I was born in Glasgow in 1963 and worked as an electrician for many years in Scotland and Canada, before deciding to take up my first love of painting.
After studying for two years at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto (1994 – 1996), with the renowned Canadian painter Graham Coughtry, I moved back to Glasgow. I then studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1997 – 2001 under the tutelage of Robin Hume, Sandy Moffat and Callum Innes, where I graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting.
I have exhibited in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London with my minimalist text paintings. More recently, I have returned to a more painterly, impressionistic style, which lends itself perfectly to my chosen subject of landscape/townscape paintings.
My work is a combination of impressionism and realism, with an emphasis on the observation of light and shade. Composition and colour play key roles, where the oil paint is applied intuitively and built in layers. I am fascinated by the play of light and dark to describe form.
Featured artist October 2020