Born in 1964 at Fordingbridge in Hampshire, England, I studied Art History and English at the University of York. On graduating in 1986 I began working as a free-lance artist, moving to Glasgow in 1988.
In July 2010 I moved to Lavant, near Chichester in West Sussex.
Since 2005 my figurative oil paintings have been exhibited regularly in Glasgow, Dublin, Edinburgh and London as well as in regional art fairs throughout the UK.
Solo & Two-person shows:
Jul 2011 "Useless Fictions" solo show at Alpha Art, Edinburgh
Aug 2010 Two-person show with Joe O'Brien at Alpha Art, Edinburgh
Jun 2010 Museum Pieces: solo show at Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Glasgow (Braewell Galleries).
Dec 2009 Solo show with Braewell Galleries at 63, Tay Street Perth
May 2009 See in, see out, two-person show with David Farren, Oisín Gallery, Dublin
Jan 2009 Solo show, ArtDeCaf Central Gallery, Glasgow
Nov 2008 Solo show, ArtDeCaf Merchant City Gallery, Glasgow
Nov 2007 Art and Not-art, solo show, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
Apr 2006 Debut solo show, Oisín Gallery, Dublin
Selected Art Fairs & other exhibitions:
Dec 2012 Effervescence: group show at West Dean College of Art, West Sussex
May 2012 Chichester Art Trail
Apr 2012 Bristol Art Fair (Alpha Art)
Nov 2010 Edinburgh Art Fair (Art Exposure Gallery)
Mar 2010 Glasgow Art Fair (Art Exposure Gallery)
Mar 2009 Affordable Art Fair London (Tracey McNee Fine Art)
Nov 2008 Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam (Tracey McNee Fine Art)
Oct 2008 Art London Art Fair (Tracey McNee Fine Art)
May 2008 Paisley Art Institute annual exhibition (winner of ArtDeCaf award)
Jun 2006 Aspect Art prize exhibition, Paisley Art Institute
Between 1996 and 2004 I worked in the Treehaus art & design partnership with designer Fiona Paton, producing a wide range of commissioned work for restaurants, bars, clubs and domestic premises throughout Scotland. These included figurative period murals for the renowned Corinthian (Ingram Street, Glasgow), paintings and sculptures for the celebrated Art Deco restaurant Rogano (Exchange Place, Glasgow), and an extensive series of shipyard murals for John Brown's in Clydebank.
In 1999 I collaborated with astronomer Graham Woan of Glasgow University on the innovative G2V sundial design, which won a GDE award, and was exhibited at Lighthouse Design Centre in Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Collection, and subsequently at the British Embassy in Paris. In the same year my Bridge of Invention panel designs were short-listed in the open Competition staged by the Big Idea centre, Irvine.
From 1988 to 1995 I also taught adult education classes in Art History and practical Art at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.
University of Strathclyde
St. Aloysius School, Glasgow
University of York (Alcuin College)
My work is also held in many private collections throughout the UK as well as in Ireland and the USA