exhibitions and news

VAS “Then and Now” Centenary Exhibition 2024

“ Coming Up For Air” 2.2 x 1.5m is my response to being out alone in the hills and looking down into the Gala Water valley below. My largest work so far. Delighted to have it in the exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Princes Street, Edinburgh along with a calming abstract connected to the natural landcape “Time Hangs Fire In Its Box” .

RSW 143rd Annual Exhibition 2024

Delighted to be showing“The Intimate Support of Water” in the annual exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour at the Royal Scottish Academy, Princes Street, Edinburgh.
The exhibition runs from Sat13th Jan - Tues 6th Feb

125th Annual Exhibtion SSA 2024
The Maclaurin Gallery

From 19th November - January 14th 2024 “Discarded Geometry” a wooden construction is in the SSA exhibtion.

WEST The Briggait Gallery Glasgow 2023

Delighted to have two pieces selected for a Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition in the Briggait Gallery Glasgow
from 20-28th May 2023. “Time Passage no1”and “Time Passage no2”. The two pieces are created from old book covers and layered with embossed and painted paper as well as printed text.

Borders Art Fair 2023

“The Turn of The Tide” and “Starboard Pressure” are in the SSA professional members Spotlight Selection at the Borders Art Fair which runs from 17-19th March.

Dundas Gallery 2023

A group exhibition of my recent work with Cat Outram and Laura Magliveras. Four large paintings from the last 2 years and smaller ones. From 10-14th March.

RSW 142nd Annual Exhibition 2023

Delighted to be showing “Night Tides” inspired by the drama of a beach walk at night with the tensions of tide, darkness and the noise of the sea ever present.
Can be seen at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition at the RSA building in Edinburgh.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 21st Jan- Thursday 16th February.

130 YEARS EXHIBITION SSA 2023

My artwork “Industrial Totem 3097” is in the show which runs from 17.12.22-10.01.23. On at the RSA /National Galleries in Edinburgh.
I also have three art works included in the SSA members wall. “The Tidal Surge” “Westward Ho!” “Loch Tay and Hills of Ben Lawers”

NORTH 2022

I have two art works in Visual Arts Scotlands NORTH exhibition. “Industrial Totem No.3” which is a wooden construction and “A fine Line” a painting.

THE BIG ART SHOW 2022

“Coming Up For Air” measuring 2.20m x 1.50m is the biggest painting I’ve ever done. Inspired by being out in the hills of the Borders.

REVERB 2022

Visual Arts Scotland's Annual Exhibition is online this year from March 19th - April 29th.
I have two paintings in the show.
"There have been tides: there have been voyages" 120 x 120cm
"Another Paragraph in the Opened Air" 80 x 60cm

SSA Annual Exhibition 2021

The 123rd Annual SSA Exhibition is held at the RSA Building, Princes Street, Edinburgh from 01/11/21-23/11/21
My artwork in the show is “rescued totem” a wooden construction.

“SURGE” Tatha Gallery 2021

“marked transit” “Starboard Pressure” and “The Iron Age Boat at Caumatruish” are in the show from 9/10/21-6/11/21

Aberdeen Artists Society 2021

“Another Paragraph in the Opened Air” is in the summer show online from 12.06.21-29.08.21

30 x30 EDITION 2020-21

Scottish Society of Artists Members Show
27/11/20-31/01/21 In the show is a painting called "Southward From the Pole".

F L O W 2020-21

Visual Art Scotland Members’ Exhibition 2020
selected group show
“ The Archaic Sea” “Over Fossil Hill” and “The Wind Blew Southward”
A series of paintings inspired by being in a wild landscape and how we reflect on it.

Borders Art Fair 2020

Two of my artworks are in the Spotlight Area of the Borders Art Fair which runs from the 13th -15th March in Kelso.
"Wind Resistance" and "Water Resistance" are companion pieces capturing the changing patterns of weather.

"OPEN" SSA/VAS Exhibition 2019-2020

"Open" is a joint exhibition of Visual Arts Scotland and the Society of Scottish Artists held at the RSA Building, Princes Street, Edinburgh from 22nd December 2019 to 30th January 2020. ...more

"Conversations in Wood" Exhibition at Marchmont House 2019

The exhibition held at Marchmont House, Greenlaw, Duns, Berwickshire from the 3rd-5th Aug 2019 showcased contemporary makers using wood in collaboration with Visual Arts Scotland, The Scottish Gallery and Craft Scotland.

tickets on Eventbrite
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"Alight" Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition 2019

Visual Arts Scotland's "Alight" Exhibition held at the RSA Building, Princes Street, Edinburgh from 26 January to 22nd February 2019. ...more

"Alchemy" Exhibition

"Alchemy" a group exhibition of abstract painters held from March 16th -11th May 2018 at the Sproson Gallery,138 South Street, St Andrews.

RSA Annual Exhibition 26th November-13th December 2018

"Sea Squall, Plockton" is in the Royal Society of Watercolours Annual Exhibition in the RSA Building, Princes Street, Edinburgh from 26th November-13th December 2018

"Inside the Box" Exhibition

A collaborative exhibition with Cat Outram (printmaker) from 19th November 2016 - February 2017. ...more

Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition " FLY 2016 "

I have three pieces in the exhibition which runs from 3rd - 27th December in the Royal Scottish Academy Building, Princes Street Edinburgh. ...more

Arts in Scotland TV Interview

As Stanza's Artist in Residence for 2012 and 2013 I discussed my exhibition shown during the 2014 festival.
I used found objects and text to explore and respond to the speakers, poetry and themes of the festival.
This can be viewed in the LINKS section of the website.

Stanza Poetry Festival 5-9th March 2014

Stanza is Scotland's International Poetry Festival held in St. Andrews, Fife. I was Artist in Residence at StAnza 2012 and 2013. ...more