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My subject matter consists mainly of still life or landscape, sometimes composed together or separately. These reflect experiences, memories and observations relating to stimuli, based on personal objects, my garden, birds, animals and the human form. Stylised, semi-abstracted sometimes decorative imagery feature in my work. Colour, texture and line are important elements, the use of paint quality, mixed media, print and collage playing an important part, as well as scale, which can vary within the composition. The subject matter is never preplanned but develops as the painting imagery progresses.
Born Glasgow 1947
Graduated Glasgow School of Art.
1969 Diploma in Printed Textiles.
1970 Post Diploma in Printed Textiles.
Elected artist member, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, 2013
Elected artist member, Paisley Art Institute, 2017
Visiting Lecturer GSA Textile Department 1986
2017 The Crinan Residency, RGI
1987 E.I.S. Award SSA
Regular exhibitor in RGI, RSA, RSW & SSA Annual Exhibitions from 1969
Selected touring exhibitions SSA.
Selected for New Designers, London
Exhibited Europe and throughout Britain
Cleveland Drawing Biennial
Smith Biennial, Stirling
Bankside Gallery, London
Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Open Circle, Schweinfurt
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Glasgow Print Studio
Paisley Art Institute
Visual Art Scotland
McLean Biennial, Greenock
Cyril Gerber Fine Art
Paisley Drawing Biennial
House for an Art Lover
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
MacLaurin Art Gallery, Ayr
Shore Gallery, Leith
Lady Artists Glasgow
67 Charing Cross Gallery, Glasgow
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Fidra Fine Art, Gullane
The Educational Institute of Scotland Collection
Strathclyde Education Authority
Private collections UK, USA and France