My training as a printmaker using traditional and experimental methods has greatly influenced my concern with making images.
I have always been interested in shape and textures, in simplicity and the tension between realism and abstraction.
Most of my works are transformations of my interest in landscape/nature/objects and their reduction into marks, symbols and compositions - the distillation of matter into basic imagery.
|1976-1979||B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Preston Polytechnic.|
|1979-1980||M.A. Printmaking, Manchester Polytechnic.|
|1980||Part-Time Lecturer, Manchester Polytechnic.|
|1981||Appointed Full-time Lecturer in Printmaking, Grays School of Art.|
|1996||Visiting Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, M.F.A. Course, Dundee.|
|1992||Shell Expro Award.|
|Scottish Arts Council Project Assistance Award to study Lithography at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico.|
|1996||Glasgow Print Studio Publication Award.|
|With an Eye to the East', Print Folio, Seagate Gallery, Dundee, Scottish Arts Council.|
|1991||SSA Centenary Print Folio, Print.|
|1994||Design for Etched and Printed Panels, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Intensive Therapy Unit.|
|2000||P&O North Sea Ferries, Print.|
|Newhall Art Collection, Cambridge University|
|Aberdeen Art Gallery|
|Scottish Arts Council|
|BBC Scotland, Glasgow|
|Leeds Education Authority|
|Aberdeen Royal Infirmary|
|Dunfermline NHS Trust|
|Edinburgh Hospital Trust|
|Shell Oil, Aberdeen|
|Catalogue ' In Search of Paradise', with essays by Clare Henry and Arthur Watson.|
|Brochure, 'Liminal Moments', Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.|
|1981||Sutton College of Liberal Arts|
|1984||Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen, Prints & Paper Pulps.|
|1996||Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen, 'In Search of Paradise', Prints, Box Constructions and Paper Pulp Works.|
|1997||'In Search of Paradise', Seagate Gallery, Dundee.|
|2000||'Transitions' Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen.|
|2002||'Liminal Moments', Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|1984||'Papertrails', Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.|
|1985||'Peacock 10', Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, U.S.A.|
|1985 - 86|| 'Smiths Biennale', Stirling, Glasgow.|
'One Cubic Foot', Sculpture Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Aberdeen.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
|1986|| 'New Art from Scotland', Warwick Arts Trust, London. |
'International Paper Art', Duren, Germany.
'Romance, Realism, Risk', Artspace, Aberdeen.
'Prints from Peacock Printmakers', Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
|1987||'Paperworks', Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales.|
|1988 - 90||'Inverclyde Biennale', Glasgow and touring Scotland.|
|1988||'Avant Garden', Glasgow Print Studio.|
|1989||'Artists Choice', Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.|
|1993||'Paperworks', Seagate Gallery, Dundee.|
|1995||'Art 95', London Contemporary Art Fair.|
|1996 - 97||'Scottish Print Open 5', Glasgow Print Studio, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen Print Workshops.|
|1996|| 'Networking', Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art. |
'Peacock 21', Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen.
'Day of the Dead', Glasgow Print Studio.
'Dias de los Muertos', Self help Studio, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
|1997|| 'Double Exposure', SSA, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. |
'JAR', Seagate Gallery, Dundee.
'Miniatures', Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen.
|1998||'50 Years of Scottish Art', SAC Exhibition. |
'Highland and Islands Open' Touring Scotland.
|2000 - 02|| 'Monumental Miniatures', Touring Exhibition, Scotland. |
'Hinterland', Print Folio, Touring Internationally.
|2006||'20', Joan Hughson Gallery, Glasgow.|