Welcome & thank you for visiting Jamie Primrose's website.

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, 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 the 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).

LATEST NEWS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Don't miss "Shimmering Light" - a beautiful new showcase of over 50 glistening North Edinburgh original oil paintings...

From ponds and pathways in Inverleith Park and The Royal Botanic Garden to shorelands of The Forth (including Newhaven, The Shore and Portobello Beach to the east, then to Cramond and The Forth Bridges to the west).

Friday 4th - Saturday 12th June 2021

The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

N.B. Please see below for your Preview Day appointment in advance. Or drop in, browse and enjoy at any time during the exhibition thereafter (no appointment necessary).

Shimmering Light:

Fascinated by the transient nature of light, Primrose has always been drawn to capture North Edinburgh, where he grew up, was schooled and where he now paints daily from his studio.

He beautifully conveys luminosity, colour and atmosphere within his stunning work, focusing on intricate, personal childhood depictions, whilst offering an authentic essence of this locality today. His oils evoke a deep familarity and emotional connection with their motifs, whilst offering a fresh outlook and uplifting sense of joy to the viewer.

Firstly, the collectable artist depicts gorgeous, seasonal (spring,autumnal and wintry) light impressions dancing through the natural elements of Inverleith Park and The Botanics (well-walked spots) a haze of ever-changing colour. From casting patterns through the trees onto their pathways, he features serene shimmers on their sparkling ponds in the early morning and late afternoon.

Continuing his water theme along The Water of Leith, the talented painter leads us on a delighful tour (remembering childhood walks) from the Colonies to beyond The Dean Village, expertly portraying tranquil ripples. Likewise, then onto the crytal-clear, silent sheen of stillness on The Shore in Leith nearby, with light and shade on the surrounding architecture skilfully crafted in his glorious depictions at sunrise.

Then heading eastwards to further coastal shorelands of the Forth, in his work Jamie evokes fond memories around Newhaven Harbour with vibrant sweeping cloud formations above the lighthouse and boats gently bobbing in the bay. Next Portobello Beach at dawn and dusk offers magnificent, dreamy skies with gleaming watery reflections.

Moving westwards, the shore at Cramond is bathed in a sparkling, wintry play of light, with delighful, soft ochre and umber hues. Finally, the iconic Forth Bridges are strikingly portrayed from the north and south, with fiery sunsets creating sensational reflections on its iridescent sands below.

These superb artworks highlight Primrose's ongoing passion for North Edinburgh - which are not to be missed.

**Click here to view the new "Shimmering Light" collection**

Exhibition Details:

Opening Preview Day:
Friday 4th June, 11am - 8pm

Book your Appointment:

You are warmly invited to get in touch to book a half-hour appointment space (on the hour or half hour) between the opening times above on our Privew Day. Let us know your preferred time and how many are in your party.

Please contact Mari Primrose
e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

N.B.We will confirm your booked appointment time back to you before the show.

Exhibition - Open for Walk- ins: (no appointment necessary)

Saturday 5th June, 11am - 5pm
Sunday 6th June, 11am - 5pm
Monday 7th June, 11am - 6pm
Tuesday 8th June, 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 9th June, 11am - 6pm
Thurday 10th June, 11am - 6pm
Friday 11th June, 11am - 6pm
Saturday 12th June, 11am - 5pm

From Saturday 5th - 12th June you are welcome to walk in without an appointment - just drop in, browse and enjoy. For a wonderful visit, all expected safety measures will be in place as per governemnt guidelines at the time.

The Dundas Street Gallery
6a Dundas Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6HZ

...

***New Shimmering Light video just out***

Shimmering Light - Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

ii.RECENT OLD TOWN/MEADOWS COLLECTIONS (2020)

"Ethereal Silence" is a stunning showcase of over 50 Edinburgh oil paintings of The Meadows, The Old Town & vibrant city skies - created in winter 2020.

"Ethereal Silence"

With no access to his Edinburgh artist's studio during lockdown in Spring 2020, Jamie took to visiting nearby locations on walks from his Marchmont home with his family. Thankfully, with such a beautiful, deserted sculptural landscape of parklands, hills and streets on his doorstep, he was inspired to create his wonderful 'Ethereal Silence' collection once back in his studio in summer/autumn 2020.

His original oil paintings celebrate the silent tranquillity and splendour of Edinburgh, highlighting the city's unique light, stunning architecture and the richness of seasonal changes from his favourite local lockdown locations.

From new flourishes of soft pink Spring cherry blossom, warm autumnal shades and sparkling winter snow in The Meadows, to characterful Old Town streets at night and iconic Princes Street Gardens by day...to vivid, fiery city skies from Calton Hill and breathtaking sights in and around Arthur's Seat.

**Click here to view the new "Ethereal Silence" collection**

N.B. Selected paintings are still available - please get in touch (see contact details below) to find out more.

- We offer free hand-delivery personally by the artist in/near Edinburgh, or free UK shipping on all our originals(for a limited time).
- Outwith our exhibitions, artworks on this website are available to buy from us all year round.
- We can send you prices, images by email, videos or show you 'in person' (distanced) on request.

For painting enquiries, please contact Mari Primrose
e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

***New Interactive 3D tour of Jamie's latest "Ethereal Silence" collection at The Dundas Street Gallery in November 2020***

***2020 TO VIEW **

"Reflections in The Meadows "

In the first of a short series of Edinburgh Spring 2020 lock-down videos, Jamie explored the vivid and ethereal spring blossom of The Meadows, Edinburgh. He talks about his inspiration from the surrounding area that forms the starting point for his 'Ethereal Silence' oil painting collection, that was on show in November 2020 at The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh.

Reflections in the Meadows - Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

"Captivating Old Town"

The second in a series of lockdown videos, Jamie explored Edinburgh's characterful Old Town streets from sunrise to sunset, and the iconic splendour of Princes Street Gardens in the heart of the city.

Captivating Old Town - Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

FURTHER NEWS

...

iii.PAST ORIGINAL OILS COLLECTIONS

A. "Moments in Time" - a special '15th Anniversary' retrospective collection of over 60 outstanding oil paintings - shimmering seascapes and waterscapes (captured 2004-2019).

Although best-known for his sought-after Edinburgh cityscapes, Primrose marked 15 years to the month since he presented his very first solo collection at The Dundas Street Gallery, by showcasing an amazing retrospective in Summer 2019. This collection featured a variety of destinations with the focus on the theme of ephemeral light impressions glistening onto water, which has always been a recurring motif in his acclaimed work. As this was an extensive collection, a suite of gorgeous artworks from favourite locations - from East Lothian beaches and West coast watery vistas, to timeless Venice, The French Riviera and The Thames in London) - are still available to enjoy and purchase.

Firstly close to his home in the Scottish capital, he exquisitely features nearby 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.

Next 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.

N.B. Continuing with his continental theme, Primrose also offers a lovely series of rolling hillsides and olive trees in Tuscany (focusing on the impressive spires of the medieval village of San Gimignano near Siena).

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 rapidly. Jamie is a master at wonderfully capturing luminosity, colour and atmosphere in his trademark style.

(This collection is available to view online and in person if you wish - please get in touch for details).

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

Fabulous Limited Edition Prints - ideal for gifts and for 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 to mark a special occasion for your loved ones, friends or colleagues - a birthday, anniversary, wedding, Christening, housewarming, retirement present. It could feature a favourite location or as a memento for a special time of fond memories or happy times in the past perhaps.

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

PAST NEWS

"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 Jamie's largest ever collection of new atmospheric oils and Indian inks of Edinburgh to date.

These sought-after works celebrated his 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, in normal times viewings 'in person' can usually take place all year round in the artist's Edinburgh studio and in private homes and offices. Currently, we are naturally working within Scottish Governement guidelines and we are happy to send you prices, images by email, or allow you to view any favourite artworks 'virtually' or show 'in person' - distanced (but not in your home or the artist's studio).

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 taking on a series of commissions for January 2021 (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

For when you and your staff (are able) to return to work fully in the future - 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.

***View our Jamie Primrose Privacy Notice here***

2020 Jamie Primrose, Scotland. All images and text copyright of Jamie Primrose and all rights are reserved. Please do not reproduce, copy, manipulate or transfer images featured on this website or on the Jamie Primrose Limited Editions Online Gallery Shop, without first seeking permission from the artist.