Studied at Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts 1959 -1963 and Leicester College of Art, 1963 - 1964.
Worked as a designer (architecture and museum design) in Milan and London before becoming a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1969.
Collaborated in the setting-up of Scotland’s second only open-access printmaking studio at Kirk Tower House, near Montrose,1972.
Moved to Edinburgh College of Art in 1984 to head own department, specialising in the adaptive re-use of old buildings plus design for museums and the stage.
Served on several national/government committees concerned with tertiary art and design education and wrote two related books.
External examiner at four UK universities.
Outwith academia, ran own design consultancy (architecture, graphics & theatre) while continuing painting & printmaking whenever possible!
Work in collections worldwide, including Arts Council of Great Britain, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art and HunterianGallery (University of Glasgow). Highland solo shows at the Lime Tree Gallery, Fort William (2007), Inchmore Gallery (2009) and Tore Art Gallery (2011).
Moved to Lochcarron in 1999 and now concentrates on painting and printmaking.
Influences: numerous and varied.
Many of the drawings, paintings and original prints shown on this site are available for purchase (unframed). Prices will generally be discovered by clicking on an image and then allowing the cursor to hover over it. Prospective purchasers should email me (see the "1st, the news & blog" gallery) to check availability, confirm prices and discuss means of payment and transportation.