Born 1962 / Ellon, Scotland


1982 – 1986     BA (Hons) Fine Art,  Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art,   University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1986 – 1987     Postgraduate Study with distinction, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

1987 – 1988     Studio for one year, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

1992 – 1996     Part-time Lecturer, Drawing, Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

1996 – 2000     Monbusho Award, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Awards, Projects (selected)

2015                Wondering Mind, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2014                Royal Scottish Academy Roy Wood Print Award, Edinburgh, Scotland

National Open Art Competition: Turtleton Trust Award, Scotland

2013                Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Richard Coley Award for Sculpture, Scotland

2012               Artist in Residence, Supported by the Government of Japan

2010                G. Bequest Award, Royal Scottish Academy, To attend The First

International Conference of Mokuhanga, Kyoto and Awaji Island, Japan

2011                Hope Scott Trust Award, exhibition and publication of Mokuhanga,  Scotland

2011                Great Britian Sasakawa Foundation Grant

2007                SSA North Sea Project Award, Residency Studio Sandnes, Norway

2004                Scottish Arts Council, Professional Development Award,  travel to Japan

2002                artwork destroyed in Edinburgh’s Cowgate fire

2003                Artist in Residence, H. Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage Studio, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, USA

2001                Year of the Artist Residency, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

1994                British Council Assistance Award, travel and exhibit in Mexico

His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including  Japan, USA, Hungary, Thailand, Finland, Scotland, Norway, Mexico, Sweden, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Korea, India, Slovenia, Australia etc. His artworks are in many public collections in UK, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Romania, Sweden etc. and in various private collections around the world. He teaches Japanese watercolour woodblock printing „mokuhanga“. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.



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