About Me

I’m a self-taught illustrator and designer from the Highlands of Scotland. I’ve been full-time freelance since 2017, working for both private clients and council-commissioned public artworks.

I have a passion for public artwork – pieces which benefit everyone, not just those who can afford to buy them.

Currently I’m stepping back from most private commissions to focus on redeveloping my own style, which I can bring into the public environment as large-scale murals.

My other passions involve the Highland environment and ecology. Most of my spare income goes towards buying and planting native trees and plants, to do my bit to restore the lost Caledonian forests and help negate climate breakdown.

Career Highlights
2022
  • The River Ness Hydro Scheme public art sculpture I designed is built, and the project is nominated for several awards
  • Designer and build manager for Jupiter Rising Festival

  • Designer and decor manager for the main stage at Kelburn Garden Party

  • Live art performance for a music video

  • Illustration for BBC Scotland's 'Stories in Scots'

  • Large illustration for the West Highland Way's 40th Anniversary

  • Decor commission for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

  • 2021
  • Completed large hand-drawn mural for Utopia Cafe

  • Fully illustrated children's book commission - 'Star Pyjamas' for Red Rabbit Rises Publishing

  • Graphic design work for the Highland Council's Renewable Energy & Sustainability department
  • 2020
  • Fully illustrated children's book commission - 'Orsika the Bear' for Red Rabbit Rises Publishing

  • Large map commission for a glamping site

  • Mural for upstairs in the Tooth & Claw bar in Inverness
  • 2019
  • My contribution to Scotland's 'Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail' is chosen as Inverness's highlight. I did a public live painting session and featured in newspapers.

  • Designer and build manager for the Monument Stage at Kelburn Garden Party

  • Painted a commission for Dundee's 'Open/Close' city-wide mural project in association with Dundee City Council
  • 2018
  • Commissioned by the Highland Council to design the new River Ness Hydro Scheme public artwork. 100+ hours of development work, resulting in final concept art which the architect and engineers made into reality.

  • Designer and build manager for the Monument Stage at Kelburn Garden Party

  • Logo design for Utopia Cafe in Inverness

  • Large mural collaboration for the Tooth & Claw bar in Inverness
  • 2017
  • 3 illustrations for the Highland Council's Augmented Reality Trail 'HighlandAR' in Inverness. I was interviewed by BBC ALBA at the opening event.

  • 2 label designs for An Teallach Ale Co.

  • Artwork for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

  • Became full-time self employed
  • Pre-2017
  • Founded and organised the popular 'Inverness Drink & Draw' events (hosted twice a month between 2016-2020). It became a well-known mainstay of the Inverness art and nightlife scene, and featured in newspapers throughout its 4 year run.
  • Illustrated the book 'Another Morning of Quiet Pleasures' for Soaring Penguin Press. Attended the book signing in London.

  • Art internship at Tag Games in Dundee

  • Exhibited artwork at 'Visualyze Dundee'

  • Regular illustration work for Highland-based multimedia company 'Arts in Motion'

  • Illustrated a total of 5 book covers
  • Our local MP asked for a photo in front of the hydro scheme sculptural building I designed