"...His concept of landscape extended to rock pools for which he had a fascination, resulting in a series of oil paintings from the shore at Tyninghame, near his home in East Lothian. In them, said the naturalist Mark Cocker, writing in The Times Literary Supplement, "he explores not only the way in which light is refracted in these basins of shallow water, but also the swaying shapes of weed or micro-formations of subtly patterned sandstone. as if they were woods and fields across hillsides and valleys..."