Ghost Dogs

The Ghost Dogs of Edinburgh Castle have to come up with a plan to prevent the billionaire with orange hair from turning their dog cemetery into a minature golf course.

Medical Inspirations

21st Oct to 7th Nov, (week days 10am to 4pm) 2019

Chaplaincy Centre, 1 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9AL

The exhibition will feature my paintings from Doctresses (a fictional period crime story inspired by the Edinburgh Seven and Dr James Miranda Barry), cartoons by Helena Sutherland of a stay in Raigmore Hospital in the late 60's and (online) interviews with current female medical students studying at Edinburgh University.


"We Can Do This" painting in group show "Women" at Waterstones in Livingston curated by Cathy Bell.On until end of Oct, 2018

Art At Waterstone's

Set up my Reef sculpture (created from plastic gathered from beaches around the world) 21.7.18 as part of the Art at Waterstone's exhibition in Livingston organised by Cathy Bell. The theme is The Sea. Very appropriate as same day as my wee brother Duncan set off on his one man row from New York to Lochinver. You can track him here

Ceilidh Place Raffle

Here's Jock Urquhart handing over the painting to winner of raffle Catriona McDonald . Thanks to Mairearad Green for organising exhibition and Effie MacKenzie for organising the raffle. We raised £209 for WaterAid

Suilven Towers High

Suilven is an amazing mountain. Some call it the sugar loaf mountain because of its shape, very much like the similar mountain in Rio de Janerio in Brazil. It’s made from sandstone and topped with quartz and at one time was in demand for creating mill stones. I used to get told off in art class at school for painting it too much. Suilven also featured in my first ever video installation Tilleadh (1990) and in my debut thriller film Graders (2012).

The word Suilven is a mix of Norse and Gaelic , translating as Pillar Mountain, or Grey Pillar. I’ve also heard it translated as Eye Tower. Some paintings depict the Deadgirls; characters inspired by stories from my childhood and from my love of supernatural/horror films.

Quite a few paintings depict people rowing, which had been on my mind lately as my brother Duncan will attempt to row from New York to Lochinver this May. For several years Duncan and I worked together as fishermen. At sea you look for landmarks such as Suilven to help guide you.

Seordag the TV Hen who features in some paintings was inspired by my Great Aunt Seordag Murray who worked in radar during WW2 and taught us children Gaelic for the Mod. The title is not a school but comes from a line in the song “Lochinver” by the late Rodney Mackenzie.

Suilven Towers High is at The Ceilidh Place, 14 West Gyle St, Ullapool, from 11th Mar to 26th April, 2018.

Art at Waterstones

Group show at Waterstones in Almondvale Centre, Livingston, until end of May 2018. I'm showing my paintings The Bay of Echoes and Storm Raft, both from my children's book Storm Hags.Exhibition organised by Cathy Bell

This Is Earth

This Is Earth, group exhibition 8th Oct -18th Nov 2017

Seordag & The Deadgirls

Seordag & The Deadgirls, Cameo Cinema Bar, Apr 24th to 2nd Jun,2017

BBC article on the inspiration of this exhibition.

Baobhan Sith

The world premiere screening of Baobhan Sith was on 29th Jan 2017 at the Horror-On-Sea Film Festival.

Baobhan Sith is now available to stream on Amazon and Vimeo On Demand



Graders now available on Amazon through Filmhub 3.2.17

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