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alexander Profile

alexander Profile


Born Kirkwall Orkney, 1950
Studied Glasgow School of Art 1968-1972. Taught art in Stirling 1974-1978. Moved to Dumfriesshire in 1978. Worked full-time as a Primary School Art Specialist then changed to part-time teaching in 1989.
Finally gave up teaching completely in 2007 in order to concentrate more fully on painting.

Regular exhibitor in Royal Scottish Academy (R.S.A.), Royal Glasgow Institute (R.G.I.), Visual Arts Scotland (V.A.S.), (Professional member of V.A.S. since 1994), and Paisley Art Institute (P.A.I.) (Professional member of P.A.I. since 2003).

Also exhibited in Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (R.S.W.), the Society of Scottish Artists (S.S.A.), the Morrison Portrait Competition, the Laing Landscape Competition, the Paisley Drawing Competition and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in the Mall Galleries London.

One-man Exhibitions:-   McGill Duncan Gallery  Castle Douglas, The Ottersburn Gallery  Dumfries, Gracefield Arts Centre  Dumfries, Designs Gallery  Castle Douglas, High Street Gallery  Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse Gallery  Glasgow and the Randolph Gallery  Edinburgh.

Two and three man shows:-   Gatehouse Gallery  Glasgow, the Courtyard Gallery  Crail, the Clachanmore Gallery  Stranraer.

Mixed Shows in private galleries throughout Britain including:-

Thompson’s Gallery, London                                                           Walker Gallery, Harrogate
Catto Gallery, London                                                                       Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham
Eton Gallery, London                                                                         Wren Gallery, Burford Oxfordshire
Churzee Gallery, London                                                                   Clayton Gallery, Stratford on Avon
Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh                                                       R.G.I. Postcard Exhibition, Kelly Gallery,
Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria                      Glasgow, 2005 & 2006
Leith Gallery, Edinburgh                                                                    Maclaurin Gallery Celebration of Art
Frames Gallery, Perth                                                                         Rozelle House, Ayr 2006
Athol Gallery, Dunkeld                                                                       Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
High Street Gallery, Kirkcudbright                                                   Mellerstain Art Gallery, Kelso
Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk                                     Pennel Gallery, Peebles
Broughton Gallery, Broughton

1996. Invited by Anne Griggs Interior Design Associates to exhibit in their Cambridge Gate Show Flat,
Regents Park, London.
1998. Invited to teach and exhibit work at Red Deer College of Art and Design, Alberta, Canada.
2004. Invited to take part in the V.A.S. Exhibition in the Edinburgh Art Club.
2003, 2005 & 2007. Invited to take part in group Portrait exhibitions in Gracefield Arts Centre.
Work included in the Glasgow Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fair, London, the New York Art Fair and Perth Festival of the Arts, (“arTay”).
Work purchased by Gracefield Arts Centre  Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway Educational Trust, Glasgow University, Paintings in Hospitals and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Past President of Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society, 2004-2007.
2011 Purchase Prize - "Dumfries Delineated" Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Educational Trust.
2013 Bespoke Canvas Award - Art Surfaces Ltd. The Maclaurin Open 2013.




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