Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Edinburgh Art Fair 15th-17th November

Tomorrow night is the preview night of the 2013 Edinburgh Art Fair at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.
You can see and purchase the 2 paintings bellow at the Laurel Gallery Stand. Exhibition runs til Saturday 17th.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Winter Schedule, Edinburgh Art Fair and Christmas

I'm about to disappear for a week, but before I do here is a quick update about my busy Winter Schedule. You can catch 2 of my Edinburgh pieces at The Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh from 15th-17th of November, at the Laurel Gallery Stand.
Then over the Christmas period you can see some new work at the Laurel Gallery at St Stephens Street, Edinburgh over the month of December.
Also you can see 2 of my "Angel" themed paintings at The Leith Gallery, The Shore, Edinburgh as part of their Christmas Show.

On top of that I have also submitted work to the RGI and RSA Annual Exhibitions. Fingers crossed there. If after that i get the chance to travel north i will also try my hand at entering the Christmas show at The Meffan, Forfar High Street, Forfar.

Also please take time out to "Like" my facebook page

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Edinburgh Art Fair 2013, and beyond.

This year I will be exhibiting at this years Edinburgh Art Fair at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange with the Laurel Gallery. . The Show runs from 15th-17th of November and includes 2 of Edinburgh Figurative pieces.
During the Festive period I will also have a display of small Edinburgh landscape paintings on show at The Laurel Gallery (58 St Stephens Street, Edinburgh). Date to be announced. 
I am also working on 2 commissions in the run up to Christmas, There's still time to put in for more requests for the festive period, but time is running out. Contact me at for more details.

Monday, 22 July 2013

The Nude versus the Naked.

Above are 2 paintings I created for my Degree Show 10 years ago. The purpose was to show the fine line between trashy, pornographic images and fine art images of the nude throughout western history. 
The results were to be deliberately inconclusive.
I believe any Artist or art lover worth their salt should reading the following texts, Kenneth Clark's "The Nude" and John Berger's "Ways of Seeing". (Also Lynda Nead's The Female Nude and Wendy Steiner's "The Trouble with Beauty are worth a punt.) Each text is from a different era and a different perspective of the Nude in Art, some of which are contradictive but no less valid.
So it would appear the Scholars are inconclusive.
Add to the pot that the cultural landscape has changed so much even in the 10 years since i graduated let alone during the 50's when Clark penned his theories, muddies the water even further.
When I graduated my work was meant to point a finger at the "Lads Mags" for creating the "Centrefold complex" where men are only cable of chasing unobtainable photoshopped ideas of what women should look like. 
Today's generation have a similar dilema. The Fetishized world of the internet.
Today, on the day the world watched the Princess's vagina, David Cameron's goverment addressed the issue. David Cameron saw a world where people where unable to make distinctions between sex and violence and worse a world where we are unable to teach our children the difference between sex and violence. In "1984" The Ministry of Love produced Pornography to placate the proletariat, In liberal mulitcultural, multisexual 2013, Cameron took it away.
In an incredible string of vaguarities Cameron makes no distinction of what pornography is, endangering anything that could be vaguely seductive. Its clear that Cameron is targeting the deep dark recesses of the internet that produce images that some of us will never see, But his proposition will only push sexuality into the dark recesses, new generation of Objectivist could breed further under his regime, Hans Belmer's Puppets come to mind. A artist unable to form any relationship with a woman or indeed person which resulted in the creation of fetishized disembodied puppets.

Cameron is not impressed with our Childrens Sexual development......Ofcourse he didnt follow up this  announcement with any details of reforming Sex Ed' in schools......Missed a trick there David.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Summer Updates

Hello there. Haven't updated for a while. Not much to report really. You can see some of my Figure Paintings at "The Wild Restaurant" Edinburgh on Newington Road.
I've finally finished the 3 foot monster of a painting you can see above and I'm currently working on some familiar pieces for exhibitions in November and Christmas time.
And ofcourse im always available for commisions, portrait paintings and feel free to inquire about the sale of any work privately at


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Weddings, Aberdeen and May happenings

Its the final week run up to my wedding, so time and energy to painting has been falling short, but bellow is a image of whats on the workshop "Easel" (Floor, my spare room isn't big enough.) Its quite a large painting, at least bigger than usual at about 80x50cm.
You can also still see my painting "The Calling" at Aberdeen Art Gallery as part of The Aberdeen Artists Societies Annual Show up until the end of the month.
REMEMBER: Paintings make lovely Wedding gifts to those who don't paint and my work has been gifted to many people on their wedding day in the past, an excellent gift, heirloom and investment for the future.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition 11th-29th May

So I got one of the 2 paintings i submitted to AAS accepted. You can see "The Calling" (Furthest from camera.) from Saturday the 11th til 29th of May. Framing done by Macdonald Framing, Candlemaker Row,  Edinburgh

Friday, 12 April 2013

Aberdeen Bound

At MacDonald Framing just now, but hopefully later this month it should be making its way to Aberdeen Artists Society's Annual Exhibition.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013


Im have a spring clean, I have uploaded a selection of older works at clearance prices. Some are framed others not.

As always any interested parties can contact me at
or on facebook here...

I also have an events page here....
Magdalen Green 1 (2006 35x46cm) Gallery Price: £600 CLEARANCE: £300

Magdalen Green 2 (2006 35x46cm) Gallery Price: £600 CLEARANCE: £300

Untitled (2005 59x50cm) Gallery Price: £800 CLEARANCE: £350

Untitled (2007 70x50cm) Gallery Price: £1200 CLEARANCE: £500

Deadweight (2006 67x84cm) Gallery Price: £2000 CLEARANCE: £1000

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

February Musings

Finally Finished the painting bellow. (all be it a few details.) Tomorrow I try my luck and enter work to both The Scottish Society of Artist and The Visual Arts Scotland's Annual Shows. Both of which are running at the same time at The Royal Scottish Academy.
As always its a bit of a gamble and not being a member of any of them limits my chances, But I've been lucky before.


Friday, 11 January 2013

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Valentines Day

Valentines Day will be soon upon us and I wanted to remind you that there is no better way of immortalising your love for each other than with a painting.
As always I am available for commissions but time is rapidly running out to have them completed in time....

If not there are always these lovely examples that I have done (and are still available.) in the past on the subject.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Sneak Peak 2013

Happy New year to all my followers.