Known as a skilful colourist, Alastair Michie produced powerful abstract paintings which are influenced by the natural world. This work is typical of his oeuvre in being richly coloured and textured. His use of matt and scraped paint suggests wind-blown nature. Michie worked in the Edinburgh tradition of producing works which are sensuously coloured with a bold handling of paint. However he was also greatly inspired by American artists of the 1960s and began to produce paintings in his signature style after this time.