Title: Sea Defence
Size: 32 x 36 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Board

Price: £4700

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About the Artist


Simon Laurie is a contemporary Scottish landscape and still life artist, whose paintings are characterised by references to Scottish life and society, incorporating fish, boats, religious symbols and everyday items. These objects are arranged upon a rich textural ground created by the application of multiple layers of acrylic paint. He has worked with acrylic paint for more than 20 years, developing his own individual style and fundamental visual language.

Simon was born in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1982 to 1988. He was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW) in 1991 and the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) in 2000, where he served as convener for six years. He has had many solo shows, both in the UK and abroad, and has won many prestigious and major awards. His work is held in many public, private and corporate collections.

1964 Born in Glasgow
1982-1987 Glasgow School of Art (BA Hons Fine Art)
1987-1988 Glasgow School of Art (Postgraduate Fine Art)
1991 Elected Member of Royal Scottish Watercolourists
2000 Elected Member of Royal Glasgow Institute
2005/2011 Convener of the Royal Glasgow Institute

Awards

2017 - The Knox Award, PAI
2016 - Crinan Residency Award, RGI
2013 - PAI Diplomates Award
2012 - Sir William Gillies Award, RSW
2011 - Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award, RGI
2009 - CRM Society Collioure Residency
2008 - May Marshall Brown Award, R.S.W
2007 - Panter and Hall Award, P.A.I
2003 - Mary Armour Award, R.G.I
2002 - Alexander Graham Munro Award, R.S.W
John Cunningham Award, R.G.I
1998 - Sir William Gillies Award, R.S.W
1997 - MacTaggart Miekle Award, S.S.A.C
1995 - Scottish Arts Club Award, R.S.A
1992 - Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, R.G.I
1991 - S.D.A Scottish Craft Council Award
Latimer Award, R.S.A
Teachers Whisky Travel Award, R.G.I
1990 - Ernst and Young Award, R.G.I

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - Veneer Gallery, Glasgow
2017 - Artists' Open House, Dulwich
2016 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow
2014 - Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick
2014 - Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow
2013 - Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2013 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2013 - Artists' Open House, Dulwich
2011 - Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2010 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 - John Davies Gallery, Moreton on Marsh
Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
Panter  and Hall Gallery, London
2008 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 - Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2006 - Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
2005 - The Open Eye Gallery
Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2004 - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2003 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2001 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Panter and Hall Gallery, London
2000 - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
1999 - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 - Glasgow Print Studio
1996 - Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
1995 - Mercury Gallery, London
1993 - Mercury Gallery, London
Elektra Fine Art, Toronto
1991 - Mercury Gallery, London
Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

Public Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Contemporary Arts Society, London
Feren Art Gallery, Hull
Freshfields, London
Leicestershire Education Committee
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
Nationwide Building Society, London
Royal Bank of Scotland
T.S.B Headquarters, London
Unilever P.L.C
William Teacher and Sons Ltd
Wyse Group
Walter Scott Investments Ltd, Edinburgh
Biggart Baillie
Aberdeen Assets Management
The Whisky Society, Edinburgh
Adam and Co Bank
Provident Financial
Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh