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EDUCATION:
M.F.A. 2D / Painting    2001-2004    Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, IL, USA
B.A. (Hons) Painting    1996-2000    Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
HND Graphic Design    1994-1996    Aberdeen College, Aberdeen

PROFESSIONAL / TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2005 - 2018  June 2005 - present, Self-Employed Professional Artist
2014  Artist selected for the 'In a Jiffy Correspondence Project' by Forfar Academy Students, project organised by the Society of Scottish Artists
2012  Sabbatical to Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from November - December 2012
2010  Elected professional member of The Society of Scottish Artists
2004 - 2005  Artist for New Elgin Primary School Arts Project
Summer 2003 / 2004  Judge of drawings and short stories by psychology students at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
2001 - 2004  Teacher of various drawing classes (as Instructor of Record) and art history discussion groups (as Graduate Assistant), employed by the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
Member of GAPP: Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers at SIUC
2003 - 2004  Treasurer for GAPP: Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers at SIUC
Summer 2003  Graduate Assistant, developed and wrote an Orientation Guidebook for Graduate Teaching Assistants

WORKSHOPS:
2018  The Importance of Line Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
2017  Creating Tonal Paintings Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
2015  Composition Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
      •  Colour Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
2013  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
2012  Composition, Tone & Colour, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
2010  Picture This Graphic Communication Workshop, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
      •  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
2009  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
      •  Picture This Graphic Communication Workshops, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
      •  Art Workshops at Anderson's Primary School, Forres, provided on behalf of Sightsavers International Junior Painter of the Year Awards Annual Competition
2008  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Hopeman
      •  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Keith
2007  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Hopeman

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:
2008  'Farming' Hungry for Success Installation, Logie Primary School, Dunphail, Forres
2006  Buckie's Fishing Heritage Tiled Artwork Commission, Cluny Square, Buckie
2005  River Spey Mural, Craigellachie Primary School, Craigellachie
      •  'The Sea' Hungry for Success Installation, Hopeman Primary School, Hopeman
      •  'The Four Seasons' Hungry for Success Installation, Milne's Primary School, Fochabers

AWARDS AND PRIZES:
2011  Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award 
2010  Two-week artist residency awarded by The Creative Retreat, Gardenstown
2009  HI-Arts Visual Artists' Award, Creative and Professional Development Grant
2008  The Hope Scott Trust Grant, Creative and Professional Development Grant
2007  Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award
       •  HI-Arts Visual Artists' Award, Creative and Professional Development Grant
2001-2004  Full Tuition Waiver, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
2000  Pillans and Wilson Award, major painting prize in the Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

PUBLICATIONS
2012  Pushing Out the Boat Issue 11, artwork selected for the North-East Scotland's Magazine of New Writing

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Monaghan County Council, Ireland
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
Pillans and Wilson
Private collections in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and USA

EXHIBITIONS:
Exhibition history from 1999 to present includes over 100 local, national, and international exhibitions, including 6 solo and 2 two-person exhibitions.  This also includes 32 invitational exhibitions and 22 juried exhibitions.

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