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Damian Callan is a practising figurative painter based in Edinburgh. He teaches drawing and painting classes for adults and art classes for children at his studio near Haymarket. In the spring and summer he runs landscape painting courses in and around Edinburgh. He is the author of two books, Paint Like Degas and Paint Like Renoir. His work is exhibited widely in the UK and is held in collections across the world. He has written articles for Artist & Illustrators Magazine and The Artist Magazine and regularly demonstrates drawing and painting techniques at public events in Edinburgh.
Born London 14.12.1960
BA Hons Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, 1995
BP Portrait Award 1997
Jerwood Drawing 1998
SSA Annual Exhibition - John Munro Award VAS Annual Exhibition
The Open Eye Gallery
The Scottish Gallery
Thompsons Gallery, London
Duncan Miller Fine Art, London
By Distinction Art, Glasgow
40/40 Vision Kirkcudbright Galleries 2018
Scottish Gallery 2005, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011
Royal Overseas League Edinburgh ‘Moving Figures’ 2017 UNION Gallery ‘Moving Images’ 2019
Paint Like Degas 2015 Paint Like Renoir 2016
Renoir: Revered and Reviled 2017
My subject is the moving figure; drawn and painted in strong tonal contrasts.