1959        Born in Glasgow

1976-80  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. DA (Painting)

1980-81  Royal Academy of Fine Art, The Hague, Holland

1981-82  University of California at Los Angeles, Visiting Artist

2000        0.5 FTE Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, DJCAD, University of Dundee

2013        Programme Director for Art & Philosophy; DJCAD, University of Dundee

2021        Elected to the Royal Scottish Academy



2021        Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth

2021        The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2018        The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2016        Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2014        The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2011        Raab Gallery, Berlin

2011        Union Gallery, Edinburgh

2010        Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2006        Osborne Samuel, London

2005        The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2003        BCA Gallery, London

2000        Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

2000        BCA Gallery, London

1999        Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1998        Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo

1997        BCA Gallery, London

1995        Raab Boukamel Gallery, London

1994       Galleri Christian Dam, Copenhagen

1994        Raab Boukamel Gallery, London

1993        Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1992        Raab Gallery, London

1989        Raab Gallery, London

1988        The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1987        The Glasgow Arts Centre

1985        The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1984        Main Fine Art, Glasgow



2021         “North, South, East, West” Beaux Arts, Bath

2021         “Summer Exhibition” C.C.A. Perth

2020         “Great Scots” The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

2019         “Confluence: Tradition in Contemporary Art” Monclair State University, New Jersey

2019        “Fully Awake” Edinburgh College of Art for Edinburgh Art Festival

2019        “Back to the Drawing Board” Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2017-18  “Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art from 1540 to Now” Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017        “Through the Woods” Jagged Art, London

2017        “The Vigorous Imagination Revisited” Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2017        “The Vigorous Imagination: Then and Now” Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

2017        “Critic’s Choice” Bohun Gallery, Henley upon Thames, London

2016        “Flora Depicta” The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2016        “Reunion” Union Gallery, Edinburgh

2015        “September Song” Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2014        Royal Scottish Academy 188th Exhibition, Edinburgh

2013        “Tender and Savage” Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

2011        “DIY: Photographers & Books” Cleveland Art Museum, Ohio

2011        “Surrealism versus the Sublime” Raab Gallery, Berlin

2011        “7 European Artists in Yemen” Royal Geographical Society, London

2011        “7 European Artists in Yemen” Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

2010        “Public Image” Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee

2010        “8 European Artists in Yemen” Bab-al Yemen Gallery, Sana’a, Yemen

2009        Royal Scottish Academy 184th Exhibition RSA Morton Award prize winner

2009        “Inspired” Homecoming Scotland exhibition; Mitchell Library, Glasgow

2008        Royal Scottish Academy 182nd Exhibition

2008        “Scottish Landscape” The Park Gallery, Falkirk

2007       Royal Scottish Academy 181st Exhibition

2005        “The Call of the Sea” Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2003        “40th Anniversary Exhibition” Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh

2002        “Adapt” Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

2001        “New European Artists” exhibition and book launch, Sotheby’s, Amsterdam

1999        “Mountain” Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum

1998        “Art and Nature” The Botanic Gardens, Cagliari, Sardinia

1998        “Scotland The Brave”, Forbes Galleries, New York

1997        “International Kunst” Galleri Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996        “Endangered Spaces”, Christies, London

1996        “Liebe und Poesie”, Galerie Tobias Hirschmann, Frankfurt, Germany

1996        “Die Kraft Der Bilder” Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

1995        Royal Scottish Academy 169th exhibition: 1st Prize RSA Guthrie Award

1994        “Visions of Albion III” Collyer-Bristow, London

1994        “The Glory of the Garden” Art Space, London

1993        “Visions of Albion II” Collyer-Bristow, London

1992        150th anniversary exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1992        “Visions of Albion- Aspects of British Landscape” Collyer-Bristow, London

1991        “20th Century Scottish Painting” Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

1991        “New Scottish Painting” Galerie Bureaux et Magazins, Ostend, Belgium

1990        Philip Braham, Martin Kane, Barbara Rae – Midlands Contemporary Art

1989        “Il Giocco Dell’Oca” Cagliari, Sardinia

1989        “CITAC” Sala Parpallo/Deputation Ce Valencia, Spain

1987        “20th Century Scottish Masters” The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1987        “The Vigorous Imagination” Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

1986        “Scottish Art Today” Edinburgh International Festival

1986        “The Human Touch” Fischer Fine Art, London

1895        “Portraits on Paper” Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition

1985        “Networking” O’Kane Gallery, Houston, Texas

1985        The Smith Biennial, Stirling



2009        Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award for lens-based work

2003        Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Research Bursary

1994       Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy

1989        Scottish Arts Council Award

1985        Educational Institute of Scotland Award

1981        Greenshields Award

1980        British Council Scholarship



Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum

McManus Art Gallery, Dundee

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sunderland Art Gallery

BBC London

Contemporary Art Society, London

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

Educational Institute of Scotland

Life Association of Scotland

The Fleming Collection, London

Standard Life, Edinburgh

The City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

The Richard Demarco Archive, Edinburgh

University of Dundee Collections

Stirling University Collections

Chichester University Collections

Gallant House Gallery, Chichester