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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 a decade 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 and corporate commissions.

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


Don't miss Primrose's current gorgeous collection online right now (and available to view and purchase in your own home or from his Stockbridge studio right now -:

Sparkling Hues

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

Captivated by the ever-changing nature of light - although Primrose 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 latest 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 NEW "Sparkling Hues" collection ***

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

A. "Sense of Place" - a stunning showcase of over 50 original oil paintings - Edinburgh waterscapes, shorelands of The Forth and East Lothian beaches. (This is available to view online and in person if you wish).

"Sense of Place"

Fascinated by the calming nature of water and with continual inspiration to capture fleeting light and glistening reflections, this breathtaking oils collection focuses on soothing watery vistas. Primrose revisits specific meaningful locations, which evoke idyllic childhood memories in and around the Scottish capital and nearby coastlines.

From shimmering ponds in Inverleith Park and the Botanics, to shorelands of The Forth (including amazing views of the three bridges) - Cramond, Newhaven, Leith and Portobello Beach, plus sweeping bays in East Lothian (at Yellowcraigs, Seacliff, Gullane, North Berwick and Tyninghame, including Bass Rock). N.B. See more details below.

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

B. "Serene Expressions"- the collectable artist's recent series of original Edinburgh cityscapes - from vivid skies to localised vistas (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 with its luminous lochs. This is complimented by a wintry twilight series of timeless oils, giving a wonderful snapshot of the colourful characterful Old Town of Edinburgh. (See more information further below).

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

C. "Tranquil Destinations" - the talented artist's recent collection of continental original oil paintings - a glistening journey from London, Provence & The French Riviera to Italy - Liguria, Tuscany & Venice...

A delightful departure from Primrose's sought-after Scottish works, created for Summer 2017.

With inspiration from summer light and holiday destinations on the continent, initially Primrose offers atmospheric shimmers on The Thames in London as a quick stopover before heading further South. Once in France he showcases verdant vineyards in Provence and sparkling seascapes and sunsets along The Riviera in and around Antibes. Then onto rolling hillsides and olive trees in Tuscany (focusing on the impressive spires of the medieval village of San Gimignano near Siena).

Finally, timeless Venice calls...with glorious glistening reflections at sunrise and sunset in and around The Grand Canal - St. Mark's Square and The Rialto. (See more information further below).

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

D. Gorgeous Limited Edition prints - ideal for Christmas gifts and other special 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 Christmas and other 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


More in-depth details on Primrose's beautiful oil painting collections to enjoy:

Ai. "Sense of Place"

In his first new mini series of this gorgeous collection (Summer 2018), Primrose features glistening ponds in Inverleith Park, The Royal Botanic Garden and surrounding parklands, nearby where he grew up in Trinity, Edinburgh. He beautifully highlights seasonal changes within his watery reflections - from soft hues of flourishing Spring blossom to rich autumnal tones from late afternoon onwards.

Next, with many walks as a child on the path from the Stockbridge Colonies along The Water of Leith and towards The Dean Village he expertly portrays tranquil shimmers, with streams of light and shade on the surrounding architecture just before sunset.

Meanwhile Primrose reminisces about an array of coastal shorelands of The Forth nearby - capturing warm, colourful skies over Cramond and Newhaven Harbour, whilst skilfully depicting still crystal clear waters in Leith.

For the very first time, he also captures amazing vistas of the three Forth Bridges from bays at North and South Queensferry towards last light - ranging from soft, delicate clouds to richer sunset skies and vibrant reflections beneath these iconic structures.

The best-selling artist then heads east to Portobello Beach, offering vivid wintry skies at dawn and dusk, with patterns of light and colour, plus silhouettes of the buildings beyond the promenade beautifully reflected in pools of water on the sand.

Finally, a visit to Primrose's favourite childhood weekend destination of East Lothian concludes this gorgeous, impressive new oil painting showcase - with breathtaking, sweeping bays and dramatic clouds over Yellowcraigs, Seacliff, Gullane, North Berwick and Tyninghame, including Bass Rock..an exhibition not to be missed.

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

Bi. Serene Expressions - (more from above)

Primrose is continually fascinated with the ephemeral nature of light - especially from late afternoon, throughout sunset and towards twilight when the quality of light, atmosphere, mood and colours intensify and change rapidly.

The acclaimed artist never tires of finding inspiration from the unique Scottish light and landscape of Edinburgh for his outstanding paintings. Initially in this recent painting collection Primrose ventures into the heart of the characterful Old Town. Inspired by a sense of Edinburgh's history, he beautifully captures some of the city's most iconic architecture in a striking, wintry twilight series of timeless oils - including The Grassmarket, Victoria Street, Candlemaker Row and St.Giles Cathedral.

This is followed by a series of spectacular hill-top vistas as he offers impressive wintry views looking onto Arthur's Seat's luminous lochs at Dunsapie, St. Margaret's and Duddingston.

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

Ci. "Tranquil Destinations" - (more from above)

Although best-known for his depiction of the spectacular Edinburgh landscape throughout the seasons and his sought-after city skyline paintings, Jamie made a delightful departure from his regular muse for Summer 2017.

Inspired by motifs from favourite holiday destinations and the gleaming luminescence of continental light in summertime, this collection showcases his illuminating interpretation of well-known or hidden magical vistas, primarily in France and Italy.

An outstanding, substantial body of work with over 50 stunning oil paintings, this commences initially with a fleeting snapshot of London (a location favoured as the best-selling painter, as he has lived there previously, and which now offers a regular holiday stopover, before he ventures further south).

With shimmering impressions at dawn and dusk along The Thames looking towards Westminster from different bridges, Primrose skilfully portrays transient, atmospheric light with the contrasting architecture of the City skyline beyond.

Onto a change of colour tones and warmth in France, this is followed by a leisurely meander through the rich, verdant countryside, vineyards and picturesque hill-top villages of Provence. Next, he offers a selection of breathtaking views from the headlands and high villages looking down towards the sparkling sea along the Cote d'Azure and vibrant sunsets skies - from Nice and The Bay of Cannes to Antibes.

For the first time ever, Jamie then captures glorious gems on The Italian Riviera around Portofino and the 'Cinque Terre' - an area of dramatic coastal scenery with colourful, characterful fishing villages and pastel-hued houses rising up from the Mediterranean along the Ligurian Coast.

Meanwhile further inland, soaking up the glistening sun, with its lush, flourishing hues in the rolling landscape and vineyards of Tuscany resplendent in mid-summer, Primrose focuses on the famous medieval village and imposing towers of San Gimignano near Siena - with impressive views from late afternoon towards sundown.

Finally, the timeless allure of Venice is the focus of the last series by the acclaimed artist - with a superb substantial series of atmospheric sunrise, evening and twilight showcase pieces with glistening light reflections onto the majestic architecture and waterways in and around The Grand Canal and St. Marks - brings this fabulous collection to a close.
***Click here to view the "Tranquil Destinations" collection***


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

In November 2013 Primrose celebrated his 10th Anniversary as an acclaimed artist 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 2018, but he is taking on a series beyond this for January 2019. (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 d�cor 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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