Jamie Primrose



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Jamie was born in 1972 and brought up in Edinburgh. After attending The Edinburgh Academy, Jamie attained a BA in Fine Art at Newcastle University (1990-1994).

After nearly a decade without lifting a paintbrush whilst he travelled extensively, latterly settling and working in London, Jamie’s passion for painting was re-awakened on a creative trip to Central and South America.

He returned home to Edinburgh in 2003 to become a professional artist and since then has gone from strength to strength, gaining wide acclaim from his many solo shows both in Edinburgh and London. A number of these have been sell-out exhibitions giving him a truly international following. His works can now be seen in a number of selected and highly prestigious galleries throughout the UK and in exclusive private and corporate collections across Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and in Hong Kong.

He was chosen as one of Scotland on Sunday’s ‘rising stars’ in 2006, and the following year was shortlisted for the Jolomo Award for his characteristic Scottish landscape paintings. He also launched and self-published his own limited edition prints collection that year.

Perhaps best known for his sought-after atmospheric cityscapes and skylines of the Scottish Capital (although he also paints London and Venetian waterways), Jamie continually finds inspiration from Scotland’s clear light and often explores its effect on the seascapes and beaches along the East and West coasts of Scotland, particularly at dawn or dusk when he finds the transient nature of light a fascinating aspect – a feature that he successfully captures in his paintings.

This is Jamie Primrose’s first exhibition with us and his selected works include a number of superbly crafted East Lothian scenes that evoke a wonderful tranquillity and ethereal quality, bringing emphasis to the unique luminosity and atmosphere often taken for granted by those of us fortunate to live in this part of the world.