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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 After the Rain, Buchanan Street

James Somerville Lindsay

After the Rain, Buchanan Street

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Comings and Goings, Florence

James Somerville Lindsay

Comings and Goings, Florence

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Evening Falls, Arriege, Provence

James Somerville Lindsay

Evening Falls, Arriege, Provence

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Evening Falls, Calgary Bay Mull

James Somerville Lindsay

Evening Falls, Calgary Bay Mull

Oil

James Somerville Lindsay Good Morning, Lourmarin, Provence

James Somerville Lindsay

Good Morning, Lourmarin, Provence

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay May Blossoms West End

James Somerville Lindsay

May Blossoms West End

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Old Boats near Poolewe, Wester Ross

James Somerville Lindsay

Old Boats near Poolewe, Wester Ross

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay On the Beach Cassis

James Somerville Lindsay

On the Beach Cassis

Oil

James Somerville Lindsay Road to the Coast, Argyll

James Somerville Lindsay

Road to the Coast, Argyll

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Sunflower Meadows, Languedoc

James Somerville Lindsay

Sunflower Meadows, Languedoc

Oil

James Somerville Lindsay Trossach Memories

James Somerville Lindsay

Trossach Memories

Oil on Canvas

James Somerville Lindsay Wester Ross Sunrise

James Somerville Lindsay

Wester Ross Sunrise

Oil

James Somerville Lindsay Winter Falls, Killin

James Somerville Lindsay

Winter Falls, Killin

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 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

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