PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

 

EXHIBITIONS

Background

Born in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1965, I studied painting and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art and lived and worked in the capital city until moving to Barcelona to complete a Master’s degree in Contemporary European Fine Art; I had my first solo show in 1989. After 16 years of professional life in Harstad, Northern Norway, I now live and work in the region of Sierra de Libar, Spain and Fife, Scotland.

2014 - 2017. Chairman of Board for Foundation Sierra de Libar, Spain

2013 - 2017. Board Member for Creative Business Development Board, Innovasjon Norge, Troms, Norway

2012 - 2017. Director of Galleri NordNorge (Gallery of Art Northern Norway), Harstad

2012 - 2016. Delegate Board Member, Sparebank1 Northern Norway , Art Foundation

2004 - 2016. Owner, Director and CEO, A:rt Gymsal AS, Harstad, Norway

2006 - 2009. Board Member, Harstad Regional Chamber of Commerce, Norway

2006 - 2008. Board Member, Kunskapsparken Nord (Knowledge Park North), Harstad, Norway

2003 - 2006. Course Leader for Edunor Troms, Painting and Drawing Adult Education Enterprise, Harstad, Norway

1999 - 2006. Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Drawing and Painting, Nordland Kunst-og Filmskole Art and Film College), Kabelvag, Norway

2004 - 2006. Art Consultant/Curator for Bø i Vesteråle's Hospital, Straumen, Norway

2001 - 2006. Board Member Nordnorske Billende Kunstnere -NNBK (Professional Artists´Union HQ), Svolvær, Norway

2003 - 2008. Board Member, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts Northern Norway) Harstad

2003 - 2006. Member of Advisory Board, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts Northern Norway), Harstad

2001. Curator ILIOS Festivalen (Anual Festival of Contemporary Music), Gallery Nord Norge, Harstad, Norway

2000. Lecturer, Art History Faculty, Tromso University, Tromso, Norway

Master of European Contemporary Arts, United Kingdom and Spain

Surface Work. Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain

Solo Show. Sør Troms Museum, Trondeness, Harstad, Norway

Reflections. Solo Show, A:rt Gymsal, Harstad, Norway

Represented by Society of Scottish Artists

Horizontal Works. Solo Show, Ateliér Lofoten Gallery, Svolvær, Norway

Nordnorsk Kulturråd Collection. Tromsø Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway

Norwegian State Material Grant, Oslo, Norway

Furness/Moen/O’Donnell/Skotnes. Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway

Den 7. Tromsutstillinga (7. Troms Region Art Exhibition), Tromsø, Norway

Commissioned for Harstad Kommune (Harstad District Council), Harstad, Norway

Southampton University, Faculty of Arts Dept., Southampton

Cheltenham and Gloucester Drawing Show, Berlin ‘98, Hull ‘99

Group Show, Can Felipa, Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain

Art on the Rock, Stirling Castle, Stirling

Celtic Conexion. Euskal Extea, Centre Cultural, Barcelona, Spain

British Workhouse Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA 

Scottish Contemporary Painters and Printmakers Exhibition, Edinburgh

Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Southampton

Grandisca. Group show, Museo Nuova Era, Bari and La Spezia, Italy 

Scottish Painters Group Show. Frontiers Gallery, Edinburgh

Incontri d’Arte. Group Show, Guild Gallery, Bristol

Artepremio Giovani Fiera del Levante. Artists in Puglia, Bari, Italy

New Works. Solo Show. Galleria Panorama, Barcelona, Spain

Awarded Fiera del Levante Prize  ‘Artists in Puglia’ Exhibition. Bari, Italy

Awarded Cross Gates Gallery Award, Kentucky, USA and Mall Galleries, London

New Works in Architecture. Solo Show. Cloister Gallery, Bristol

Artist-in-Residence, Clifton College, Bristol

Doric Work. Solo Show, Studio Gallery, Edinburgh

Commissioned by Stephens Architects, Glamis; Icon paintings for Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Naval Church, Rosyth, Scotland

Commissioned by The Scottish Office; St. Andrew’s House Scottish Office HQ, Edinburgh

Solo Show. Loretto Gallery, Musselburgh, Scotland

New Works. Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (R.I.A.S.), Edinburgh

Facade. Solo Show, Hillside Gallery, Edinburgh

Incontri D’Arte. Group Show, Bari, Italy

New Generation Show. Mercury Gallery. London