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John Kingsley PAI RSW

John Kingsley PAI RSW

Born in Glasgow, where he still lives and works, John Kingsley studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art under Dr. David Donaldson, James D. Robertson and Geoffrey Squire. He has exhibited with the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society for Painters in Watercolour, where he was elected a member in 2015.

This exhibition reflects impressions of a recent visit to the rugged Mediterranean island of Corsica. And he plans to add more Scottish landscapes to those already included in this first solo exhibition at Doubtfire.

His more abstract work often grows out of his connection with landscape. As he explained ‘The abstracts are a mixture of sizes but are largely landscape inspired. I like the free-flowing nature of this approach, which always surprises me with the element of experimentation with form and colour.'

He is also greatly drawn towards the challenges of still life, proving the format still has tremendous potential and vitality, even as artists have been interpreting its themes for centuries.

'In the still lives, I enjoy playing around with the perspective and narrowing the picture plane, thereby emphasizing the surface qualities and paint textures’, he said. ‘They are also an opportunity to create a dynamic balance of shape and colour.’

He has shown widely throughout the UK and his work features in collections of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Tommy Hilfiger and Paisley Museum and Art Gallery among many others at home and abroad.

1973-77 Glasgow School of Art, DA in Drawing and Painting

Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire

winterworks 18|19

24th November 2018 - 2nd February 2019

blue sky thinking

17th February - 7th April 2018

impression expression

4th November - 25th November 2017