about

Biography

1986 Born in Aberdeen, Scotland.
2004 to 2008 Gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.
2008 to 2009 Lived and worked in Norway. Studied with and assisted Odd Nerdrum in his international artists community.
Summer 2009 Lived and worked in Paris. Studied with and assisted Odd Nerdrum in his Paris studio.
Autumn 2009 Lived and worked in New York. Studied with and assisted Steven Assael in his New York studio. Studied at the Arts Students League in New York with Frank Porcu, Michael Grimaldi and Costa Vavagiaski.
2014 to 2015 Gained a Masters of Fine Art with Distinction in Contextualised Practice from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.
2010 to Presently Living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland as resident artist and partner of The Nicole Porter Gallery.

Exhibitions

Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions

          • Permanently on show at The Nicole Porter Gallery, Aberdeen.

Selected Exhibitions

        • Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in 2015.
        • “Sitters” Exhibition at BP Atrium Gallery in 2015.
        • Aberdeen Artists Society at Aberdeen Art Gallery in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
        • Stirling University Referendum Exhibition 2014.
        • Aberdeen Art Fair in Aberdeen in 2012 and 2013.
        • Peacocks Visual Arts in Aberdeen in 2011.
        • Scottish Drawing Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute in 2010.
        • Aspect Art Prize, Paisley Art Institute in 2009 and 2010.
        • The London Art Fair in 2009 and 2010.
        • Kjell Raugland Billedkunstner in Norway in 2009.
        • Kjell Strand Galleriet “Group in Norway in 2009.
        • Det Gule Galleriet in Norway in 2009.
        • Figurative Art Prize Exhibition, Boundary Gallery in London in 2008.
        • Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 2008.
        • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Self-Portraiture Exhibition in London in 2007.

Awards

            • Work selected for the Royal Collection
            • Gold Teachers Award from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers 2012 and 2013 (for teaching)
            • Artist Of The Year 2011- Artists and Illustrators Magazine – shortlisted artist
            • Commended work at the Aberdeen Artists Society Exhibition 2011
            • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 2010
            • Aberdeenshire Visual Artists Award Scheme 2010
            • People’s Choice Award at GFA Annual Exhibition 2010
            • Farqhuar Reid Trust Art Prize 2008
            • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 2008
            • Second Prize at the Boundary Gallery Figurative Art Prize 2008
            • The David Gordon Memorial Trust Award at the Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition 2008
            • Winner of the Artists and Illustrators Magazine Self-Portraiture Competition 2007

Professional Experience

        • The David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Judge
        • Gordon Art Exhibition Judge
        • Studied with and assisted Odd Nerdrum in Norway, Summer 2012
        • Professional member of the Aberdeen Artists Society
        • Selection committee member of the Aberdeen Artists Society 2012 Annual Exhibition
        • Judge of The Green Shoots Art Competition 2011
        • September to October 2008 : Painting Tutor at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
        • October 2008 to May 2009 : Assistant at The Yellow Gallery in Norway
        • January to March 2007 : Internship at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh
        • April 2006 to July 2008 : Assistant Curator at Carby Art Gallery in Aberdeen
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