Edinburgh 1953. Studied at Duncan of
Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1970-1974. Awarded postgraduate year
1975, and achieved a highly commended
post diploma – the highest award
possible at that time. Also awarded
Farquhar Reid Travelling Scholarship
1975, which was spent in Paris and
Selected to study at
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath during
the summer of 1973, under the renowned
pop artist Peter Blake.
Set up a design studio
after college, whilst continuing to
make time to paint and exhibit. In
1997, Jack decided to paint full time
and now works from his studios at home
in Fife, Scotland and on the Cote d’Azur
in the south of France.
Jack chooses to
paint several distinct types of work.
He says “I get bored easily,
so the idea of painting only one type
of subject, in one particular style,
doesn’t keep me interested creatively.
I need to be more flexible, and move
from one discipline to the next whenever