Stan lives and works from his studio at home in Glasgow. He is a time-served draughtsman, and has had a long career in engineering. He has always painted as a hobby, and began selling his work when he joined a local art group over 20 years ago. Stan says, "I suppose I would be described as self-taught .... I would say that my paintings tend towards a more graphic style as the engineeering and artistic sides of my brain wrestle with the images on the canvas."