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)

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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