Duncan MacLeod was born in Glasgow in 1955 and studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1970-74. He then went on to study at Jordanhill College of Education from 1974-75 where he obtained his Teaching Degree.
Duncan was elected to membership of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW) in 1980 and in 1981 received the Torrance Memorial Award (RGI). He was elected to the Scottish Arts Council Lecturers Panel in 1992.
Duncan uses a variety of media and incorporates his own hand made paper into his distinctive paintings. Tearing paper and building layers to create form and texture, he captures the beauty and mystery of the West Coast of Scotland in his own unique way. You can almost feel the rain approaching in some of his paintings.
Duncan has shown his work extensively in Scotland including the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Academy and RSW. His paintings are also held in private and public collections throughout the World.