The ideas behind my work encompass a breadth of thought which is reflective and encircles notions of time within the process of painting. Painting is linear yet past, present and future possibilities are all held in convergence.
My influences have been classical and contemporary from mythology to metaphor garnering from the human experience. I use a range of materials working towards conclusions as oil paintings, though each preparatory work is a conclusion in itself. Each work forms a narrative visual diary which accumulates and inspires.
1985-1986 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art
Glasgow School Of Art, Glasgow
1981-1985 BA (Hons.) Fine Art – First Class
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.
McLean Watters Medal – The Royal Scottish Academy
J and M Craig Bequest – Glasgow School of Art
2010 Purchase Prize, Aberdeen Artists Society
Royal Scottish Academy, 2019
W Gordon Smith & Mrs Jay Gordon Smith Award
Lyon & Turnbull Award