I was born in Dumfries and brought up in Amisfield, a small village 5 miles north of the town, and have lived in that area until 2010 when I moved to Ely, Cambridgeshire.
I have been a leisure painter for over 20 years and attended summer schools and various courses studying under Melville Brotherston, Jack Skinner and Sandy Robb.
I am a full member of Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and have, in the past, served on their committee for many years. I am now also a member of Cambridge Open Studios when I open my studio for 4 weekends in July as part of the large festival.
I work in most mediums and like to produce bold colourful images. I sketch and paint outdoors in an effort to make a more spontaneous and less contrived picture. I highlight the points I find interesting rather than looking for a photographic reproduction of the subject. I am often seen in and around Ely with my sketch book or easel.
Please see my Facebook and Instagram pages where I show my on going work and the exhibitions I am involved in.