About Me

I took my first steps to becoming a full time artist over 30 years ago after moving from my hometown of Arbroath to Edinburgh to study a subject completely separate from my artistic pursuits. However, my passion for drawing and painting have remained consistently to the fore and I have been working as a dedicated full-time artist since 2008.

A great deal of my work is an attempt to capture the mood or poetic resonance of the places that fire my imagination. As a child, I would spend many a spellbound night gazing out of my bedroom window towards the clockwork flash of the Bell Rock, or longingly at the twinkling lights of St Andrews and the villages of Fife’s East Neuk more than 20 miles away across the cold dark sea. I am an unashamed romantic and these dreamlike scenes, alongside my minutely detailed paintings of Scotland’s capital city, are now regular motifs in my work. Since moving to Aberdeen earlier this year, I am finding new inspiration in the northeast of Scotland.

Being self-taught, I believe there are no set rules within which an artist should constrain themselves and this is evident in both my practise and subject matter. Using a mixed media approach, I am equally at ease producing works in oil, watercolour, pen and even etchings, allowing me to combine vibrant palettes with energetic, expressive line and brushwork.

My paintings and prints have featured in many prestigious exhibitions, including those held annually by the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Scottish Artists.

Click here or follow the link on the Shop page to buy my fine art giglee prints (and occaisionally originals) directly from me, or get in touch via the Contact page for further information or commissions.

You can also follow my progress and travels in art over on Instagram and Facebook.

The Bell Rock (Twilight)

Original paintings and prints can also be purchased from the following galleries:

Ballater Gallery

Braemar Gallery

Heriot Gallery

Fidra Fine Art, Gullane

Quay Gallery, Aberdour

Frames Gallery, Perth

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

Please see my Blog for latest news and exhibition information
Corporate Clients:

Tobermory Distillery
Multiply Agency, Edinburgh
Carbon Financial, Edinburgh
Adelphi Distillery
Maclean & Bruce
Robert Graham 1874
St Columbas Hospice

A selection of Exhibitions and projects includes:

2022 – Ballater Gallery, Ballater

2022 – Frames Gallery, Perth, The Art of Printmaking (19 Feb – 26 March)

2022 – Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh, Land & Sea (Feb-March)

2021 – Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh (Winter Exhibition)

2021 – Braemar Gallery, Braemar

2021 Strathearn Gallery, Crieff (Autumn Exhibition)

2021 The Quay Gallery, Aberdour

2021 – Fidra Fine Art, Gullane, Bass Rock (4 Sept – 3 Oct)

2021 – Scottish Society of Artists, Insectarium  Fear and Fascination (3 June – 25 July)

2020 – Marchmont Gallery, From Edinburgh to The Moon Solo Exhibition Preview on February 16th 

2020 – Frames Gallery, Perth (Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop)
Preview on 7th Feb

2020 – The Velvet Easel, Portobello (Of Night and Light) – until 1st March

2020 – Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh Small Paintings

2019 – St Columbas Hospice, Edinburgh (Annual Art Show 24-27 Oct)

2019 – Frames Gallery, Perth (40 Years of Excellence)

2019 – Eion Stewart Fine Art, Stonehaven (The Printmakers, May-July)

2019 – Fidra Fine Art, Gullane (Architectural Landscape, Jan-Feb)

2019 – Society of Scottish Artists Annual Open (Dec – Jan)

2018 – Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) Annual Open (Nov – Dec)

2018 – Royal Scottish Academy (Summer Open Exhibition)

2018 – Gallery Henizel, Aberdeen (Until March 2019)

2017 –Frames Gallery, Perth (Winter Exhibition – until March 2019)

2018 – Washi Umi O Koete, Dunfermline Library (Oct – Jan 2019)

2018 – ArTay, Perth Festival of the Arts

2018 – Washi Umi O Koete, Glasgow Print Studio (March)

2017 – Washi Umi O Koete, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (November)

2017 – The Velvet Easel, Portobello (Winter Show December)

2017 – Howe Street Gallery, Northern Lights Solo Show (23rd – 29 November)

2017 – Dancing Light Gallery, Whitmuir (October – January 2018)

2017 – Gallery Henizel, Aberdeen (Winter Exhibition November – 3 March 2018)

2017 – Frames Gallery, Perth, (Winter Exhibition, November – March 2018)

2017 – Royal Scottish Academy (Summer Open Exhibition)

2017 – ArTay, Perth festival of the Arts (18-21st May)

2017 – Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Grand Art (22 April – 21st May)

2017 – Gallery At Fifty Five, Stonehaven

2017 – Morningside Gallery, Small Paintings Exhibition

2017 – Frames Gallery, Perth, Winter’s Beauty (19 Nov – 28 Jan 2017)

2017 – Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) Annual Open

2016 – Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) Annual Open (November 2016)

2016 – Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh (25-28th Aug)

2016 – Maggie’s Cancer Care Charity Event, Edinburgh (June 23)

2016 – Gallery Heinzel Summer Show (11 June – 20 August)

2016 – St Columbas Hospice Art Show, Edinburgh (2-5th June)

2016 – ArTay, Perth festival of the Arts (May)

2016 – Frames Gallery, Perth, The Art of Printmaking (5 March – 2 April)

2015 – Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) Annual Open Exhibition (Dec 21 2015 – Jan 18 2016)

2015 – Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen (Winter Exhibition, November 2015 – March 2016)

2015 – Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline (Dunfermline Printmakers Exhibition Dec – Jan 2016)

2015 – Edinburgh Art Fair

2015 – Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline, Northern Lights Solo Exhibition (November 2015)

2015 – Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen (Mixed Summer Exhibition, June 2014 – August 2015)

2015 – ArTay (Perth Festival of the Arts)

2015 – Frames Gallery, Perth (March) Scottish Printmakers

2014 – Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen (Mixed Winter Exhibition, 14 Nov 2014 – March 2015)

2014 – Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh (Winter Exhibition)

2014 – St Andrews Museum & Gallery (Sept–November)

2013 – Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Open, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow (Nov/Dec)

2013 – Impact 8 International Printmakers Conference, Duncan of Jordanstone (Aug)

2013 – Dunfermline Printmakers Summer Exhibition, Lochgelly Center

2013 – Boxed set commissioned by The Carnegie Trust as part of Dunfermline Printmakers

2013 – Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour Open 2013, RSA Edinurgh

2012 – Winter Exhibition at the Meffan Gallery, Forfar

2012 – Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) Open

2012 – 20/20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press (touring exhibition throughout UK)

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