Born in Glasgow, won gold and bronze medals for art on four successive occasions before attending Glasgow School of Art. Thereafter, having attended Jordanhill Education College entered the teaching profession to become for some 15 years, the Head of Art and design in King’s Park Secondary School, a large Glasgow comprehensive secondary school. eft teaching 1997 to devote himself totally to the pursuit and development of his own artistic career. Now visits, and gains much inspiration from, the island of Mallorca and from Italy, sharply contrasting environments from that of his native shores. Ever a growing force, exhibiting in the RSW Exhibition, Edinburgh, The Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI), the Paisley Art Institute (PAI) the Aberdeen Artists’ Society (AAS), The Affordable Art Show, Battersea, The Gallery, Marylebone, along with successful displays in regular exhibitions in a variety of Scottish galleries showing an ever increasing interest. Notable events include various one-man shows and three-man shows. In 2003, he was one of ten finalists in a worldwide landscape painting competition run by International Artist Magazine. Besides Britain, has works hanging in Spain, Canada and The United States, amongst others.