I was born and brought up in Dundee. I completed an MA in psychology at St Andrews University, and followed this with several years travelling and working abroad. I spent a year in India and two and a half years in Egypt teaching English. At 28, I went to Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a degree in sculpture. I returned to India for 3 months on a travel scholarship studying temple art. Since completing a post graduate year I have continued to sculpt and also worked for a while as a part time tutor at ECA.
I prefer to work hand carving in stone or wood on a large scale. A recent development has been to make mosaics. My work has been shown in various group and solo shows. I make and sell work privately through a variety of gallery outlets. I also enjoy working on community and school projects.
In 2008 I have been a student on a pilot professional development course funded by SAC and tutored by Stephanie Knight for Children in Scotland. This course for a wide range of public art practitioners has been fitted amongst various practical community arts projects and has helped develop my expertise in this area. Over recent years I have worked on a number of community art projects with East Lothian Council (ELC) and South Lanarkshire Council . Past public commissions have included work for Scottish Natural Heritage, Dundee Botanic Gardens and Edinburgh Green Belt Trust. I have also completed a large bronze piece for Hamilton and made sculptural seating for Sustrans Pennine cycleway in Northumberland. I have made a lot of work in Newcastle on a wide variety of public art projects associated with the city parks. In 2006 I was commissioned to take a series of photographs of the Borders countryside where I live. These were included in Tweed Rivers.
I am married with an seventeen year old daughter, and when not working I enjoy swimming, walking the hills and visiting hot countries.