Fleeting Impressions of Jamie Primrose

The new Exhibition from renowned Edinburgh based artist, Jamie Primrose will be on show at the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh until Saurday 20 June. This new body of work concentrates on the artist’s favourite city locations painted at different seasons during the year in varying light and times of day.

From The Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park with lovely vistas of sparkling ponds, parklands and and pathways Jamie Primrose takes us ion a fascinating, magic journey.  He moves to the Water of Leith, though the Dean Village, Newhaven and The Shore.  Then, for the first time, Jamie has portrayed wonderful dawn and dusk views of Portobello Beach and across the glistening Forth. Continuing the water theme, are glistening autumn and winter paintings of the Union Canal and motifs of Polwarth Church and the boathouse, as well as pathways and bridges.

Jamie Primrose 'Red sky at night at Inverleith' 50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvasJamie Primrose was born in 1972, brought up in the capital and firstly attended The Edinburgh Academy, after which he obtained a BA in Fine Art at Newcastle University (1990-1994) Following this success he then stopped painting and travelled round the world, until, on a creative trip to Central and Southern America his passion for painting was reawakened. He still paints landscapes further afield than Scotland, including Central and Southern America, the South of France, Italy London and Venice. But one senses his home city of Edinburgh is where his artistic ‘heart’ is at its most powerful.

Jamie Primrose is now one of Scotland’s most prominent and highly collectable landscape painters and is in exclusive collections in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the highly prestigious Jolomo Award in 2007. Following his first solo exhibition at Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios the upward trajectory of his skill and commercial success continues.

I want to let the artist speak for himself before you go to see the Fleeting Impressions Exhibition.

‘In my paintings I aim to capture that special, fleeting, single moment in time or ‘snapshot’ from dawn onwards or from sunset to sundown, when the light is changing rapidly. It’s my emotional response to and my perception of the relationship between the light in the sky, the myriad of colours, the atmosphere, architecture and landscape – which I am conveying at that very moment. Sometimes my feelings are communicated through a brilliant shaft of light streaming through the clouds, the eerie cal before a storm or the very last glimmer of light before twilight.

Jamie Primrose 'Autumn over Inverleith Pond' 80cm x 100cm, Oil on canvasEdinburgh and its surrounding area represents a strong element of who I used to be, who I am and it’s firmly ingrained in my psyche. I am continually drawn to capturing a timeless view of the majestic, historic city I grew up in as a child whilst also discovering new aspects and city vistas. In my work I am constantly exploring the juxtaposition of dark haunting moodiness and uplifting, shimmering light through my usage of medium and technique.’

The Dundas Street Gallery is situated at 6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11 am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5 pm. 0131 446 9510 Mobile 07947 243 418, email mari@jamieprimrose.com

Please go and enjoy!

 

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Christine Richard OBE FRSA

http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Christine.jpg Christine has over 25 years' experience in public life in Scotland in the fields of politics, education, public relations and charity work. For 12 years she served on the City of Edinburgh District Council and was her Group's leader for 4 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 1992 she was made an OBE. Christine is a member of the Board of The Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy. She has just completed six years on the Board of The Edinburgh International Festival. Christine's business experience has covered the fields of theatre, economic development, science, coal mining, education and training. She has held a number of non-executive directorships in these disciplines. She is a trained and experienced personal relationships counsellor and a business and personal mentor. In 2005 Christine established Christine Richard Associates who undertake Event Management and Public Relations as well as company and individual profiling. She coordinated the 'Yes to Edinburgh' campaign on congestion charging in Edinburgh. ten years ago Christine co-founded West Lothian Women in Business, which is a network for women who are self-employed and also for women managers. Christine has now stepped down from the Chair of this thriving organisation. For 5 years Christine was a magistrate in the District Court. She was also a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. She has been an adviser to Government in various areas of policy, including health, local government and education. Christine is a trained and experienced radio and television broadcaster and writer as well as an entertaining and accomplished speaker. She has a wealth of topics on which she is invited to speak. These range from witty after lunch and after dinner speaking to the more serious topics of the economy, health, education, enterprise, the Powers of the Mind and Life/work balance. She writes reviews and articles for lifestyle magazine, Lothian Life. She took part as a contestant in an ITV gourmet TV show, Chef V Britain, challenging TV chef Gino D'Acampo to cook her signature dish, Posh Cottage Pie. Currently Christine is a member of the Goodison Group in Scotland and Scotland's Futures. Also she is involved in the group Changing the Chemistry of Scottish Boards. Her first novel, Whitewalls, a modern Scottish family saga has been published by New Generation Publishing and is available on all internet books siets and from libraries. She is writing a sequel Autumn at Whitewalls. Her leisure interests include her family, literature, music, theatre, food, wine and horse racing. She is a member of a racing syndicate, which has two horses in training.

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