• Born Ayr, 1946
  • 1964 – 1969 studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art
  • 1970 – Post Graduate ECA
  • Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship to Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Albania
  • Schoolteacher in Edinburgh 1972-75 and Argyll 1975-77
  • 1977 – 2008 Lecturer in Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

Taught in the School of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art for 30 years. He specialised in teaching Life Drawing, Anatomy and Painting Composition to students from First Year Studies to Post Graduate Scholarships.

With a particular interest in vernacular architecture, he renovated a croft house in the Hebrides over 15 years.

The Architectural Museum in Wrocław and Dum Umení in Ostrava (Kabinet Architektury) provided the opportunity to show artwork and give talks on ‘Architecture Without Architects’.

The talks at Vila Trmalova and Vila Tugendhat in Brno on Charles Rennie Macintosh linked Scotland to the European Modernist World.

Include the Scottish Arts Council, Museum of Modern Art, Lódz, Poland, Borsod Museum, Miskolc, Hungary, Museum of Modern Art, New York and numerous private collections.