Painter and constructions artist whose work was notable for its enigmatic quality. He gained his diploma at Glasgow School of Art, 1962–6, followed by postgraduate studies, 1966–7, and a travelling scholarship to the continent, 1967–8. Among his awards was the Colquhoun Memorial Painting Competition 1st Prize, 1978; 1st Prize at Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Institute, 1988/91; and in 1991 The Cargill Award at Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, of which he was elected a member, 1992, becoming a council member, 1995. He won the Institute’s Scottish Amicable Prize, 1999. In 1988 he became a professional member of SSA, joining its council in 1993. Exhibited at Compass Gallery from 1969; Quadrangle Gallery, Dallas, 1982; Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, 1989; and Roger Billcliffe at Art95, Islington, 1995.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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