James Fullarton

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James Fullarton was born and bred in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1965 – 69 under David Donaldson, Sandy Goudie and Duncan Shanks.

Upon graduating he became a professional artist immediately and set up his studio in Ayrshire, from where he has lived and worked ever since. He briefly lectured for the Scottish Arts Council and has exhibited widely throughout the UK, including many prestigious galleries in London.

Over the years James has become one of Scotland's best loved professional painters, having had numerous solo exhibitions in public and private galleries across the country and having been awarded many prizes including the David Cargill Award and the Britoil Award.

James works in both oils and acrylic and his powerful style and broad brush work successfully combines the influence of the Scottish Colourists that has come to dominate so much of Twentieth Century Scottish painting, with a dynamic individuality and expression.

He works directly from the subject matter that allows him to develop his ideas as he works on the canvas. Drawing inspiration from the ever-changing light and its effects on everyday objects, Fullarton paints still-life and portraits as well as his much-renowned harbour and landscape pieces.

The many collections in which his work is represented include: Mclaurin Galleries (Ayr), The Lillie Art Gallery (Milngavie), The Greenock Art Gallery, Scottish Television, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow), The Bank of Scotland, Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd, Adam & Company, The Arnold Clark Organisation, Northern Corporate Bank, The TSB Collection, Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, Herriot-Watt University, Guinness Plc, Proctor and Gamble, United Distillers, Scottish Power Plc and many private collections.