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

2011
January 1

2011

2011
A painting for the Interior minister of Kuwait.
January 1

2011

2011
Painting the Eastern Gable with Alasdair Gray. Including the incident of the unfortunate bucket.
January 1

2011

2011
Photocollage murals for EKGTA in East Kilbride.
January 1

2011

The project never to be named. (No image due to legal reasons)
January 1

2011

2011
Paintings for the Piersland House hotel.
2010
January 1

2010

2010
Artworks for the fourth iteration of the Corinthian. Including the victorian mosaic for the Bootleg bar in tandem with Graven Images.
2009
January 1

2009

2009
Moved into the Lochburn road studio, established the Strange Frames studio and the Maryhill Art School.
January 1

2009 – 2012

2009 – 2012
Maryhill Art School. A small independent art school set up Cynthia Bowles, Martin MacInally and Nichol Wheatley. It was a great wee art school which had about 450 students at it’s peak. It was dedicated to traditional Drawing and painting skills.
January 1

2010

2010
The decorations for the Cornwall hotel and Spa. Nichol and his team were commissioned to create a series of artworks for the Hotel and Spa.  
2008
January 1

2008

The artwork for every Holiday Inn Express bedroom in Europe.

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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