Curriculum Vitae     


Born in Dalry, Galloway, Scotland


1970-1974     University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; BA (Hons) Fine Art:  Hatton     Prize for Painting 1974

1974-1975     Edinburgh College of Art; Special Course Painting & Printmaking

1975-1980     University of Edinburgh;  M.Litt, Art History Thesis

1977-1978     University of Glasgow, History of Book Production

1984-1985     Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Bookbinding


Ordinary member of the Society of Scottish Artists

Member of Dundee Printmakers Workshop from 1983.

From 1999 working printmaker at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio.


Selected exhibitions:


1994, 2000 and 2003 represented Scotland in the Mondiale d’Estampes Petit Format, Chamalieres, France. Received the Parchemin d’Honneur


1998              Society of Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen, RSA, Edinburgh - winner of the Nancy Graham Memorial Book Prize

Dundee Printmakers Workshop at the Anna Leonwens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia


2000/2                        The Hirta Portfolio: a collaborative project about St Kilda with the writer Bill Duncan and Steph Masterson, DCA Print Studio. The portfolio has been exhibited in “Natural Elements”, ScotlandEuropa, Brussels; the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh; at the StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews; “Ex Libris” Artists Books, Glasgow Print Studio; DCA. It was shown in Dundee Rep to coincide with  a performance of The Haar by  Bill Duncan and Andy Rice (2004); at the University of Dundee with a showing of Michael Powell’s film “The Edge of the World”; at the gallery in the air, Dundee (2005); as part of CEL editions, Hannah McClure Gallery, Dundee  and in  New York (2008); in “Lasting Impressions: 500 years of printing in Scotland 1508-2008” The National Trust for Scotland, Edinburgh with a first edition (1698) of Martin Martin’s

                      “A Late Voyage to St Kilda” (2008); in the Gigha Gallery (2010); and in Aros, Portree, Isle of Skye (2015/2016)    


2003/5/7         Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibitions


2004               Dundee Visual Arts Award for work on plant fossils

“Etching in Dundee: Contemporary and Historical Prints”, McManus Galleries


2006               Residency in Gardenstown, near Banff, working on a series of drawings inspired by the geology and fossil fish beds of the area.


2007               “Journey”, Dundee Contemporary Arts


2008               “endangeredMIX”, Botanic Gardens, Dundee


2009               Society of Scottish Artists, Vision Building, Dundee

Fabric of the Land, Geology Department, University of Aberdeen


2010               Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh

                        “naturalMIX”,  Botanic Gardens, Dundee

                        Botanical & Vegetable (solo exhibition) Byre Theatre, St Andrews


2011               Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh


2012               Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh

                        SSA/Polish Print Exchange, Academy of Fine Art, Wraclaw, theme of exhibition “Big print, small print”


2013               Selected for “The Written Image”, a collaborative project between

the Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, working with the poet Colin Herd to produce the book “blots”.

Plantlife (solo exhibition) Dundee

One Old Onion and other poems – a handmade artist’s book in collaboration with the poet Jenny Elliott, shortlisted for the 2014 Callum Macdonald  Memorial Prize


2014/15          Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh


2015               Print Fest Scotland, Dundee


2016                PrintRoom Dundee, Edinburgh Drawing School

                         “blots” selected for Imaginary Worlds, Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys

                         “beans, leaves, etcetera”, The Roamin’ Nose, Edinburgh


2017              Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh

                      PrintRoom Dundee, Frames Gallery, Perth

                      PrintRoom Dundee, Edinburgh Drawing School