Edinburgh-born artist Jamie Primrose follows in the footsteps of the great Impressionist painters – Monet, Turner, Whistler and Schueler. His luminous landscapes concentrate on the changing tone of sunlight along river banks and dramatic city scenes.
Travelling overseas was an important starting point in his development to establish his own distinctive painterly style: in recent years, he has packed his paints, sketch book and camera to explore South America, Italy and France, to re-create the exotic colours and cultural sense of place on canvas.
Jamie’s home city is the subject of this new solo exhibition taking us on a journey around the artist’s favourite haunts from the urban village of Stockbridge, capturing the river walkway along the Water of Leith, and scenes of Inverleith Park - a fine view across the boating pond up to the Castle. Moving to the Southside of the city, there are moody compositions of the Union Canal at Polwarth, and a panorama of the city from St Margaret’s Loch, Arthurs Seat.
All these scenic spots are perfect tranquil places where shards of light flicker through the trees, reflecting on the surface of the water. Working in oils and Indian inks he particularly focuses on the moments at the start and end of the day, sunrise to sunset, and also observes the shifting seasons, from Autumn colours to snow in Winter.
A former finalist for the prestigious JoLoMo Landscape Art Prize and with over twenty successful exhibitions in London and Edinburgh over 8 years, Jamie Primrose has today become one of the most admired and best-selling contemporary artists in Scotland.
At the exhibition, you may also view a portfolio of limited edition prints with landscapes from the canals of Venice to the coastline of East Lothian.
Exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery til Saturday 12 November.
Mon to Fri, 11 – 7pm. Sat, 11 – 5pm
Tel 0131 446 9510