Kenneth Dingwall was born in Devonside, Clackmannanshire in 1938. He attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1955-60, and Athens School of Fine Art from 1961-2. His large-scale abstract works are inspired by nature, their patterns resembling the shift of sunlight or the solidity of landscapes. A psychological exploration of surfaces, membranes and what is hidden beneath the surface, his works are painted in a limted range of colours: blue, red, black, and most often grey. Since the 1970s he has worked as a visiting artist and professor in many institutions including the University of Wisconsin, Minneapolis Collage of Art, Yale University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Dingwall lives in Cleveland, Ohio.