Dunbar, Jim PRSW RWS RGI

Elected to RSW 2007
Website: www.jimdunbar.co.uk

Artists Statement

Throughout my painting career I have concentrated on places, objects and people that have a strong connection to me in some way. Either, family or close friends, collected objects and places where I have lived. The insight gained by having known my subject matter over time is important to me because of the spiritual element it brings to my work


For the past decade I have focussed intensely on my home environment and the countryside and coast within a tight two mile radius. From the resulting work I have had three successful solo shows. During this time I have given many lectures and demonstrations on my work, techniques and influences to varied audiences throughout Scotland. I have continued to support the Scottish Art Club exhibition programme and served on various art related committees at national level.


2006 Royal Scottish Academy Scottish Arts Club Award
2007 Xmas Exhibition, Meffan Gallery Ist Prize
2007 Winsor & Newton 1st. Prize C21 Bankside Gallery, London
2011 RSW Council Award, Annual Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh
2013 RSW Rendezvous Gallery Residency Award

Selected Exhibitions

“Festival of Light” Dundee
Maclaurin Gallery, RSW Ayr
Salisbury Gallery , Salisbury

Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
“New RGIs” Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
“Watercolour Now” Bankside Gallery, London
“Hospitalfield Alumni”, Forfar
McLellan Gallery, RGI, Glasgow “Mini Picture Show” , Bankside Gallery, London
“Recent Works” – solo show Meffan Gallery, Forfar

“Water Views : XXI Century Landscape Watercolourists“, Venice,

Public Collections

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
Museum On the Mound, Edinburgh
Aberdeen Asset Managers
Dundee City Council,
Angus City Council , Education Dept.
Angus Council, Cultural and Leisure Dept.
Webster’s High School, Kirriemuir

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