I was born in Fife in 1952, and trained in Graphic design at Napier College in Edinburgh before joining DC Thomson in Dundee as a magazine designer.
In 1995 I left to pursue a freelance career as an artist and cartoonist, creating 'The Sporran Legion' for the Scottish Sun where I now supply a daily topical cartoon.
The very nature of the topical cartoon means it's a tea time to supper time shift so from breakfast onwards it's up to the elbows in paint.
I like to add humour and a touch of quirkiness into my paintings and my love of folk music sessions often shows up in my harbour and coastal paintings.
Working in acrylics over a black background allows the cartoon line to show through in most of my work.
Living so close to the roar of the sea, especially in winter, also gives me the inspiration to escape from the quirky for a while and recreate that roar on canvas.