I am interested in the emotional link between painting and photography, using my own family albums to explore themes of memory, nostalgia and longing. I will often find an image that inspires, then add or erase figures, or change faces, clothing and backgrounds, to create expressive, painterly portrayals of joyful and sometimes melancholy moments in life. I especially love to paint beach scenes and bathers.


I am also interested in the powerful timelessness of the sea. I work from sketches and oil studies to create images that are richly textured, semi-abstract and layered.

My paintings are held in public, private and corporate collections throughout the UK and also in Europe, USA, Canada and the Caribbean - including those of Sir Mick Jagger, the Swiss Bank Corporation and Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

I live in Renfrewshire, Scotland where I have painted full-time for 30 years.


Born Glasgow 1969 



Glasgow School of Art  1987-1991  

B.A Hons. Fine Art (Drawing and Painting)


Solo Exhibitions

Lemond Gallery, Bearsden - 6 Person Show

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow - Solo

Richmond Hill Gallery, Surrey - 4 Person Show

Flying Colours Gallery, London - Solo

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley - Solo

Flying Colours Gallery, Edinburgh - Solo


Selected Group Exhibitions: 1990-2021

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 

Lemond Gallery, Bearsden 

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition

Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow

Lime Tree Galleries, Suffolk & Bristol

McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute of Art - Annual Exhibition

Thompson’s Gallery,  London

Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh

London Art Fair, BDC Islington

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Richmond Hill Gallery, Surrey -  Aspect Prize Exhibition

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

20th/21st Century Art Fair, RCA London, Flying Colours Gallery

Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Flying Colours Gallery

Chelsea Art Fair, London, Flying Colours Gallery

Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

Mackintosh Museum, GSA Glasgow

Flying Colours Gallery, Edinburgh

Flying Colours Gallery, London

Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries London

New English Art Club, Mall Galleries London

Smith Museum, Stirling, John Rae Collection

Stirling Castle Gallery - Historic Scotland

Vicarage Cottage Gallery, North Shields

The Guardian Art Show, Whiteleys, London

Hunting Observer Art Prizes, Mall Galleries London

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, with Hunting Observer Art Prizes

Kimberlin Gallery, Leicester, with Hunting Observer Art Prizes

Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh

Christies Contemporary View, RCA London



Highly Commended Artist, Hunting Observer Art Prizes

Runner-up Young Artist of the Year, Hunting Observer Art Prizes

Winsor&Newton Young Artist Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters

The Bessie Scott Award, Paisley Art Institute

Aspect Prize Finalist, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery

House for an Art Lover Award, Paisley Art Institute


Public and Corporate Collections

Swiss Bank Corporation


Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

Thompson Macleod Design Consultants

Hilton International Hotels

William Grant & Sons Ltd



Hilton International Hotel, Glasgow

Thompson Macleod Design Consultants, Glasgow

Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley



Paisley Art Institute -  Artist Committee Member


Published Works

Coastal Living USA - 2017