Jude is inspired by the spectacular Scottish landscape, she works mainly in her garden studio, on a hill with panoramic views of Findhorn Bay, the Moray Firth and beyond. She tries to convey the experience of living there. Working mainly in acrylic – building up layers, adding glazes of acrylic paint and ink, pushing the paint around with palette knife, brushes, brayers and silicon wedges. She often scrapes back through layers of paint to create expressive marks and enjoys flinging and flicking paint – especially when painting seascapes, where spatters of fluid white paint or ink recreate the energy of breaking waves. This way of painting often depends on “happy accidents”. Using watercolour thinly, allowing it to dribble and find its own path or gold leaf and metallic powder to add a little shimmer.