Attended Glasgow school of Art 1989-93. Graduated BA(Hons) Fine Art in Printmaking.
Since Graduating from GSA, has continued artistic practice as a painter, exhibiting regularly in solo shows and group exhibitions in London and throughout the UK and Europe. Currently based in WASPS Southblock Studios in Glasgow.
Recent paintings depict commuters and people travelling through half-remembered spaces, situations and scenes based upon memories both real and imagined. These paintings are partly an attempt to balance a sense of movement with a sense of stillness, a contradiction which hopefully heightens the strangeness of everyday life and the people around us.
Other work includes commissioned portraits and an ongoing series of portraits depicting anonymous individuals, their characters reimagined according to what their appearance suggests.
Walter Scott Purchase Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow. 2016
Prince of Wales Drawing Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London. 2016
Stern Prize, Visual Arts Scotland. 2016
Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2015
Towry Award prize for best painting at the National Open Art Competition. Royal College of Art. 2013
Prizewinner Visual Art Scotland, RSA Edinburgh. 2012
Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2009
Prizewinner Visual art Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh. 2009
Prizewinner Aberdeen Artists Society Annual exhibition. 2008
Finalist Celeste Art Prize, London. 2006
Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2006
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship award. 2004
Arthur Andersen Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute. 1998
Runner up Prize. Black Swan Publisher's Prize, london. 1999
Cross Trust Award to finance new work.
Hope Scott Trust. Grant awarded to finance new work.
Recent Exhibitions (selection)
Solo Exhibition, Galerie van Campen, Antwerp. 1Feb-18Mar 2018.
Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries. London. 2018
Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition. Edinburgh. 2017
RSA Annual Open Exhibition. Edinburgh. 2017
Group Show. Thompson's Gallery. London. 2017
Group Show, Galerie van Campen, Antwerp. 2016
Royal Glasgow Institute Fine Arts, 2016.
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2016
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition. RSA, The Mound. Edinburgh. 2016
Visual Ats Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2016
W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Edinburgh. 2016
Society Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2015
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London. 2015
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. 2015
Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2015
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2014
In Transit (solo show) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2014.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries London. 2014
One Man Show, Medici Gallery, London. 2013
National Open Art Competition, Royal College of Art, London. 2013
Royal Glasgow Institute, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow. 2013
Collector's Choice, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2013
Ruth Borchard Portrait Exhibition. London. 2013
BP Portrait Exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, London. 2012
Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Edinburgh.2012
Work held mainly in private collections in UK, USA and Canada. Also in public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the gulf state of Qatar. Portrait of Mr&Mrs Conway displayed in Conway hall, London. Portrait of the Joint Senior Partners in the headquarters of Turcan Connell, Edinburgh.
Royal Bank of Scotland Collection, Edinburgh
Walter Scott & Partners collection, Edinburgh
Aberdeen Asset Management. Edinburgh
Standard Chartered Bank. London
Prudential Collection. London