James Fullarton, Solo Exhibition, Thompson's Marylebone, 7th - 27th November 2011
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Born in Glasgow, James Fullarton studied at the Glasgow School of Art under David Donaldson. Gained a Diploma in Painting and Drawing in 1969, since that time he has been painting full time as a professional artist, living and working in Ayrshire. He is a regular lecturer for the Scottish Arts Council. Fullarton is a regular exhibitor at The Royal Scottish Academy and The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. His work is in the collections of Flemings, Arnold Clark, TSB, Guinness and United Distillers.
James Fullarton is essentially a modern day Colourist, he enjoys painting in the west of Scotland, using a broad palette with colour always the dominant feature. His subject matter includes landscape, portraiture and still life executed in both oil and acrylic. He is best-known for his wonderful still lifes of poppies, marguerites etc vigorously rendered with broad, powerful strokes on large canvases. They speak as much of the process of painting itself and of the feelings this brings out in the painter, as it does of the source of inspiration and colour before him.
He also paints the landscape around him in a manner that hovers on abstraction at time, and captures the exposed openness of the broad fields he sees.
Prizes and Awards
1976 David Cargill Award
1986 Britoil Award
Lillie Art Gallery
John D Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow
Macaulay Gallery, Stenton
The City Gallery, London
Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone, London
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Greenock Art Gallery , Scottish Television, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, The Bank of Scotland, Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd, Adam & Company, Arnold Clark Organisation, Northern Corporate Bank, TSB, Herriot-Watt University, Guiness Plc, United Distillers.