I am a self-taught artist and photographer. During the 1970’s and 80’s I worked in the music industry as a freelance photographer, having my work published in most major music publications such as Sounds, Kerrang, Metal Hammer and NME. I also provided photographs for band tour programmes, publicity material and album sleeves. Since moving to Scotland in 1982, I have qualified as a landscape designer, and enjoy creating artwork inspired by both music and the landscape.
I also enjoy photographing and painting the animals at the Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, near Aviemore - especially the Amur tigers,Scottish wildcats, Eurasian lynx and the polar bears! I currently volunteer at Aigas field Centre, helping to care for the Scottish Wildcats held there as part of the Scottish Wildcat Action Project.
I work mainly in pastels, but enjoy experimenting with all kinds of mediums.
An Talla Solais - Ullapool - Nov-Dec 2018
Eden Court Theatre - Inverness - Sept 2014
Inchmore Gallery, Inverness - Winter Exhibition 2013
Eden Court Theatre - Inverness - Sept 2013
Grantown on Spey Museum - Oct 2013
“Piracy” – Limousine Bull (Aberdeen) Sept 2007
(2 images published in accompanying book)
“Into the Light” – Duff House (Banff) - Aug 2006
NEOS – Milton Gallery – Crathes – March 2006
Milton Gallery Summer Exhibition – Crathes –2006
“Where in the World is That?” – Duff House – 2005
Platform 22 Torphins
NEOS – Bridge View (Aberdeen) – Jan 2004
Sunset Villages Colliston - Aug 2007
North East Open Studios (Forgue) - Sept 2007
North East Open Studios (Glendronach Distillery) 2006
North East Open Studios (Forgue) - 2005
North East Open Studios (Leith Hall) - Sept 2004
I have undertaken several commissions for pet portraits.Worked with 3 other local artists to create abstract images to illustrate Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and back projected during the performance with 80 piece orchestra at Banff Academy for the Deveron Festival in 2006. An exhibition of work was shown in the foyer.
I have supplied photographs for a booklet accompanying the 2010 CD release for the band Magnum.