1945 Born Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
1961-65 Kingston School of Art
1965-68 Royal College of Art, London
1968 David Murray Landscape Scholarship
1968-98 Lecturer in Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
1969, 75 Scottish Arts Council Bursaries
1973 Anne Redpath Award
1981 Glasgow Herald Painting Competition Prize winner
Scottish Arts Council Printmaking Bursary
1982 Elected member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
1987 Elected Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy
Winner of the Daler/Rowney Prize for Watercolour, Royal Academy, London
1991 Elected Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society
Major Award winner (Chris Beetles Prize), Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition, London
1992 Sir William Gillies Bequest, Royal Scottish Academy, for travel and study in Italy.
1997 Commissioned by Danish National Portrait Gallery to paint the Danish Resistance leader, Ole Lippmann for the 20th Century Collection of portraits at Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen
Invited by Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries to take part in the Tiger,Tiger project at Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
2000 Invited artist for shortlist of Jesus 2000 commission, Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery
2002 Benton Humfries Award, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
2004-7 Senior Visiting Scholar, St Catherine‘s College, Cambridge University.
2004 Sir William Gillies Award, Royal Scottish Academy, for travel and research
Awarded OBE for Services to Art
The Artist lives and works in the Scottish Borders and Venice
2008 Commission of tapestry, Two Views, Dovecot tapestry company, Edinburgh
2009 Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC) University of Aberdeen.
2010 Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh