Primrose, Jamie Curriculum Vitae
Jamie Primrose - Contemporary Scottish Artist
Jamie Primrose has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards 2007. In their inaugural year, these awards have been set up to recognise outstanding artworks of the Scottish landscape by emerging artists.
"Primrose's work is seen as highly collectable" - Scotland on Sunday
"Jamie is one of Scotland's rising stars in the art world" - Edinburgh Evening News
"Jamie Primrose followed his instincts to become a prolific bestseller" - The Herald
Jamie Primrose was born in 1972 and brought up in Edinburgh. After attending The Edinburgh Academy, he graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art from Newcastle University in 1994. After a decade of study, world travel and working in London, Jamie Primrose has now successfully established himself as one of the most exciting artistic talents in the UK since returning home to Edinburgh in 2003 to become a professional artist.
Jamie Primrose is a contemporary Scottish landscape, seascape and cityscape artist working in the colourist tradition with a unique fresh and contemporary style. In his work Jamie Primrose expresses and encapsulates the changing atmosphere, light and colour of the sky onto land or water, while working in a variety of media � from oil on canvas and oil on board to Indian inks, watercolours and mixed media.
Jamie Primrose has already hosted ten highly successful solo art exhibitions in Edinburgh and one in London since 2003, and he has exhibited with a selection of galleries throughout the UK. His artworks can also be seen in many private and corporate collections across Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. The artist also specialises in commissions for private and corporate clients, and although he is booked up for commissions now for 2008, Jamie Primrose is currently taking booking for 2009.
Since 2003, Jamie Primrose�s artworks have included stunning landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes from Latin America, Italy and Scotland. �Auld Reekie� is the artist�s latest beautiful collection of stunning cityscapes of Edinburgh for scotlandart.com, with artworks in oils, watercolours and Indian inks. These atmospheric paintings take us from the majestic architecture of the Old and New Town, to the crags of Arthur�s Seat and to breakthtaking views overlooking the city from Calton Hill.
Jamie Primrose is inspired by many art movements and a diverse cross-section of artists from across the centuries - from Turner, Monet and Nolde to Rothko and Schueler; he is also inspired by the colourist tradition of rich Scottish landscape painting.
Jamie Primrose � Rising Star
Jamie Primrose is making a name for himself and has attracted significant media attention for being shortlisted for the Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards 2007, for his early success with past showcase solo exhibitions at The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh (2003-2007) and his potential for the future as a prominent Scottish artist. Details below:
� Artist profile feature �A Rose in Bloom � prolific bestseller� - The Herald (31st March 2007).
� Jamie Primrose�s own solo hosted exhibitions at The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh have been featured in many publications with images, including Scotland on Sunday�s �At Home� Magazine, i-on Magazine, Homes and Interiors Scotland Magazine, The Herald, The Evening News. (February and March 2007).
� One of the artist�s paintings of The Balmoral Hotel is currently on the front cover of the hard back edition of the sophisticated annual lifestyle guide �Edinburgh Recommended�.
� Jamie Primrose was chosen by Scotland on Sunday�s Spectrum Magazine as one of their �Rising Stars� at the end of 2006.
Features on Jamie Primrose / Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards 2007:
� The Times (2nd June 2007), The Scotsman (28th Feb 2007), The List (15th - 29th March 2007)
� One of the artist�s Edinburgh landscapes (from his awards submission) has been featured as a full page showcase in Homes and Interiors Scotland Magazine (May/June 2007).
� A photo of Jamie Primrose in his studio illustrating the awards in The Herald (1st March 2007).
Jamie Primrose Showcase Solo Exhibitions 2003-2007
Jamie Primrose hosts his own critically acclaimed solo art exhibitions in Edinburgh and London, which are highly successful:
The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh:
July 2007 � �Before Sunset � expressive Scottish seascapes and skies�
March 2007 - �Moods � ethereal scenes of Edinburgh�
October 2006 - �Secrets of Venice�
July 2006 - �Magical Vistas � a journey through Edinburgh�
March 2006 - �Water Music � lochs, seascapes and skies�
October 2005 - �Visions of Light�
July 2005 - �Riflessioni di Luce � Italian works�
April 2005 - �New Horizons�
July 2004 - �Reflections�
October-November 2003 � �Tierra de la Luz (Land of Light)�
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, London:
Nov 2006-Feb 2007 - �Destinations � landscapes and seascapes from Latin America, Italy and Scotland�
Past Selected Mixed Exhibitions with UK Galleries:
2007 Scotlandart.com - Edinburgh Festival 2007 solo exhibition
2007 Kings Road Gallery, London � Chelsea Art Fair and Affordable Art Fair 2007
2006 Scotlandart.com - ongoing throughout year
2005 The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff and The Affordable Art Fair, London
2005 The Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
2005 Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
2005 The Affordable Art Fair Spring 2005, London, represented by Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow
2004/5 Art at Five, Brighton
2004/5 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
2004/5 Anstey Galleries, Harrogate
2004 Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow - Irish Art Fair, Dublin
2004 On the Wall, Grand Hall Olympia, London
2004 The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
2004 Artco, Leeds
2004 The Glasgow Art Fair 2004 & the Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow
2004 The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
2004 The Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
1994-5 Paintings purchased by Lynne Stern Art Consultancy, London for UK-wide corporate clients
1994 The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Sotheby�s London �Adam and Company/The Spectator
7th National Art Award�
1994 The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh �Gallery 111�
1994 The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University �Final Year Degree Show�
1993-4 The Clayton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
1990 Glasgow Academy, Glasgow �The ISCis Exhibition of Independent Scottish Schools� � Won First Prize