1. The Scottish Contemporary Art Sale 2008
McTear’s Auctioneers, Glasgow
Exhibition: Thurs13th - Sat 22nd November 2008
Art Auction: Saturday 22nd November 2008, 10.30am

"Late afternoon from Pacific Quay, Glasgow"
Oil on canvas, 80cm x 80cm
Auction estimate £2600-3500

Jamie Primrose is taking part in this exciting, innovative new Art Exhibition/Auction at McTear’s in Glasgow. It is the very first of its kind in Scotland, showcasing the artworks of the very best of the country’s living contemporary artists together in an exhibition and culminating in a live art auction.

The exhibition is on display and open to the public at McTear’s Auctioneers from Thursday 13th November until Saturday 22nd November 2008 - the auction date, with the live auction starting at 10.30am. N.B. Artworks can be purchased either via online bidding, or in person at McTear’s Auctioneers in Glasgow on this date.

The artist has chosen five of his showcase original artworks from his own exclusive artist’s collection for this exhibition/auction, and these can now be viewed in the online catalogue. N.B. Primrose’s artworks are lots 350-354 inclusive.

To view Jamie Primrose’s five artworks in the online catalogue, click here and key in ‘Jamie Primrose’ as a search.

2. Barnardo's Art Auction 2008
Joseph Pearce’s Bar, 23 Elm Row, Edinburgh
Exhibition: Wed 12th November - Wed 10th December 2008
Art Auction: Friday 10th December 2008, 6.45pm

"Late afternoon on the Royal Mile"
Exclusive one-off Artist's Proof Limited Edition Print

Jamie Primrose has donated this highly collectable Artist’s Proof Limited Edition Print for Barnardo’s annual art auction at Joseph Pearce’s Bar in Elm Row, Edinburgh. All proceeds will go to fund a summer holiday for the children of the Barnardo’s RAFT Project in Edinburgh.

This very special limited edition is a rare opportunity and a one-off (since Artist Proof’s are not for sale) and it is an iconic view - one of the artist’s showcase Edinburgh cityscapes, capturing the light and atmosphere of the Scottish capital’s Old Town.

Framed in a hand-crafted frame to a size of 64cm x 63cm, it is printed on high quality Hahnemuele Fine Art paper, and is proofed, numbered and signed personally by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

N.B. This Artist’s Proof can be viewed in Joseph Pearce’s Bar from Wednesday 12th November until Wednesday 10th December - with the auction in the bar at 6.45pm on this final date.

Click here to for information about Joseph Pearce's Bar, Elm Row in Edinburgh

3. New Limited Editions - Order now for Christmas

Jamie Primrose has just added 15 new prints to his exclusive limited edition prints collection, including twilight vistas of Edinburgh, atmospheric Glasgow scenes of Kelvingrove and The River Clyde, and ethereal London cityscapes.

This collection of limited editions now featured over 60 prints, including tranquil Scottish lochs, iridescent East Lothian beaches and further European cityscapes, which can be bought online.

Click here to view this exclusive Limited Editions online gallery shop

N.B. Also see below for more information.

4. Exhibition success in 2008

"Jamie Primrose has developed a growing reputation and an ever-expanding band of collectors snapping up his work" - The Glasgow Herald, October 2008

Following his sell-out ‘Serenity’ exhibition of Edinburgh cityscapes in July 2008, where 35 original artworks were sold in just 8 days, Jamie Primrose has recently had his best-ever selling exhibition - continuing this outstanding success and going from strength to strength throughout the current economic crisis, with his original artworks in great demand.

‘Streams of Light - Atmospheric lochs, seascapes and river cities’ at The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh in October 2008 outperformed all past exhibitions in terms of value of paintings sold over the one week exhibition period. This featured spectacular seascapes from both the East and West coasts of Scotland and stunning cityscapes including Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Venice.

Click here to view selected artworks from "Streams of Light"

Click here to view selected artworks from "Serenity" in July 2008

JAMIE PRIMROSE Contemporary Scottish Artist

Since only returning to his home of Edinburgh in 2003 to become a professional artist, (following a fine art degree from Newcastle University in 1994, then many years overseas, and in London), Jamie Primrose has already established himself as one of Scotland’s most prolific, talented and prominent contemporary artists.

Hosting his own highly successful art exhibitions in Edinburgh and London (fifteen to date) over the past five years continues to be an extremely rewarding and expanding outlet for him.

In addition to owning beautiful paintings, clients are now purchasing his work as an ideal longer term investment in this current economic climate - as these originals continue to rise in value year by year, with substantially increased demand.

The artist’s limited edition prints are also sought-after - with two exclusive artist proofs each raising thousands of pounds in 2008 for Children’s 1st and Back-Up trust charities earlier this year.

Jamie Primrose’s artworks can be seen in a selection of prestigious galleries in the UK and are also attracting an international audience -with his paintings displayed in many exclusive private and corporate collections across Europe, the USA, Australia and in Hong Kong.

The artist also has a current waiting list for new private and corporate artwork commissions to be started from August 2009.

Rising Star

In 2007, Jamie Primrose was a finalist for the Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards for his outstanding artworks of the Scottish landscape. In addition to this industry recognition, his reputation as a highly collectable landscape, seascape and cityscape painter also thrives.

Over the past five years, his artworks and exhibitions have been continually been featured in many publications from The Times, The Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Times Ecosse, The Guardian and The Scotsman to ion, Artmag, Uptown and Homes and Interiors Scotland Magazine.

"Jamie Primrose is a well known contemporary artist"
(The Times)

"Primrose's work is seen as highly collectable."
(Scotland on Sunday)

"Jamie is one of Scotland's rising stars in the artworld"
(Edinburgh Evening News)

"Jamie Primrose followed his instincts to become a prolific bestseller"
(The Herald)

Press Articles

Click here to view Jamie's latest feature in the Herald 10 October 2008 Click here to view the artist's profile featured in the Herald 31 March 2007

Click here to view an article on the Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards in March 2007

Click here to view "Rising Star" article in Scotland on Sunday in October 2006

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"Streams of light" - Atmospheric lochs, seascapes and river cities, October 2008 - best ever selling exhibition

"Limited Editions" - Perfect for Christmas gifts

"Serenity" - Ethereal vistas of Edinburgh July 2008, sell-out success


"Paintings for sale"

"Interest Free Instalment Plan" - Now available

"Contact the Artist"

"Streams of light" - Atmospheric lochs, seascapes and river cities
Friday 10th - Saturday 18th October 2008
The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Jamie Primrose’s latest exhibition outperformed all past shows in terms of value of paintings sold over the exhibition week.

This collection included iridescent beaches and spectacular sunsets around Tyninghame, Yellowcraigs, Seacliff and The Bass Rock in East Lothian. From the west coast of Scotland there were also dramatic, moody watery vistas and breathtaking seascapes looking towards Lismore and Ardnamurchan.

The artist’s ‘water’ theme continued with impressionistic cityscape scenes, including the early morning ripples and gleaming twilight reflections on the rivers and waterways of Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Venice. Additionally, due to high demand, a new collection of his highly sought-after Edinburgh winter sunsets behind the city’s magnificent architecture were also on display.

Click here to view selected artworks from this exhibition

"Serenity" - Ethereal vistas of Edinburgh - sell-out success
Friday 4th - Saturday 12th July 2008
The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

"Serenity" featured over 50 breathtaking new oils and striking Indian inks of the capital.

Jamie’s trademark of capturing the unique changing light, atmosphere and colours from the sky onto the landscape is beautifully showcased in his work, as he focuses on winter light at its most dramatic and on the most transient, atmospheric times of day - sunrise and sunset.

In his highly sought-after ethereal cityscapes Jamie captured the early morning light and mist looking towards The Pentlands and rising over Arthur’s Seat and Calton Hill, and the tranquil shimmering dawn reflections on The Shore and The Water of Leith.

He also focused on the twinkling of the first evening lights against the bold silhouette of the city’s magnificent architecture and on vivid powerful sunsets in the evening winter sky. Towards twilight, he then epitomises the very last glimmers of light shining through towards some of the city’s finest iconic viewpoints and lesser-known spectacular vistas in both the Old and New Town - producing a wonderful serene quality to his original artworks.

Click here to view selected artworks from this exhibition

"Limited Editions" - Online Gallery Shop

Perfect for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, weddings or something special for your home, Jamie Primrose giclee prints are of the highest quality, are signed, numbered and proofed to perfection by the artist himself and are luxurious gift by the highly collectable artist.

Full range includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Venetian cityscapes, plus shimmering seascapes from the east and west coasts of Scotland.

These prints are self published and are currently not distributed anywhere else in the UK - they can be exclusively bought from the online gallery shop.

Jamie Primrose prints also beautifully complement corporate, retail and hospitality spaces. To discuss a potential order for a selection of prints for your business, please call Mari Primrose on 0131 558 2868.

Click here to view the exclusive Limited Editions online gallery shop


Jamie Primrose specialises in commissions in a variety of media for private and corporate clients, working from the location or from a photographic reference.

*** Jamie is now fully booked for commissions until Summer 2009, but is currently welcoming bookings for after this date***

Whatever your favourite experience, memory or location - from the early morning mist rising over the Highlands or the street where you live, to the rolling Tuscan hills and vineyards, or the crisp, snow-capped peaks of the South Island in New Zealand... an unique original painting can be created for your home, office or as a gift for someone on their birthday or anniversary.

Paintings for sale

All paintings displayed on this website are for sale, unless specified as SOLD. If you are interested in any of the paintings, please contact Mari Primrose on 0131 558 2868 to discuss price and availability, or alternatively please fill out your details and Mari will contact you, or email


Paintings from past solo exhibitions and available stock
Click here to view the paintings

Interest Free Instalment Plan available
We offer an interest free payment scheme for clients if required for purchases over £500. Clients are able to spread the cost of the artwork over a 4 - 6 month period.

If you are interested in purchasing a painting on the website by this instalment plan please email Mari Primrose to discuss your requirements

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