Biography

 

Born in London in 1956

Grew up in the Scottish Highlands.

1976-82  Studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot Watt University

Graduated with BA hons in Painting, and a Postgraduate diploma in Fine Art (with Distinction)

1983-85  Lecturer in the Painting School, ECA

1986 Elected to RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters of Watercolour)

1987-88 Lived and painted in Spain

1991-93 Part time Lecturer in Painting, Edinburgh College of Art.

Taught Life Drawing for Design School at ECA

2006-2007 lived and painted in Vienna, Austria.  Visited and worked in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Hungary. Exhibited in Vienna.

2016 Lived and worked in Northern France.

  

Awards

1980  Carnegie Travelling Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition

1981  Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship to New York

1981  Largo Award, ECA

1981-82  Andrew Grant Major Award  Travelled to France and Italy.  Stayed at the British School in Rome.

1991  May Marshall Brown Award (RSW)

1998  William Gilles Award   RSW

 

Group Exhibitions since 1985

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Macaulay Gallery, Stenton

Thackeray Gallery, London

Corrymella Scott, Newcastle upon Tyne

Portland Gallery, London

Henshelwood Gallery, Newcastle

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Falle Fine Art, Jersey

Richmond Hill Gallery, London

Corto and Nero, Vienna

Galerie Wolfrum, Vienna

Duncan Miller Fine Arts, London

Lemon St Gallery, Truro

RGI, RSA, RA, RSW

Islington Art Fairs, 20/21st RCA, London.  Glasgow Art Fair

Tatha Gallery, Newport upon Tay

Fidra Fine Art, Gullane

Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly

Thackeray Gallery, Summer Show 2016 and The Land and Sea III 2017, Thackeray Gallery 50th Birthday Celebration Exhibition.The Land and Sea 2019

Gordon Brown Gallery, Tain

An Tatha Solais, Ullapool 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Solo Exhibitions since 1985

The Thackeray Gallery 2017 and 2019

The Scottish Gallery 1985, 90,96,2004,2010- Following On Exhibition, 2018

The Macaulay Gallery, Stenton 1986,88,92

An Tatha Solais, Ullapool  2015, 21016, 2017 e Thackeray Gallery, 1991, 93

Corrymella Scott Gallery 1996,98, 2000, 03, 08, 15,16

Henshelwood Gallery 2006

Portland Gallery 1995, 97, 99, 2005

Richmond Hill Gallery 2007

Corto & Nero, Wien 2007

Lemon St Gallery.  Journeys to Europe 2008

Open Eye Gallery 2014, 2016

Duncan Miller Fine Arts 2010, 2011, 2014

Brian Sinfield Gallery 2013, 2015, 2019

 

Commissions

1999 Royal Bank of Scotland.  Designed two tapestries for The Younger Building (for George Younger)  Unveiled by Princess Anne.

Standard Life.  Paintings of Edinburgh International Fireworks and Princes St Gardens for their new headquarters in Lothian road, Edinburgh.

Painted Sir Bob Reid and Lady Jo Reid.

Many private commissions, including a two year commission working in Tuscany, Italy. 2013-2015.

 

Collections

Bank of Scotland; Britoil, Credit Lyonnais; Dundas and Wilson WS; Shepherd and Wedderburn WS; Dunedin Fund Managers; Edinburgh University; ECA; Heriot Watt University; Ethicon; Northern General Hospital; Art In Healthcare; Robert Fleming Holdings; RBS; HBOS; Royal Bank of Scotland Singapore; Scottish Life; Scottish Provident; Scottish Widows; Standard Life; Tysak and Partners; Stirling Art Gallery

 

Private Collections

Works in numerous private collections throughout UK, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Spain, Austria, Holland, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan and India.