Born on 17th of November 1951
Born 17th November Methil, Fife
– Scottish painter.
An apprentice mining engineer, took up painting as a hobby in this early twenties. Achieved success when displayed two of his canvasses for the Royal Scottish Academy annual show in 1988. Had further successful exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, New York and Hong Kong. Well known for The Singing Butler, the original canvas selling for almost 750,000 in 2004. Was awarded an OBE in 2003. Painted a portrait of Zara Phillips which was auctioned to raise money for Sport Relief.
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From Derek Mcculloch on 11th November 2012
We would like a celebrity Fifer to open our new Cupar Indoor market on Sat 8th December. This is a community initiative enterprise designed to encourage a resurgence of civic belief in their community which has been lacking in previous years. Fife has had it's fair share of negative publicity over the past years. Some of us, the community, want to re - dress this, so.... give the citizens a boost, for once, and support the mission state ment of the Cupar Indoor Market.
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