As mythological creatures, dragons fly in the imagination, inhabiting the dreams of writers, artists, readers and viewers alike. My paintings occupy an analogous realm, operating in a space reminiscent of daydreams or areas of quietude within the mind. I endeavour to bring together both landscape and still life painting in ways not normally encountered. For me, it is exciting to employ a Chagall-like freedom to place anything anywhere and find a way to make sense of it all. In an increasingly busy and confusing world, I feel it is important to find solace for the soul, whether it is in art, music or literature, and these works are my contribution.
1957 Bornin Hannover, Germany
1979 University of Stirling, BSc Hon. Biology
1985 Fellowship of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences, with
The Special Examination in Bacteriology, Paddington College of Technology, London
1982-2014 Part-time courses in Life Drawing and Screen Printing,
Chichester, London,Falmouth & Dundee
1982-97 BiomedicalScientist in Microbiology, holding a senior post at
University College Hospital in London from 1989-97
1992-2003 Part-time courses in Stained GlassTechniques, London
1997-2003 Ranown business as a stained glass artist in London, working to commission and for exhibitions in London, Ashbourne and St. Andrews
2003-present Living and working as a painter inCarnoustie, Scotland.
Exhibitions and Commissions
1991 Commissioned to do large oil painting, which hangs in the waiting room of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London
1999 Bruton Street Gallery, Mayfair,London, Summer Exhibition
2000 Ashbourne Gallery, British Contemporary Glass Society Show
2004 St. Andrew's Museum Cathedral Project, 'Pilgrims Exhibition'
2005 St Andrews Bay Hotel,Celebration of Art, fundraising art auction for High School of Dundee Patrons' Association
2006-10 Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and represented by them at the Glasgow Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair, London
2009 Discover Art 2009 collaboration between the High School of Dundee and Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry
2012-13 Iona House Gallery, Woodstock,Oxfordshire, 'Scottish Art'
2016 W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Spring Exhibition
2018 Tatha Gallery, Newport, Fife. Winter Show
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Christmas Show