• Born Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Educated in Leicester
  • Part-time study at Leicester College of Art
  • Studied at the Glasgow School of Art 1959-64
  • Part-time Lecturer Glasgow School of Art 1971-81
  • Elected artist member (RGI) of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art 1994
  • Four months as a copyist at the Museo del Prado, Madrid


Work hangs in various public collections including:

  • Glasgow Art Galleries and Museum, Kelvingrove
  • Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Strathclyde and Leicester Universities
  • Royal Scottish Conservatoire
  • Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
  • Dover House, Whitehall, London



  • Royal Glasgow Institute, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters


Private galleries include:

  • The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh
  • The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • The Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
  • The Bohun Gallery, Henley
  • Thompsons Gallery, London)
  • Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr


  • Royal Scottish Academy Prize 1963
  • Haldane Travelling Scholarship 1964
  • Latimer Award –1969, 1974
  • Royal Scottish Academy
  • Mary Armour Prize –1994, 1997, 2006
  • Selected for the inaugural Threadneedle Prize exhibition 2008


Commissions include a number of eminent Scots and University luminaries