Born in Ayrshire in 1953 I have been a practicing artist in a variety
of traditional and new mediums throughout most of my life. I spent my
childhood in Ayrshire, Glasgow, Sussex and Gloucestershire.
While I am primarily a contemporary visual artist, I am also an
autodidact with a wide field of general interests. I have had articles and
papers published on topics of art history, theory of art and Scottish
folklore. I have also been involved in many, non arts related, occupations
and activities, principally the running of a small holding at various
times keeping sheep, goats, pigs and poultry, as well as driving horses
and breeding and working lurcher dogs.
I have also recently worked at research and information analysis as a
contributor to various EU funded projects related to sustainable
development and worked in the field of web design and image manipulation.
I am also interested in current issues such as; the conceptual
dichotomy between urban and rural views of reality and how that affects
the global environmental, economic and socio-political situation.
In 2006 I received an Aberdeenshire Visual Arts Award in order to
realise the "...other flowers of Scotland" project a suite of digital
images exhibited at Duff House in the spring of 2007, this work was short
listed for the 2007 Eco Prize Scotland (an award for a creative work which
positively and imaginatively inspires people to be
environmentally-friendly and adopt greener lifestyles).
I have lived in Aberdeenshire since 1978.
Overhill Smiddy Croft, New
Pitsligo, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 6PE
Tel. 01771 653610
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