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James Somerville Lindsay

James Somerville Lindsay

Born in Scone in Perthshire in 1954, James studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1972 and 1978 (a DA in Graphic Design), with a gap year in the south coast of England and a year at Portsmouth College of Art and Design. He then enjoyed a long and successful career in Advertising and Design before deciding to focus on his lifelong passion for painting in the 1990s and became a full time artist for the first time in 2010.

James’s work draws its inspiration from the great impressionist masters. Little wonder then, that his early years as an artist were spent following in their footsteps through the South of France.
On the road in his old campervan, painting en plein air, he developed the loose expressive style that he is now renowned for. He continued to work between his homes and studios both in the Minervois near Carcassonne in France and Scotland, before returning to his home country full time in 2017.

Travel, adventure and new stimulus are key to his work and he continues t... [more]

James Somerville Lindsay A Golden Hour Shared

James Somerville Lindsay

A Golden Hour Shared

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Blaze of Colour, Wester Ross

James Somerville Lindsay

Blaze of Colour, Wester Ross

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Coastal Colours, Kyles of Bute

James Somerville Lindsay

Coastal Colours, Kyles of Bute

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Evening Falls, Calgary Bay Mull

James Somerville Lindsay

Evening Falls, Calgary Bay Mull

Oil

James Somerville Lindsay Evening on Kelvinbridge

James Somerville Lindsay

Evening on Kelvinbridge

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Ponte Vecchio, Florence

James Somerville Lindsay

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Sunflower Meadows, Languedoc

James Somerville Lindsay

Sunflower Meadows, Languedoc

Oil

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