Fairgrieve, James H RSA

Elected to RSW 1975
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Artists Statement

I paint Still Life paintings in acrylic using a variety of objects collected from the beach and riverbank over many years - often incorporating fruit and vegetables (mainly from my own garden). The paintings have associations, for me, of places, memories and family, and attempt to create a sense of poise, presence and calm, using acute observation and balanced formal arrangements.

Biography

Born Prestonpans 1944 - Edinburgh College of Art 1962 - 67
Taught drawing and painting at ECA 1969 - 1998.
President of SSA 1974 - 78. Elected RSW 1975 - Elected RSA 2004.
Lived and worked in Scottish Borderswith wife and 3 children and 6 Grandchildren since 1970

Awards

1987 and 1997 Gillies Award RSW
1991 - Gillies Travel Award
1993 - Maude Gemmel Hutchinson Award RSW
2002 - Macauly Award RSA
2012 - Arts Club Award RSW

Selected Exhibitions

Annual exhibitions RSW and RSA since 1974
Many solo exhibitions since 1969 including: Belgrade Academy 1989 Mercury Gallery (London & Edinburgh) 1980-82-84-87
Scottish Gallery - 1974
Maclean Fine Art, London - 2002
Pontevedra (Spain) - 1995
"7 Scottish Painters" Fosse Gallery - 1995
Randolph Gallery - 2004
Open Eye Gallery - 2010
Scottish Arts Club - 2013
Open Eye Gallery - 2014

Public Collections

HRH Prince Phillip
JK Rowling
Ian Rankin Esq
1st National Bank of Chicago
Perth Art Gallery
Ridderkirk Municiple Museum (Holland)
Highland Council
Leeds Schools
Fleming Collection
Edinburgh City Art Centre

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