First and foremost I am influenced by my immediate environment.

I work instinctively making connections with what is happening in my life through the exploration of a diversity of materials and techniques while remaining open to possibilities.
I want to surprise myself.
Relationships and the emotional ties that both bind and support us in life and the individual need to make a mark, to say 'I was here' interest me.


My family, living by the sea and my former work as an illustrator continues to inform my work.


I have also worked collaboratively with Elaine Allison for many years, to view our work follow the link under Alison and Bray.


Short cv


MFA. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.

B.A.Hons. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.


Fife visual arts award 2017

RSW Watermark award 2015

Fife visual arts award 2011

Fife visual arts award 2010

Scottish Arts Council funding award for CATS

(Creative and technical course for artists) DCA Print Studios Dundee 2001

John Kinross Travel Scholarship for three months

in Florence Italy 1999

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship 1997


Work in public collections


RSA Royal Scottish Academy

DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts

Museum collections St Andrews University




Ken and Nicola
Ken and Nicola

Oil paint on canvas boards