About

I am a Scottish artist who has enjoyed a varied career. I graduated from Glasgow School of Art 1993, and worked as a bouncer, a chef, a stonemason and a blacksmith before returning to art 1999 to set up Perfect Circle, a commercial fine art company. Perfect Circle ran for 15 years, alongside Maryhill Art School which I set up with two other tutors. At the same time I set up and ran Strange Frames, a bespoke framing company. I spent 15 years collaborating with my hero, the Scottish artist and writer Alasdair Gray on his visual work and public projects. I’ve also worked for Oscar winning film designers, made huge mosaics and murals acted as the arts consultant for infrastructure projects. I now live in the countryside working from a studio that I built during lockdown, and painting the Scottish landscape among other passions.

Timeline

2022
October 18

2022 The Beithir begins!

2022 The Beithir begins!
I’m making a sculpture in Maryhill / Ruchill / Gilshochill. It’s of a Beithir, one of the Fuath. It’s designed to be made and then mosaiced by the three communities that are being rejoined by the new wonderful bridge at Stockingfield Junction. Glasgow Live – The Beithir begins! https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/mythical-serpent-form-centrepiece-new-24829827
October 10

2022 Speaking at the “Making Imagined Objects: The 2nd International Alasdair Gray Conference”

I was honoured to speak at the Making Imagined Objects: The 2nd International Alasdair Gray Conference which was a series of talks, debates, exhibitions and social events on my late dear friend the acclaimed writer and artist whose works included Lanark, 1982, Janine and A History Maker, as well as…
2021
June 1

2021

2021
New Studio
January 1

2021

2021
The Smugglers Club. www.thesmugglersclub.co.uk
January 1

2021

Building the New Studio.
2020
January 1

2020

2020
The Unlikely Clan – Dance once with everyone. A group show with 4 other figurative artists. Cherylene Dyer, Frank McNab, Jane Gardiner and Todd Garner
January 1

2020

2020
Strange Path. solo show.
2019
January 1

2019

2019
Joined the Distillers Art, an independent bottlers with a keen interest in art. I am the commissioning artist,
January 1

2019

2019
Joined the SOGO gallery as a director and helped set it up and get it running.
January 1

2019

2019
Started the Cloud Diaries project.

Notable works

The Tam o’Shanter cycle of murals at Òran Mór.

Painting the ceiling of the auditiorium at Òran Mór for Alasdair Gray.

Manufacturing the Hillhead Subway Mural for Alasdair Gray, which was based on one of Nichol Wheatley’s drawings.

Ceiling of St Aloysious – in conjunction with Page and Park.

Portrait of David Dunbar – President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland.

Murals for set of Trainspotting 2.

Concept Artist for Outlaw King, the largest film production to date in Scotland.

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