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Jamie Primrose is a highly collectable and acclaimed contemporary artist, with past sell-out solo exhibitions to his name, his beautiful artworks in great demand by an ever-growing UK and international clientele.

Edinburgh born, just over 15 years ago Primrose returned to his home city following years in London and abroad to follow his passion and become a professional artist in 2003.

Since then he has hosted many highly successful solo art collections in Edinburgh & London, including his outstanding 10th Anniversary Exhibition at prestigious The Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh in November 2013.

The best-selling artist is now regarded as one of Scotland's most sought-after and prominent painters, creating new collections every year and hosting his own exhibitions, with a waiting list for private commissions.

N.B. For more details on Primrose's background please scroll down after reading our latest news (see below).


***Diary Dates***

Don't miss "Moments in Time" - a special '15th Anniversary' exhibition and showcase of over 60 oil paintings. This is a stunning retrospective of shimmering seascapes & waterscapes, with highlights including Venice, Italian & French Riviera, The Thames, Scottish shorelands of The Forth, plus East & West Coasts:

"Moments in Time"

Friday 7th - Saturday 15th June 2019

The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

To mark his special '15th Anniversary' since he began showcasing his new solo art collections twice or three times a year at The Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh - Primrose is celebrating with an incredible milestone retrospective (exactly 15 years to the month).

Although probably best-known for his stunning Edinburgh cityscapes and parklands, this is an amazing 'highlight' collection from a variety of destinations (captured from 2004-2019). Primrose focuses on the theme of ephemeral light impressions glistening onto water - which has always been a recurring motif in his acclaimed work.

Exclusive Opening Private Views:

Friday 7th June, 6pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 8th June, 11am - 5pm

Please come and enjoy fine wines, outstanding paintings and meet the artist in The Dundas Street Gallery.

For exclusive private view invites, RSVP to Mari Primrose e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

"Moments in Time" (more detail from above)

From recent works not too far from his home in the Scottish capital - Primrose depicts the shorelands of the Firth of Forth, firstly illustrating impressive intricate studies of the Forth Bridges, Newhaven, Cramond, Leith and Portobello Beach at sunrise and sunset.

Next, he exquisitely features East Lothian bays - from glorious, bold and stormy cloud formations and iridescent sands to a softer impressionistic pastel palette at Tyninghame and North Berwick, including Bass Rock. This is followed by moody, tempestuous West Coast seascapes with uplifting streams of light through dramatic clouds looking towards Lismore, Ardnamurchan and Mull.

The acclaimed painter then contrasts misty, atmospheric vistas with softer, colourful hues and shimmering ripples along both the Thames and the timeless waterways of Venice - the majestic, impressive surrounding architecture bathed resplendent in vibrant late afternoon light respectively.

Meanwhile the rich warmth of gleaming, clear, continental light in summer along the Italian and French Riviera is beautifully highlighted - from the characterful, colourful houses in the Cinque Terre fishing villages of Liguria to the sparkling turquoise coves and spectacular vibrant sunsets in and around Antibes and the Cote d'Azur.

Each magnificent oil painting mini-series compliments the next, highlighting the collectable artist's passion for skilfully expressing fleeting light onto water in a snapshot i.e that special 'moment in time' just before or after an impending storm or the last vivid watery glimmer from sunset to sundown when the light is changing rapdidly. Primrose is a master at wonderfully capturing luminosity, colour and atmosphere in his trademark style.

**Click here to view the "Moments in Time" collection**

Exhibition Week:
Friday 7th - Saturday 15th June 2019

The Dundas Street Gallery

6A Dundas Street

Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

Open: Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

FURTHER NEWS ON RECENT ORIGINAL OILS COLLECTIONS (plus exclusive limited edition prints)

A. Sparkling Hues - Primrose's most recent collection of new seasonal vistas of The Meadows, Polwarth & Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

"Jamie Primrose has an incredible feel for the light of his native Edinburgh" (Sunday Times)

Captivated by the ever-changing nature of light - although Jamie often travels further afield for impressive landscapes, the best-selling painter also draws inspiration from nearby where he lives in the Scottish capital. He witnesses first-hand the visually breathtaking seasonal changes in the Meadows, with the majestic, ancient crags of Arthur's Seat beyond, whilst venturing along the peaceful, hidden walkways of The Union Canal close-by.

In his most recent offering of over 50 ethereal new oil paintings, he beautifully captures natural motifs throughout the seasons and 'sparkling hues' - sunlight streaming through the trees onto water.

Firstly, in the Meadows he depicts gorgeous, fleeting spring-time flourishes of delicate pink blossom in the late afternoon and towards twilight, whilst effortlessly evolving to exuberant, verdant autumnal tones in a glorious warm, impressionistic haze. Then onto glistening early morning snow bathed in crisp, clear winter light creating a subtle, soft pastel-shaded palette for his alluring oils.

Meanwhile, the sculptural landscape of Arthur's Seat is also skilfully portrayed from near and afar through the seasons - magnificent views from the Meadows below and from Blackford Hill.

Finally, Primrose uncovers the hidden beauty and tranquillity of The Union Canal pathways by Polwarth. He expertly depicts autumnal and wintry light streaming through the branches, creating shimmering watery reflections in the late afternoon and towards sundown.

These collectable new oils highlight the Edinburgh-born artist's fascination with light and shade and his ongoing passion for where he lives in the city. They evoke a soothing ambiance and uplifting mood for the viewer as they delight and inspire.

**Click here to view the "Sparkling Hues" collection**

B. "Sense of Place" - a showcase of glistening vistas in Inverleith Park & The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. (This is available to view online and in person if you wish).

"Sense of Place"

As Primrose is fascinated by the fleeting light and glistening reflections, this breathtaking oils collection focuses on soothing parkland and watery vistas. In this recent suite of oil paintings, he revisits specific meaningful locations, which evoke idyllic childhood memories in North Edinburgh nearby where he grew up in Trinity.

The acclaimed artist captures shimmering ponds and sparkling light streaming through the trees on the pathways in Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Garden, beautifully highlighting seasonal changes in Spring, Autumn and Winter.

**Click here to view the "Sense of Place" collection**

C. "Serene Expressions" - the collectable artist's recent series of original Edinburgh cityscapes - from vivid skies to localised views of the Scottish capital (also available to view online and in person).

In this recent collection, Primrose firstly captures magnificent, vibrant autumnal and wintry views in and around Arthur's Seat, plus vibrant sunset skylines beyond the city. This is complemented by a striking selection of monochrome street scenes and a wintry twilight series of timeless oils, giving a wonderful snapshot of the colourful characterful Old Town of Edinburgh.

**Click here to view the "Serene Expressions" collection**

D. "Tranquil Destinations" - the talented artist's recent collection of continental oils featuring Tuscany in Italy and Provence in France

With inspiration from summer light and holiday destinations on the continent, in this body of work Primrose offers a lovely series of verdant vineyards in Provence, France and rolling hillsides and olive trees in Tuscany (focusing on the impressive spires of the medieval village of San Gimignano near Siena).

***Click here to view the "Tranquil Destinations" collection***

N.B. Viewing Original Paintings Direct with the artist - studio appointment or home visit.

If any of these paintings are of further interest (perhaps you are treating yourself, have a special occasion coming up, or are refurbishing at home and wish a showcase artwork to finish off a room), please get in touch (see contact details shortly below).

You are welcome to choose your favourite artworks (by title) from our website. If you are in Edinburgh (or the surrounding areas) we will happily arrange for you to see them in person for a closer look in the artist's Stockbridge studio by appointment (directions to be advised), or in your own home (ideal for trying different pieces out in situ and a personal visit by the artist) - when it's convenient for you shortly.

If you are elsewhere in the UK/around the world, we can supply you with sharp, high resolution images for your further consideration. We ship paintings within the UK and worldwide all the time. Please get in touch for more details and contact Mari Primrose, who is happy to help further and arrange this.

Please get in touch for more details and contact Mari Primrose, who is happy to help further.

e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

E. Gorgeous Limited Edition prints - ideal for special gifts and on occasions all year round

If you are looking for an artwork on a different price level to Jamie's investment original oil paintings, we have a special collection of over 100 exclusive, luxurious limited edition prints for you to enjoy.

These make ideal, memorable and thoughtful art gifts for a number of special occasions for your loved ones, friends or colleagues - for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, Christening, housewarming, retirement...

These are individually made to order, hand-signed by the artist as a personal touch and come in editions of 195 for exclusivity, with a certificate of authenticity as a guarantee - either unframed or in a hand-crafted frame.

Our stunning Edinburgh prints range from gorgeous Inverleith and Meadows soft pink Spring blossom, rich autumnal hues and sparkling snowy wintry vistas, striking Old Town streets either in monochrome or as colourful characterful nocturnes, to vivid city skylines and sunsets, plus reflections on The Union Canal.

Onto shimmering beaches and seascapes, firstly vast vibrant sunset skies over Portobello Beach and The Forth Bridges then onto tranquil, glistening East Lothian bays - at Yellowcraigs, North Berwick and Tyninghame, including Bass Rock.

We also offer European highlights including reflections in Venice, Tuscany, The Cote d'Azur plus more.

***Click here to view the full Jamie Primrose limited editions collection on our online gallery shop and enjoy prints online***

Please get in touch for more details and contact Mari Primrose, who is happy to help further.

e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418


"Reflections on a city" major 10th Anniversary Exhibition - an overwhelming success

In November 2013 Primrose celebrated his 10th Anniversary as an acclaimed artist living and working in the Scottish capital since 2003, by creating an extensive major solo collection of Edinburgh paintings for the vast and beautiful Dovecot Studios.

This was an outstanding high profile showcase with over 300 people attending on the private view evening alone, and over 50 original artworks snapped up, achieving critical acclaim. The artist was then booked out for painting commissions for the next year.

This special 10th Anniversary Exhibition was Primrose's largest ever collection of new atmospheric oils and Indian inks of Edinburgh to date.

These sought-after works celebrated Primrose's passion for Edinburgh, exploring his emotional relationship with locations from his past and present, which uncovered a rich depth of meaning and sense of awareness.

Click here to view the exhibition catalogue and stunning Edinburgh paintings from 'Reflections on a city".

Jump to:
1. Introduction to the Artist

2. A very personal service

3. Commissioning a special artwork

4. Artworks for the office

5. Convenient payment for paintings - interest-free instalment plan

1. Introduction to the Artist

Jamie Primrose is one of Scotland's most collectable and acclaimed contemporary artists.

Having hosted over 30 successful solo exhibitions in Edinburgh and London since he became a professional artist in 2003, the talent artist was shortlisted for the JoLomo award in 2007 for his outstanding paintings of the Scottish landscape, and has gained critical acclaim:

"Primrose has had astonishing success with his atmospheric paintings"
(prestigious UK- wide Galleries Magazine)

"Primrose has a growing reputation and an ever-expanding band of collectors snapping up his work"
(The Herald)

Primrose is dedicated to his craft working in painterly oils and monochrome Indian inks and mixed media.

He is fascinated by the transient nature of light, exploring the effect on land and seascapes at dawn and dusk. In his work he captures luminosity and atmosphere - his beautiful paintings exuding a wonderful ethereal quality.

N.B. For more about Jamie's background, his artworks, artist statement and selected press acclaim, please click on our "About the Artist" tab above.

2. A very personal service

Viewing artworks and purchasing direct from an acclaimed artist is a wonderful, memorable 'experience'. By talking to and dealing with Jamie in person, you gain a very rare and special insight into the essence of or feeling behind your chosen painting/s first-hand. (This is something special, which traditional third-party galleries or dealers offering hundreds of artists' work cannot offer).

Jamie works closely in an expert team with his wife and business partner Mari (Primrose), offering outstanding personal service and truly valuing each and every client who follows, appreciates and purchases his work.

Together the Primroses always go out of their way to make viewing and purchasing a beautiful work highly enjoyable for you. This is a reason so many clients return again and again to collect his artworks - as well as owning stunning pieces to enhance their homes and gain great pleasure for years to come.

N.B. Outwith our exhibitions, viewings 'in person' take place all year round in the artist's Edinburgh studio and in private homes and offices.

Our clients also make an excellent investment - as the best-selling artist's original works have in the past and continue to increase in value every year as his reputation continues to grow.

We will help you find exactly the right piece you are looking for, or you may commission an artwork - a special personal painting to bring you and your family great enjoyment.

N.B. For more details on commissioning work, please see below.

3. Commissioning a special artwork

It is very special to commission a unique original painting by a collectable artist and Jamie works very closely with clients to create a memorable and personal artwork, which will be treasured for a life-time.

Commissions may be in colourful oils or monochrome Indian inks - a wonderful painting of your own house, street or town, a favourite cityscape, skyline, seascape or beach in the UK or memorable vista from a holiday abroad.

Past commissions range from stunning Scottish seascapes and beaches from the East and West Coasts, highland lochs landscapes and river cities, skylines and streets of Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Paris and Venice, plus many destinations further afield.

N.B. Primrose is now fully booked for new private and corporate commissions for 2019, but he is taking on a series beyond this for January 2020. (Spaces for these are limited).

For more details (on prices timescales and procedures), please contact Mari Primrose, who is very happy to help.

e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

4. Impressive artworks for the office

Whether you wish to make an art investment with Primrose's original paintings or prefer to furnish your office space cost-effectively with a stunning selection of limited edition prints, the acclaimed artist's showcase works have the 'wow' factor and are ideal to enhance corporate environments and office spaces beautifully.

With his distinctive trademark atmospheric style they create the perfect, welcoming and uplifting ambiance, impactful decor and the right impression for staff, customers or clients.

These artworks can be co-ordinated into mini collections to suit different office areas by tone and colour, content or theme, location or framing. The link to an acclaimed painter will benefit your company's prestige as Primrose's reputation as a prominent contemporary Scottish artist continues to thrive.

N.B. For a free office consultation for original paintings or limited edition prints, or more details, please contact Mari Primrose on the details above.

5. Convenient payment for paintings - interest-free instalment plan

We offer a convenient interest-free instalment plan on all original paintings to help you spread the cost of your painting/s over a longer lead time if you wish.

We kindly only ask you to pay an initial deposit for your artwork/s, then the remainder to be paid in agreed monthly instalments thereafter (usually over 6 or 12 months, although we can also tailor this to what suits you best - always up to the full artwork/s value).

This is naturally interest-free and is very quick and easy for us to arrange - a great service used by many happy clients.

Thank-you for visiting our website. Please call again soon - we look forward to your hearing from you. Jamie & Mari Primrose.

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