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

2018
January 1

2018

Work for the Loch Lomond Golf club via Graven Images.
January 1

2018

2018
Still water, solo show.
January 1

2018

2018
The mural for drawing room at Chivas’s private hotel in Keith.
2017
January 1

2017

2017
Peatzeria Restaurant on Islay. A restarant mural and painting and signage for a great friend.
January 1

2017

2017
Outlaw King – Concept artist. Working with Adam squires and the Oscar winning Don Burt.
January 1

2017

The copyrighted painting.
January 1

2017

2017
Rouk Skies solo show.
2016
January 1

2016

Decorations for a private snooker room.
January 1

2016

2016
The buttercup summer.
January 1

2016

2016
A mural for the Castle terrace restaurant, Edinburgh.

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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