I am a Glasgow-born London-based artist and designer.
I have a passion to create pieces of visual quality for people to enjoy… to be totally honest, I do what I do because I love it, not because I have to do it, nor am forced to do it, but because I am passionate about doing what I do.
For over 20 years, I have worked as a graphic artist – starting in the fashion industry.
I have traveled, worked and lived in Glasgow, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and London.
My clients have ranged from Donna Karan and Calvin Klein to Vans. Along the way, I helped found Amplified clothing which was very successful in the early 2000’s and more recently my own brand Rum Knuckles. I continue to do consultancy work within the industry.
My art has been exhibited internationally, in Barcelona, New York, California, Dublin, Stockholm and London. I have done many solo shows – most recently at The Saatchi Gallery and subsequently Jealous Gallery in London. I have also been involved in groundbreaking group shows exhibiting alongside the world’s leading street artists, most notably Cans Festival and Cans 2 organised by Banksy and Pictures on Walls, where 500,000 people visited on the opening weekend. I am represented at numerous art fairs by Jealous Gallery.
My work has streamed seamlessly into the commercial world where I have collaborated successfully in projects with Bulgari, Hypebeast, LeCool magazine, Artrocker, Red Bull, NVIDIA, Edwin Jeans, Lucky 7 caps and Saatchi Gallery. For the Bulgari project, I was chosen as one of six artists total internationally to represent London, painting the UK flagship store on Sloane Street for International Mother’s Day. I particularly enjoy painting live – showing people in real time how I create my pieces.
My designs and art have been worn and collected by musicians Maveric Saber, Mikill Pane, Ben Drew (a.k.a. Plan B), Joey Bada$$, Howllett of The Prodigy, Travis Barker of Blink 182, and Grant Nicholas of FEEDER, comedian and writer Tim Minchin, and actors Tom Hardy, Eva Green, Tom Davis and Stephen Graham.
I founded the ACE Club London artist’s collective this past year, which is an exciting ongoing project.
I have exhibitions coming up in London in May and July 2020 – I will share the details when I have them.
2019: STELLA DORE GALLERY, HASTINGS
2019: UNION CLUB, LONDON SOHO
2018: JEALOUS GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2018: WE BUILT THIS CITY, LONDON SOHO
2018: PRINT CLUB LONDON, LONDON DALSTON
2017: 50 BROOK STREET, LONDON MAYFAIR
2017: JEALOUS GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2017: ART CAR BOOT FAIR, LONDON VAUXHALL
2017: JEALOUS GALLERY, LONDON CROUCH END
2016: THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON KINGS ROAD
2016: BUSTER + PUNCH, LONDON BOROUGH MARKET
2015: UPPER PLAYGROUND, PORTLAND, OREGON
2014: ONE GRAND GALLERY, PORTLAND, OREGON
2014: WE BUILT THIS CITY, LONDON SOHO
2014: BEN OAKLEY GALLERY, LONDON GREENWICH
2013: THE PARLOUR GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY
2013: THE CIRCLE GALLERY, LONDON SOHO
2012: ROKTIC GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2012: GRAFFITI PRINTS GALLERY, NEWCASTLE
2011: PURE EVIL GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2011: GRADE GALLERY, DENMARK
2011: FREE RADICALS GALLERY, MANCHESTER
2010: PRINT CLUB LONDON, LONDON DALSTON
2010: LITTLE ART BOOK GALLERY, LONDON
2010: URBAN ART AUCTION AT SOTHEBEY’S, LONDON
2010: URBAN ART AUCTION AT SELFRIDGES, LONDON
2009: ALTERNATIVITY, STELLA DORE GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2009: SEBASTIEN GIUNNES GALLERY, DUBLIN
2009: COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
2009: LIVE PAINT, BARCELONA
2008: CANS 2, LONDON WATERLOO
2008: CANS FESTIVAL WITH BANKSY, LONDON WATERLOO
2007: BODHI GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2007: BRICK LANE GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH
2006: HOXTON GALLERY, LONDON SHOREDITCH