Born in 1978, studied drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art between 1996 and 2000.
Awarded Young Artist of the Year, at the The Hunting Art Prizes at the Royal College of Art in London 2001. Since then won numerous awards including: The City of Glasgow Prize, The David Cargill Senior Award, The David Cargill Award, The Armour Award, and The James Torrance Memorial Award at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. In 2005 won second prize at the B.P Portrait award. Was also awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award by The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Canada, was shortlisted for The Insight Investment Newcomers Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, and won both the James BS Curr Memorial Prize and the AB Prize at the Paisley Art Institute. In 2011 was granted a second award by The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and in 2012 was given The Bet Low Trust Award. In 2013 won The Maclaurin Open Fine Art Exhibition.
Exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom in venues such as The Fleming Collection, London; The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; The Royal Academy, London; Paisley Art gallery; The National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; The National Portrait Gallery, London; Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden; The Royal College of Art, London and Mall Galleries, London. Included in a major touring exhibition of self portraits entitled "Divided Selves - The Scottish Self-portrait from the 17th century to the present". Has held eight solo exhibitions.
Work in many collections, including; Art Review Magazine; University of Dundee Museum Collections; Glasgow Museums; The Lillie Art Gallery; Tayside NHS and Walter Scott Global Investment, Edinburgh.