I am a Scottish figurative artist working predominantly in oils and pastels. My work focuses on portraiture, still life and urban landscapes with a strong painterly approach to my subjects. I develop my ideas through drawings and quick studies made in situ, often using them as a starting point for development in the studio.
I studied drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (1999 – 2003) and then The Royal Drawing School (2007-08) and have been part of the Turps Correspondence Course for the last year. I regularly exhibit my work and have previously been selected for the BP Portrait Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, ING Discerning Eye and the Scottish Portrait Awards.