biog & development

Son of Ernie and Doreen, and Brother of Ian
Married to Colby Adams

1954 - Born in London, brought up to Edinburgh in 1965. 
Studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art 1973-77.

Post-college, I briefly door-stepped for house-drawing commissions. During the next decade, rarely exhibiting, I produced figurative work that reflected my personal fears, doubts, and anxieties.

Resuming serious painting in 2007, I have continued to work with figures. My subject range has widened, and now includes landscapes and skys, but can still be unsettling. My attachment to representational work, using oil paint or watercolour, remains strong. 

I live and work in Edinburgh.



Development

2018 SSA/VAS Open - Selected show
2017 Open Eye Gallery - Edinburgh - On a Small Scale - Mixed show
2017 Union Gallery – Edinburgh - Mixed
2016 SSA (Society of Scottish Artists) - Selected
2016 RSA Open (Royal Scottish Academy) - selected
2016 Union Gallery – Edinburgh – 'Reunion' - mixed
2015 SSA - selected
2014 VAS (Visual Arts Scotland) - selected
2014 SSA
2014 Union Gallery - Solo show ‘Dark Arcadias’
2013 SSA
2012 Private Commission
2012 SSA
2012 VAS
2011 Private Commission
2011 SSA
2011 Hanover fine arts - Edinburgh - mixed
2009 Hanover fine arts - Edinburgh
2008 Private Commission
2008 Colours gallery - Edinburgh - mixed

an interval

1984 SSA
1982 SSA
1977-78 House drawing commissions

1973-77 Edinburgh College of Art