members archive

Kirkland Main – Elected member 13/11/1976 – Deceased Jan – 2020

I am interested in form created by the interaction of human activity and the landscape, particularly in relation to Scottish archaeological and historic sites. In addition to watercolour I also paint large works in oil.


1991-1998 Head of School of Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
1998 Professor of Painting, Herriot Watt University
2006 Elected RSA


2008 – RSW Council Award
2004 – May Marshal Brown Award RSW
1999 – Sir William Gillies Award RSW
1998 – Dunfermline Building Society Award RSA
1993 – Scottish Arts Club Award RSW

Selected Exhbitions

1998 – The Scottish Arts Club (Solo Exhibition)
1993 – The Loomshop Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
1993 – International Festival Exhibition – The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1989 – The Loomshop Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
1988 – Contemporary Scottish Painting, Middlesborough Art Gallery
1987 – International Festival Exhibition – Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh
1986 – ESU Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
1982 – Scottish Arts Council Travelling Exhibition
1977 – International Festival Exhibition Scottish Television, Edinburgh
1973 – New 57 Gallery (Solo Exhibition)

Public Collections
University of Sussex
University of Stirling
British Petroleum
NHS Lothian
The Royal Scottish Academy
Edinburgh College of Art
The Educational Institute of Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland
Middlesbourgh Art Gallery
Aberdeen Asset Management