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 Ely Art Society.
I exhibit in both the above societies' exhibitions as well as at various local events and I sell work regularly.
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.
I currently attend Haddenham Art Group which is tutored by Ann Biggs.
Please see my Facebook page where I show my on going work and exhibitions.