"My painting lies within the context of the northern romantic landscape tradition. I try and convey the essence of land, sea and sky and express a sense of space light or mood of the moment rather than depict a specific location as this creates a boundary that restricts the process of developing the work. It is overall a more emotional cathartic response. The ongoing process of applying paint to canvas, gradually building layer upon layer, eventually evolves its own luminosity and depth. It is a process that is continual and vital in all its hidden frustrations. The elemental ideas of diffusion, suspension and reflection are key concerns, contributing to the final dynamic of the painting."
1963 Born Edinburgh, Scotland
1983-87 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
1987-88 Post Graduate Studies, GSA
2019 St Kilda, An Atlantic Journey, Solo, Kilmorack Gallery
2016 Kilmorack Gallery, Solo, Northern Horizons
An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Highland Artists Room
2015 Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
2014 The Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Solo 'Remote Horizons'
2013 The Airt Gallery, Kintore, Solo 'Landscapes of the Mind'
2012 The Discerning Eye, the Mall Gallery, London
2010 Balman Gallery, Corbridge. Mixed Exhibition 'Scapes'
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly. 'Turn of the Tide'
2009 Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow. Solo 'From Darkness comes Light'
2008 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly. 'The Word in Art'
Greens and Blues gallery, North Berwick. Solo Show
'Between Earth and Sky'
2007 Highland Artists, Inverness, Year of Culture,
2005 Greens and Blues Gallery, North Berwick. Solo Show
'The Elemental Landscape'
Beaux Arts, Bath. Mixed Summer Show.
The Gallery, Cork Street London, Kilmorack.
2003 Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire. Solo Show
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen. 'In the Blood'
Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden.
'The Contemporary Landscape'
2002 Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth. Solo
'Horizon and Reflection'
1999 The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Mixed exhibition.
1990 The Andrew Usiskin Gallery, London. Solo, 'High - Lands'
1989 Olympia, London. BA Artists award exhibition
1988 Compass Gallery, Glasgow. 'New Generation Scottish Artists'
2008 Canon ABT Award Prize Winner
2000 Art TM Open Prize
1989 Finalist, British Airways Artists Award Olympia
1988 Chalmers Jarvise Prize (RSA Student Competition)
1986 Nancy Graham Memorial Prize (SSWA), Hospital Field Scholarship