The RSPB bird reserve on the island of Islay’s western edge is a wonderful place of dunes, tides and sky. The mountains of the island of Jura can be seen to the south and there is always an interesting play of light on the landscape. When I visit Islay it is one of the first places I go and paint. My painting ‘Springtime Ardnave.Islay’ is in the Tolquhon Gallery’s Spring Exhibition which opens today the 5th of March.