Title: Evening in the City, Old Love Letters
Size: 70cm x 60cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Price: £3250

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About the Artist


Artist’s Statement

 Beginnings:

When I was a young boy, Dundee’s Mills Observatory had, as well as their major telescope, smaller scopes that were open to the public to study the evening sky, but what fascinated me, was when I trained the telescope on the night city, figures in shop doorways, shop front, bathed in light, I found this truly magical and these images have stayed with me as a painter, all my working life. Sunshine and lamp light in the city have been my constant inspiration.

Working Practice:

Like the old masters, my practice is to do several small studies in oil before embarking on a large finished painting. I exhibit these studies like Constable and Corot did before me, clearly labelled as studies, which have been popular with collectors, however, I always held on to one of the studies for my personal archive. I have now decided to exhibit my collection, a number of which are included in this exhibition. I have been fortunate as an artist to find ready buyers for my work over the years. I am now, at 77, as enthusiastic and hard working as I was at 21. I love what I do and hope to have a few more years before I return home.

Joe McIntyre - September 2017

Edited Biography

Born Dundee 1940.

Graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1965.

Teaching part time at DJCAD since 1972.

Lives and works in Dundee.

Awards and Prizes

Royal Scottish Academy Student prize 1965.

Principal Prize Winner, Scottish Open Painting Competition, Arbroath, 1969 & 1971.

Principal Prize Winner, Robert Colquhoun Memorial Art Prize, 1975.

Principal Prize Winner, The Pernod Open Painting Competition, 1973.

Arts Council Award, 1981

Exhibited Regularly at

Allesandro Fine Art, Dundee

The Edinburgh Gallery

The Queen’s Gallery, Dundee

St Andrews Fine Art

Alwin Gallery, London

Thompson’s Gallery, London

Pringle Fine Art, Philidelphia, USA

Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London

Glasgow Art Fair

Collections

HM The Queen

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The Late Princess Margaret

City Chambers, Dundee

J&B Scotch Whisky, New York

Dundee City Art Gallery

Pernod London

The Scottish Arts Council

The Fine Art Society, London

Tayside Regional Council

Arbroath Art Gallery

The Lincoln Centre, New York

Numerous Private Collections at home and abroad.