I was born in 1952 in Fife and moved to Ayrshire in 1966. After attending Carrick Academy in Maybole I studied art at Jacob Kramer School of Art in Leeds and graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic.
After leaving further education my career included several years as a graphic designer with Central Television in the Midlands where, amongst other varied assignments.
I was responsible for all artwork on three series of the award winning "Spitting Image".
This was followed by seven years running a graphic design consultancy in Glasgow before I finally realised my life long ambition to work as a full time artist and to paint and illustrate for a living.
Since setting up my Ayrshire studio in 1996, I have exhibited regularly at numerous galleries and joint exhibitions including the Royal Glasgow Institute and Paisley Art Institute.
Have held solo exhibitions at the Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr, the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock, The Untitled Gallery in Hampstead, London and the Annan Gallery in Glasgow.
I feel privileged to have been asked to carry out many private and corporate commissions, including work for Motherwell Bridge, the new National Museum of Scotland,
Historic Scotland, Reader's Digest and the Forestry Commission. In 2007 I was honoured to be approached by the three Ayrshire Councils to paint a portrait of the retiring Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran,
Major Sir Richard Henderson KCVO TD and, more recently, being commissioned by East Ayrshire Council to paint Dumfries House as a 60th birthday gift to HRH Prince Charles.
My work over the years has gone far afield and is held in collections as far away as the USA and Australia.
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