Born 1964, Liverpool. (moved to Aberdeen in 1969).

Selected Exhibitions


2017
Invasions and Excavations, Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
SKETCH 2017. Touring Show to  Rabley Drawing Centre Marlborough, Black Swan Arts Frome, Plymouth College of Art and Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster University

2016
The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galleries London
Ghostlands. 3 Person exhibition with Kate Downie and Ronald Plowman, Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay, Fifie
W Gordon Smith Prize exhibition, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Converge’ and ‘FLY’, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

2015
National Open Art exhibition, Royal College of Art, London and Pallant House Gallery Chichester
Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
VAS:T, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Society of Artists in Watercolour, RSA Building, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

2015, 2014, 2011, 2008, 1999, 97, 96, 93, 92, 91
Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2012
Solo Show, St Margaret House, Edinburgh

2011
Solo Show, Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen

2008
Solo Show, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester

2006
Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford.

2005
Group Show, John Martin Gallery, London
National Open Art, Chichester Festival Theatre

2004
Directors Choice, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York, USA

1999
Hinterland, curated touring print exhibition, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen and Musee des Beaux-Arts, Clermont Ferrand, France

1998
Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen
3 Scottish Artists, John Martin Gallery, London

1997
Morrison Portrait Award, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1996
Contemporary Scottish Art. 47 Gallery, London

1995
Bruton Gallery, Bath

1994
Solo Show, Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen
Solo Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Summer Show, Thackeray Gallery. London.

1993
June Redfern’s Artist’s Choice, Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames.
Eight Scottish Artists, Thompson’s Gallery, London.
Morrison Portrait Competition Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy

1994, 93, 91, 89
Contemporary Arts Society, Art Market, Smith Galleries London.

1992
Solo Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
150 years at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
16 Artistes Francois et Ecossais, Espace Languedoc-Rousillon, Montpellier, France.
Barbara Rae’s Artist’s Choice, William Jackson Gallery, London

1991
Solo Show, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

1990
Solo Show, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
Selkirk Arts Centre, Selkirk, Scottish Borders.


Awards, Prizes and Publications


2016
W Gordon Smith Award (Inaugural) – Ist Prize, Dovecot Gallery, Infirmary Street Edinburgh
Runner up, The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galleries London

2015
The Turtleton Trust Scottish Art Prize, National Open Art exhibition, Royal College of Art, London and Pallant House Gallery Chichester

2015
Featured Artist in ‘The Drawing Paper 8’  edited collaboratively by Amanda Ravetz

1997
Morrison Portrait Award, Runner up, Royal Scottish Academy

1996
The Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition

1993
The Latimar Award, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

1992
The Saltire Society Purchase Prize, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition.

1991
The Elizabeth Greenshields Award, (Canada)

1990
John Kinross Travelling Scholarship to Florence

1989
Chambers Bursary, Royal Scottish Academy, Student Competition


Professional Experience


2016 – present
Lecturer, Art and Design, Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh

2013 – 2016
President, Visual Arts Scotland.

2011 – 2016
Short Courses Organiser, Art and Design, Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh

2007 – 2011
Lifelong Learning Coordinator, Edinburgh College of Art

2008, 2005, 2004, 2002 (summers)
Invited Artist, Cyprus College of Art

2005 – 2006
Fine Art Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

2004
Fine Art Lecturer, Kent Institute of Art and Design (Now UCA)

1999 – 2003
Head of Fine Art, University of Chichester

1991 – 1999
Fine Art Lecturer, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

1990 – 1991
Drawing tutor, Edinburgh College of Art


Education


1989 – 1990
Postgraduate Diploma. Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

1985 – 89
Drawing and Painting, BA (Hons) 2,1, Edinburgh College of Art

1984 – 85
HNC Graphic Design, Aberdeen College of Commerce (Now North East Scotland College)