ARTIST OF THE WEEK: JAMES FULLARTON

Published: 5 May 2020


(above) James Fullarton Gable Ends Oil 20 x 16 £4500 2020

This week we have crossed the borders into Scotland to investigate what James Fullarton is up to during lockdown.
James been working away in the garden given the recent fine weather and the current confinement. Fortunately Springtime offers much inspiration and optimistic subject matter for him.

(above) James Fullarton in his garden in Aryshire, Scotland 2020

Today, James Fullarton is regarded as one of Scotland's leading contemporary painters, uncompromising in his standard of work and always individual in both thought and practice. He is famed for his powerful style of skilled fluid brushwork, strong colour and broad palette. Working in both oil and acrylic, Fullarton has gained acclaim for his nimble skill set, applying himself to en plein air landscape and harbour scenes, as well as still life and portraiture.

Vibrant colour, bold compositions and expressive handling of thick impasto paint are typical features of this prolific artist. Working directly from the subject matter, James draws inspiration from the ever-changing light and its effects on everyday objects, allowing him to develop his ideas quickly on canvas. With prominent large brushstrokes and a brilliant eye for colour, James is often described as a modern-day Colourist. Works can vary from small studies, rapidly executed in a spontaneous manner, to very large landscape paintings or dramatic still life compositions.

(above) James Fullarton Bluebells Oil 36 x 30 £9500 - 2020


James has enjoyed a long and successful career with many solo shows. His work is sold in a number of galleries across Scotland and England and has been acquired by public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

For more information on the artists, available paintings and future solo exhibition in November 2020 please get in touch with the gallery or visit the artists page on our website.

(Below) Hens in Yard Oil 10 x 14 inches £1950