From the outset, I have concentrated on developing my skills as a figurative painter with the emphasis on a traditional classical style and a limited palette. My main aim is to bring atmosphere and soul to my work whilst still conveying sense of tone and form in a clean and simple way. I would say my influences stretch from the honesty of Lucien Freud’s’ work, the luminosity of Caravaggio to the atmospheric photographs of Alfred Steiglitz. Born in Edinburgh in 1971, I trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland and, in 1994, won the Elizabeth Greenshields Award. Since then I have been exhibiting solo shows annually in London and have many paintings in collections all over the UK.
Biography: Solo Exhibitions Oisin Gallery, Dublin 2009 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow 2007 Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2004 Menier Gallery, Old Chocolate Factory, London 2003 The Bloxham Galleries, London 2001 Sussex Arts Club, Brighton 1998 The Aldridge Gallery, Edinburgh 1996 Group Exhibitions Royal Glasgow Institure of Fine Art, Annual Exhibition 2009, 2008 Contemporary Fine Art Eton, Windsor 2010, 2007 Morningside Agllery, Edinburgh 2009,2008,2007 Tracey McNee Fine Art, London 2008,2007 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow 2009, 2008 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003. Randolph Gallery, Edinburgh 2006 Oisin Gallery, Dublin 2008, 2007, 2006 Edinburgh Art Fair 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Holman, Fenwick & Willam Law, London 2005 Coburg Studios Collective, Randolph Gallery, Edinburgh 2005 Soiree D’Art, Chateau de L’Cappelle, Dordogne, France 2005, 2004 Artifex Gallery, West Midlands 2005 The Albemarle Gallery, London 2004 The Menier Gallery, The Old Chocolate Factory, London 2002 Valentine Show, Bloxham Galleries, London 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 New Artist Collection, John Lewis, Oxford Street, London 1999 Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 1994 The Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Edinburgh 1993 Awards Cuthbert Young Artist Award RGI Annual Exhibition 2008 Artlink International Young Art Prize (Sotheby’s) Finalist 2003 Elizabeth Greenshield Award, Montreal, Canada 1995 Collections P&O Ferries, Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh HQ, Lord Wraxhall, Tyntesfield Estate England, Ayub Khan-Din London.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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