Born in Edinburgh, 1960
MA Honours in Fine Art, University of Edinburgh combined degree with Edinburgh College of Art, school of drawing and painting, 1978-1983
Elected as professional member of Visual Arts Scotland in 2004.
My work has been exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, Visual Arts Scotland and the RSW annual exhibitions and also in and also in public art spaces as well as private galleries throughout Scotland.
I work in both the mediums of oil and watercolour. My watercolour paintings are made using an exacting process which involves building up washes of pigment to achieve a translucent and rich surface ideally suited to reflect the colours and textures I find in the Scottish fishing ports which appear in many of my paintings. Likewise in my oil paintings I exploit layers of glazes to build up strong but subtle images. I aim to explore spatial effects through drawing and tonality.