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

2016
January 1

2016

2016
A mural for the Castle terrace restaurant, Edinburgh.
January 1

2016

2016
Murals for the set of Trainspotting 2
January 1

2016

2016
Caught light, solo show.
2015
January 1

2015

2015
Bravarian Brau Haus
January 1

2015

2015
Islay private house mosaic.
January 1

2015

2015
The first Shortt Alba rally.
2014
January 1

2014

2014
A series of artworks to decorate the headquarters of the Scottish Leather Group and to tell the story of it’s 200 year history. And some abstract works for the boardroom
January 1

2014

2014
That night at the Barrowlands watching Teenage Fanclub with Sanj and Al.
January 1

2014

2014
Artworks for the public areas of the Old course hotel in St Andrews.
January 1

2014

2014
Nichol and his lovely wife Sue build an eco house.

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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