Biography

I love the world of fishing, shipping and navigation and produce work with strong nautical themes. I use fine detail specifications and measurements from ships, boats and harbours using them as a platform upon which to build an image. The presence of gridding and engineering shorthand in my work echoes the blueprints used in the design and production of ships, lighthouses and boats.

Using grid-work I build up an image constructed from simplified, balanced geometric shapes and sparse composition. I work with oil pastel which I hope complements the use of fine details, and gives the work its texture and softness.

Exhibitions

2017

2016

  • Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh

  • SEAWORKS with Andy Heald, West Barns Dunbar

  • Royal Glasgow Intitute, Glasgow

2015

  • Commission work

  • Moved into new studio in East Lothian

2014

  • RSA Open Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh

  • West: the west coast and beyond, Gallery Ten

  • Coast Arts Festival, Banff & Macduff, Banffshire

2013

  • Visual Artists Award: South of Scotland 2013

  • Sam Bain & Georgina Bown, Hangar Framing, North Berwick

  • Casting the Net Project, The Mission, Eyemouth

  • Solo Pop-up Exhibition, Boarhills, St Andrews, Fife

2012

  • VAS Annual Exhibition, RSA Upper Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh

  • Solo exhibition at The Goldenacre Bookshop, Edinburgh

  • North Berwick Art Fair, East Lothian

  • Sam Bain Open Studio, Heriot, Scottish Borders

  • Solo Pop-up Exhibition, Boarhills, St Andrews, Fife

2011

  • RSA Open – Submission Annual Exhibition,

  • RGI 150th Annual Exhibition, the Mitchell, Glasgow

  • AAS Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery,

  • North Berwick Art Fair, East Lothian

2010

  • Local Artists, the Gallery at Brunton Theatre, 

  • Edinburgh Art Fair, the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

  • Coast Arts Festival, Banff & Macduff, Banffshire

2009

  • RSA 183rd Annual Exhibition,

  • Peter Potter Annual Exhibition Haddington, East Lothian

  • Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

2008

  • RSA 182nd Annual Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh

  • Peter Potter Annual Exhibition, Haddington, East Lothian

  • Hangar Framing, Winter Exhibition, North Berwick, East Lothian

1991

  • Graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

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