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Painter, educated and based in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he attended Gray’s School of Art, 1992–6, as an outstanding student. In his final year he gained the RSA’s Macallan Award and the John Kinross Travel Scholarship, with plans to pursue postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art. Further awards included The Guthrie Award, RSA, 1998; The Shell Expro Award, Aberdeen Artists’ Society, 2000 and 2003; The Shell Premier Award, with that Society, and Alastair Salvesen Travelling Scholarship, at RSA, both 2001; and an Aberdeen Visual Arts Awards Scheme Grant and The James McBey Travel Award, both 2004. Aberdeen Art Gallery acquired McGlashan’s Scene from an Imaginary Play, 1996, a dreamy, surreal picture recalling the work of Alexander Fraser and Joe Fan, tutors at Gray’s.

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

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