Graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Jordanhill College of Further Education and the Open University.
Worked as a freelance book and magazine illustrator for 12 years before concentrating on portraits and landscapes. Publishers included Hamlyns, Macmillans , IPC magazines and Oxford University Press.
The National Portrait Gallery. ( As part of the Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award)
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The Royal Society of Marine Artists
The Royal Institute Of Painters in Watercolours
The Royal Watercolour Society
The Pastel Society
PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS have included
Prof. Don Nutbeam, Vice Chancellor Southampton University
Prof. Sir Brian Heap, Master St. Edmunds College, Cambridge.
Sir Alex Jarrat, Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham
Councillor James Gordon, Chairman of Essex County Council
Daler Rowney Award, Patching National Art Competition, 2010
Senellier Award, Patchings 2011
Rowland Hilder Award, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 2012
Winner of Rheebridge Open Art Competition 2014
Royal Society of Watercolourists President’s award 2015
Numerous other awards in local art society exhibitions