Born 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 Florence.
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 I choose.”