back from a USA gallery and have made them available at a very special price of £20. 

Full details below.

To order please email

Monday, 17 November 2014

Wild Space Interview with the John Muir Trust

vesper shows at The Wild Space in Pitlochry until December 8th 

Parts of this interview first appeared on the John Muir Trust website 
and in the Daily Record on 28th October 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Grímsvötn : special print edition

Iain will be showing a series of seascapes and sky studies with the John Muir Trust in Pitlochry in the Autumn. The exhibition is called vesper and will be at The Wild Space, the JMT’s new permanent gallery space from October 10th – December 8th 2014.

To mark the exhibition, we have produced an affordable print edition of Grímsvötn, a previously unseen seascape. The piece was made at first light in Durness, Sutherland in May 2011. A surreal silver-grey dawn breaks as the ash plume from the Icelandic volcano eruption drifts over to mainland Scotland.

Grímsvötn is a 12” x 16” Fuji Crystal Archive print, in an edition of 100. Each print is signed and numbered. Prints will be on sale during the exhibition at The Wild Space with a percentage of proceeds going to the John Muir Trust. 

A limited number of prints from the edition are also available for direct early purchase now, at a special pre-sale price of £65 (incl UK/Europe p&p*) to help fund the exhibition. The first twenty prints purchased will be sent out with a small (6" x 4") ‘sketchbook’ sky or seascape print free of charge.

If you would like a print at this special discounted rate, simply email to arrange your purchase. Prints will be sent out the week before the exhibition opens.

 John Muir 1838-1914
The John Muir Trust is a UK conservation charity dedicated to protecting wild places. The Trust owns and care for some of the UK's finest wild landscapes including Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Sandwood Bay, Quinag in Assynt, part of the Cuillin on Skye and 3,000 acres on the remote Knoydart peninsula.

Muir may be a hugely influential figure in the conservation and preservation movements in his adoptive home of America, but is only recently starting to gain long overdue recognition here in the UK. 2014, such an important year in Scotland’s calendar, has also marked the centenary celebrations of Muir’s life, with events taking place all over Scotland, including the official opening of the 134 mile John Muir Way.

*USA sales £5 surface mail supplement. Tracked courier service can be arranged if required.

Friday, 1 August 2014


part remembered


like driftwood

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


'the path may be rough
and indistinct at times'

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

self-portrait 84/14

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Carn Eilrig

Mount St Helen's/Carn Eilrig

 lost/found/lost again 


Friday, 21 February 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Geal-charn : memory

erase (ɪˈreɪz)
[C17: from Latin ērādere to scrape off, from ex-1 + rādere to scratch, scrape]
over twenty years the last vestiges of a rural economy were erased 
the magic of the landscape erased all else from her mind

1. to obliterate or rub out : remove by rubbing, wiping, or scraping. as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface
2. (tr) to destroy all traces of; remove completely: 
she couldn't erase the scene from her memory
time erases grief
3. to obliterate (recorded material) from (a recording medium):  
she erased the message on the answering machine
I accidentally erased the tape 
4. to remove (data) from computer storage: 
he erased the data from the hard drive 
5. Slang. to murder
6. to give way to effacement readily or easily


for KMS

you left us behind


Friday, 14 February 2014

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Wednesday, 1 January 2014