About the artist
I love to tell a story , a moment in time or part of an ongoing narrative . Observations of my life and
the lives of others work their way through my paintings . Dreamscapes linking the viewer between
two worlds , a rendering in paint of the collective subconscious , a window into our deepest desires
and fears .
I studied Illustration and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee graduating in 1993 and worked for a number of years within the Design school teaching Illustration and Life Drawing.
As an illustrator i have produced works for clients such as The Scotsman Newspaper,The Glasgow Herald ,Macmillian Publishing, Adobe ,The Bank Of Scotland ,The Leith Agency and Theatrum Botanicum.
In 1997 i was asked by the prestigious Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh to have a solo show of my paintings which has led to seven solo shows with the gallery. I have exhibited throughout the United Kingdom with galleries such as John Martin Of London,The Portal Gallery London and The Medici Gallery London.
Since 1997 i have regularly exhibited work at The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and The Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts and have been awarded the following awards from these bodies.
Latimer Award , Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
The City Of Glasgow Award , Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts
The David Cargill Award , Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts
The James Torrance Memorial Award , Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts
The N S Macfarlane Charitable Award , Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts
Sekalski Award for Printmaking ,Duncan of Jordanstone College Of Art
In December 2017 i was awarded a Merit Award for my illustrations for the novel The Girl At The Edge Of The World at the i-jungle International Illustration Competition
My work is held in many private collections throughout the UK and abroad including the actor Kate Winslet ,director Sam Mendes , The Walter Scott Collection and The New Victoria Hospital London.
All work on this site is sold but if you are interested in commissioning me for Illustration projects and paintings then please use the contact form.