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Alasdair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art. From there he  involved himself in Arts Management, part-time lecturing and curation of exhibitions.

During this time he began producing large charcoal and pastel works based around sporting events, with an emphasis on equine sports. These dynamic and energetic works would prove to be unique in a field traditionally dominated by photo-realistic styles.


An initiative with Olympia International Show Jumping in 2000 was followed by prestigious residencies, often with public interaction at their core. Creating art in front of an audience would become a vital part of Alasdair's development as an artist and led to him creating Fine Art Live.

A three year association with Lloyds Banking Group saw him present live art events including Monet at the Savoy, Leonardo (Museum of Wales), and the Edinburgh Festival. Residencies at Glorious Goodwood and The Festival of Speed followed, challenging both his stamina and creativity, as he produced large paintings outdoors and under the public gaze.

In recent years creative partnerships with Aston Martin, Volvo and Lotus have raised his Motorsport profile and he is currently working with The Jim Clark Trust as their Resident Artist.

"His paintings of horse racing have an explosion of line that expresses  not just the movement of the horses but everything about the race."
- The Field

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