McMurchie, Adrian Curriculum Vitae
Born and educated in Glasgow, Adrian graduated in Graphic Design (incorporating illustration & photography) in 1990, working as a graphic artist for several years before launching into the precarious world of commercial art as a freelance illustrator/artist.
His illustrations have appeared in most UK national newspapers, in magazines such as BA's
in-flight High Life, for children's book publishers (two in 2007, including a unique children's
literary guide to Edinburgh, introduced by J.K. Rowling, and a look at Glasgow's Southern
Necropolis) and for design consultants while his panoramic cityscapes are installed in public
buildings across Scotland such as Glasgow airport and Glasgow Housing Association. He has
illustrated the restaurant review for the Sunday Herald since 2000. .
The majority of his work is of an architectural nature, depicting buildings and cityscapes.
Through his preferred medium of watercolour and ink Adrian expresses the dynamic contours
of city buildings and reflect the vigour of urban life. His influences include Ralph Steadman
and architectural renderer, Hughson Hawley. He lives and works in Glasgow.
Mar 09 Abode Hotel, 129 Bath St, Glasgow - 'Manhattan' SOLO SHOW
Oct 08 Annanart , Woodlands Rd, Glasgow.- 'Recent Journeys' SOLO SHOW
July 07 Scotlandart.com - 'Glasgow: An Artist's View' group show
April 06 Annan Gallery, Woodlands Rd, Glasgow - 'Coast To Coast' SOLO SHOW
Feb 06 Collins Gallery, Glasgow. 'Image Nation Contemporary Scottish Illustration'
Dec 05 Panik Gallery, 13 main St, Killearn - 'Christmas Show'
Nov 05 'Edinburgh Art Fair' - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
July 05 The Mall Galleries, London. 'Images 29 The Best Of British Contemporary Illustration'
Oct 04 Annan Gallery, Woodlands Rd, Glasgow - 'Glasgow Cityscapes' SOLO SHOW
Oct 03 ' 'ROGANO' selection at the Arthouse Hotel Bath St Glasgow SOLO SHOW
June 03 Glasgow Airport - 'Sunday Herald Restaurant Review' SOLO SHOW
Aug 02 Glasgow Airport - 30 foot drawing of 'Sauchiehall Street'. Installation
April 02 Aldessan Gallery - 'Glasgow Restaurants' SOLO SHOW
Nov 00 Art Exposure - Gallery one of 3 solo shows 'Glasgow and New York Tenements'
June 00 Arc Gallery, London - group show celebrating National Architecture Week
May 00 Art Exposure Gallery - 'MacRoberts Open Exhibition' Winning Painting
Nov 99 Collins Gallery - group show of painted ceramic plates.
May 99 Scotch House, Edinburgh - 'Edinburgh Cityscapes' SOLO SHOW