Bio


Biography

1992-93   Studied Art at Aberdeen College

1995        Placement at Peacock Printmakers

1995-98   Studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

1998        Awarded the Crighton Bequest

--             Membership of the Association of Illustrators

1999        Artist in Residence, Edinburgh Printmakers

--             Membership of the Society of Scottish Artists

2000        Membership of the Collective Gallery

 

Published Work / Illustration Commissions

1998        Painting, ‘Life Drawing, for the 1998 Macallan Short Story Prize Winner (Scotland on Sunday)

1998-99   Illustrations for the Scottish Executive commissioned by Tactica Solutions

1999        ‘Images 23’, book showcasing the best of British illustration

--             ‘Boxer, painting used for a nationwide postcard promotion by Boomerang Media

--             Portrait for the cover of ‘Pursuit’, poems by George Bruce (Scottish Cultural Press)

--             Etchings for the 1999 finalists for of the Macallan Short Story Prize (Scotland on Sunday)

--             Drawing of George Bruce for the Glasgow Herald

2000        Book cover for ‘Wild Women of a Certain Age’ by Magi Gibson

--             Featured Artist in Chapman Magazine (Spring 2000)

2001        Work featured in ‘ Bite Me’ magazine, issue 4

--             Portrait for book cover of ‘Today, Tomorrow’ collected poems by George Bruce    (Polygon)

2002-09     Editorial illustrations for Chapman Magazine

2009        Storyboarding commission for short Student film.

2010        Contributor to the Johnny Cash Project (Flash Music Video)

 

Exhibitions

1998        ‘Deepfreize’, group show in Qaqortoq, Greenland

--             ‘Images 23’, group show at the Royal College of Art London

1999        ‘Thermal Facets’, group show at the Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh

--             ‘The Morrison Portrait Award’ at the R.S.A., Edinburgh

--             ‘Unknown’, group show, Edinburgh

--             Society of Scottish Artists, annual exhibition, R.S.A., Edinburgh

--             Visual Artists Society, R.S.A., Edinburgh

2000-01   ‘Writers of our time’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

2001        New York Expo, Group show with the Leith Gallery

2002-07   Group shows at the Leith Gallery

2003-06   London Art Fair, show with Leith Gallery

--             Group exhibition at the Colours Gallery

2003-06   Charity auction at Christies, London (Art 4 Life)

2003-04   ‘Through the Letterbox’, various venues throughout Scotland

2006        ‘Editors’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

2007-2010 Group exhibitions at the Leith Gallery

2008-2010 Group exhibitions at the Laurel Gallery

2010         Solo show at the Roseleaf

2011         Two man show at The Lunardi Gallery

2011         Sweet Sixteen show at The Leith Gallery

 

Public Collections

2000        Scottish National Portrait Gallery (portrait of George Bruce)

2006        St Andrews University (portrait of the Chancellor)

2009        St Andrews University (Dr Kay McIver and Ms Ann Kettle OBE portraits)

2011        The Assay Office / Incorporation of Goldsmiths (Michael Laing OBE portrait)

 

Selected Portraiture Commissions

1998        Lucina Prestige, Editor

1999        George Bruce OBE., Poet

2000        Edith MacArthur MBE, Actress

--             Magnus Linklater, former Scottish Arts Council Chairman

--             David Buchan, Poet

2001        Portraits for Chief Fernandez, U.N. Ambassador

2005        Sir Kenneth Dover, former Chancellor of St Andrews University

2006        Stewart Conn, Poet

2008        Dr Kay McIver (Master of the United College 1984-88), St Andrews University

2009        Ms Ann Kettle OBE (Dean of Arts 1998-2002), St Andrews University

2011        Michael Laing OBE (Dean of Incorporated Goldsmiths) 

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