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     Date of Birth 7th March 1961
     Scottish

    Studied at: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee 1982-1986BA Hons Fine Art Drawing & Painting
    1 year General Design/Graphics Ceramics Sculpture & Painting 3 year specialised course in Fine ArtB.A. Hons Fine Art Drawing and
    Painting Awarded 1986

    Exhibited: 1984 Aberdeen Art Exhibition
    Exhibited: 1985/86 R.S.A Student Art Exhibition
    Awarded: 1986 John Kinross Fellowship (Italy 3 months)
    Awarded: 1986/87 Elizabeth Greenshields Scholarship ($8000.00)
    Exhibited: 1986 One Man Exhibition "Torrance Gallery" Edinburgh

    July1986 - June 1988 Started on 1 year Self Employment Artist Government Sponsored Scheme: Creating Art work (Illustrations /     Water Colours) Oils and Drawings to Commission
    July1986 - June 1988 Visited Canada: To explore potential Markets for Art Work, namely Illustration and Design (Through recorded     images Photography & Drawing)
    August 1988 - Feb 1988 Worked on commissions - Illustrations namely: Water colours, Oils and Acrylics (Scottish landscapes)
    March 1989 Building up Port Folio of Illustrations and material to show as examples of work to Advertising & Graphic Agencies
    March - Sept 1989 Graphic Design Assistant Printing Firm "Ferry Press" - Preparing Camera Ready Designs, Designing Stationary     Logos and T Shirt Design and Original Art Work.
    September 1989 Commenced Employment at Edinburgh University Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Employed as a     "Tracing Officer"
    Napier University Edinburgh 1994-1997 MSc in Multimedia Technology
    1997 MSc in Multimedia Technology awarded
    1st May 2000 Started in Business as a full time Artist


    Exhibited: August 2000 Joint Exhibition (Scottish Landscapes - "Hook Line & Sinker")
    Exhibited: March 2001 Joint Exhibition (The Torrance Gallery)
    Exhibited July 2001 Artistic License, London
    Exhibited: December 2001 The Torrance Gallery Christmas Exhibition
    Exhibited: December 2001 The Peter Potter Gallery Christmas Exhibition
    Exhibited: December 2001 The Leith Gallery Christmas Exhibition
    Exhibited: March 2002 “Jango’s” restaurant Edinburgh
    Exhibited: May 2002 Peter Potter Gallery Joint Exhibition (3 Contemporary Scottish Artist’s)
    Exhibited: August 2002 Howie’s restaurant joint exhibition
    Exhibited: October 2002 Creeler’s restaurant Solo Exhibition
    Exhibited: December 2002 “The Torrance Christmas Exhibition “
    Exhibited: February 2003 Royal Bank of Scotland “Art in The Park” Holyrood Palace joint Exhibition.
    Exhibited: March 2003 Hilton Glasgow “Art for Charity” exhibition
    Exhibited: April 2003 “Nick Nairn’s Restaurant Glasgow    
    Radio Interview - May 2003 Radio Scotland Arts Lunch Time Show
    Exhibited: July - August 2003 Hilton Dublin & Belfast “Art for Charity” exhibition
    Exhibited: From November 2003 "Austin Lafferty Gallery - Glasgow"
    Exhibited: April - May 2004 "The Torrance Spring Exhibition"
    Exhibited: May 2004 "Peter Potter Gallery"- Haddington
    Exhibited: June – July 2004 Macmillan Cancer Relief Edinburgh Art Show
    Exhibited: December 2004 Torrance Gallery (Christmas Exhibition)
    Exhibited: December 2004 Peter Potter Gallery (Christmas Exhibition)
    Exhibited: December 2004 The Westgate Gallery – North Berwick
    Exhibited: February 2005 The Leith Gallery – “Burn’s Exhibition”
    Exhibited: March 2005 The Affordable Art Fair London (Leith Gallery)
    Exhibited: March 2005 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: April 2005 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: June – July 2005 Macmillan Cancer Relief Edinburgh Art Show
    Exhibited: June 2005 Stirling Art Gallery
    Exhibited: July - Sept 2005 The Leith Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: October 2005 The Agora Gallery (New York)
    Exhibited: October 2005 The Morningside Gallery and Stirling Art Gallery
    Exhibited: January 2006 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: February 2006 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: March - April 2006 The Torrance Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: May 2006 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: May 2006 The Westgate Gallery North Berwick
    Exhibited: May 2006 The Peter Potter Gallery Haddington
    Exhibited: April - June 2006 The Torrance Gallery Spring Exhibition
    Exhibited: September 2006 W.I.F.I.L Gallery Shipston on Stour (Warwickshire)
    Exhibited: October 2006 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: October 2006 Solo Exhibition The Westgate Gallery North Berwick
    Exhibited: December 2006 The Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: Jan/Feb 2007 with Scotland Art (Glasgow & Edinburgh)
    Exhibited: March 2007 The Affordable Art Fair London (Scotland Art)
    Exhibited May 2007 New British Artists
    Exhibited May 2007 Newcastle Art Fair (New British Artists)

    From 2010 - 2015 I have worked full time as a School Assistant at Merchiston Castle School.
    During this period I have also been working steadily building portfolios of work - I have supplied
    major lawyers and finance companies recently where numerous works have been purchased.

 
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