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

Gallery Ten, Edinburgh

St Mary's fundraising event, Haddington

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

Fraserburgh SOLD 

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, The Mound, Edinburgh

RGI 150th Annual Exhibition, the Mitchell, Glasgow

AAS Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

North Berwick Art Fair, East Lothian

2010

Local Artists, the Gallery at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Edinburgh Art Fair, the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Coast Arts Festival, Banff & Macduff, Banffshire

2009

RSA 183rd Annual Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh

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