‘Travelling extensively throughout Scotland and the Continent I’m forever fascinated by the visual imagery I encounter on reaching my destined ports of call. Each day presents a fresh source of locations, of movement, colour, rhythm and patterns. These, coupled with a free flow of imaginative translation, have provided me with material to create a fusion of life, of shimmering colours, distinctive buildings of the land, and abstract expressionistic vistas.’
Born in Glasgow, Elliot won gold and bronze medals for art on four successive occasions before attending and graduating from Glasgow School of Art.
Thereafter, having attended Jordanhill Education College, he entered the teaching profession and became, for some 16 years, the Head of Art & Design in King’s Park Secondary School, a large Glasgow comprehensive secondary school. Elliot then left teaching 1997 to devote himself totally to the pursuit and development of his own artistic career.