Member since Sep 14, 2020
Last modification date : Nov 24, 2020
I started PAINTING in the late 60s ,studied on an INDEPENDENT BASIS,for about 10 years. I decided I would like to study further in an ACADEMIC basis and iwon a place in DUNDEE ART COLLEGE,77 to 81 and later 81 to 84 ROYAL ACADEMY SCHOOLS LONDON. Since the early 80s i explored and developed various THEMES and IDEAS based on our FEARS, HOPES and DESIRES in LIFE. Iv used many SYMBOLS and METAPHORS to enhance this and to create MYSTERY, DRAMA and AMBIGUITY.
Over my working YEARS Iv accumulated a large LIBRARY of IDEAS and IMAGERY which IM still using and introducing in varied visual developing way,which I find excites me as a PRACTICING PAINTER.
TITIAN, CORINTH, MONTICELLI, SOUTINE, BECKMANN, KIRCHNER.
The artist at work
1983 J.VAN BUEREN- WITTMAN PRIZE RA LONDON, United Kingdom
1980 BRITISH INSTITUTE PRIZE LONDON, United Kingdom
2016 FIDRA FINE ART NORTH BERWICK, United Kingdom
2015 FIDRA FINE ART NORTH BERWICK, United Kingdom
2015 SAYLE GALLERY ,ISLE of MAN DOUGLAS, United Kingdom
1991 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO glasgow, United Kingdom
2020 6DUNDEE ARTISTS FIDRA FINE ART GULLANE, United Kingdom
1987 THE VIGOROUS IMAGINATION : NEW SCOTTISH ART MOMA EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
1992 STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY ART COLLECTION glasgow, United Kingdom
1991 EDINBURGH CITY ART CENTRE COLLECTION EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
1990 McMANUS ART GALLERIES and MUSEUM DUNDEE, United Kingdom
1988 Since 1988 WORKS in several PRIVATE COLLECTIONS in UK and ABROAD United Kingdom
1980 DUNDEE UNIVERSITY ART COLLEGE COLLECTION DUNDEE., United Kingdom
2002 GREAT BOOK of GAELIC, ANTHOLOGY of SCOTTISH and IRISH POETRY. DUBLIN, Ireland