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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 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).


***New online Summer collection coming soon...watch this space***

Don't miss "Enchanting Vistas" - our current stunning showcase of over 50 captivating Old Town scenes & sunset skylines of Edinburgh. This collection of beautiful new paintings is online and available to purchase from Jamie's Stockbridge studio by appointment right now - please see contact details below and get in touch.

**Click here to view the new "Enchanting Vistas" collection**

"Enchanting Vistas"

Focusing on the architectural heritage of Edinburgh's Old Town and the natural beauty of the landscape which surrounds it, Primrose presents his latest collection of painterly, colourful new oils and monochrome Indian inks.

With his obsession for capturing ephemeral Scottish light cascading over the city's architectural splendour, he highlights structures steeped in historical relevance - with the elegant majesty of the capital's iconic streets, monuments and landmarks throughout the seasons and at different times of the day from near and afar.

This is a gorgeous offering of both intricate and close-up detailed studies at dawn and dusk, to stunning, panoramic, fiery sunset skies from Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat with the bold, city silhouette beyond.

Enchanting Vistas (more detail about the paintings from above)

Indeed the sculptural landscape and outstanding architecture of historic Edinburgh is undeniably stunning and unique - a magical source of inspiration to many artists, writers and poets, past and present.

Primrose is equally enthralled, having been personally fascinated by the heritage and significance of 'Auld Reekie' since his childhood growing up in the capital.

On returning to the city 15 years ago (having been away for years since his schooldays) his obsession for capturing the transient Scottish light cascading over the city's architectural splendour throughout the changing seasons and at different times of the day has only intensified.

Firstly, in his new collection, with the skillful intricate mark making in his black and white Indian ink drawings, he captures structures steeped in historical relevance as he looks towards the Mound, Candlemakers Row, the Vennel, the Royal Mile and Victoria Street. These striking monochrome illustrations both contrast and complement his colourful, characterful suite of oils of similar and surrounding areas in the late afternoon and then onto twilight in a glorious series of wintry nocturnes.

Next, he depicts Princes Street Gardens in a lush, ephemeral, autumnal haze focusing on the Scott Monument and (for the first time) the newly refurbished Ross Fountain with magnificent views looking up towards the imposing Castle Rock (which is also beautifully portayed from many angles throughout this entire new collection).

Finally, the natural beauty surrounding the Old Town is breathtaking at sunset from on high - with sweeping, fiery skies beyond Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat (including the calm composition of Dunsapie and St. Margaret's Loch), the many elegant church spires and well-known landmarks creating the iconic city silhouette beyond.

Jamie's painterly oils and striking Indian inks exude a magical and timeless quality, confirming his personal fascination for Edinburgh's heritage and his everlasting passion for his home.

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 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

FURTHER NEWS ON RECENT ORIGINAL OILS COLLECTIONS (plus exclusive limited edition prints - ideal for luxurious Christmas gifts)

A. "Moments in Time" - a special '15th Anniversary' retrospective collection of over 60 outstading 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 (shimmering Scottish Firth of Forth seascapes, 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.

Close to his home in the Scottish capital - in this retrospective Primrose initially depicts the shorelands of the Firth of Forth, with 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 rapidly. Primrose 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**

B. Sparkling Hues - another recent collection by Jamie features seasonal vistas of The Meadows, and the Union Canal by Polwarth in Edinburgh. (This is also available to view online and in person too).

Although he often travels further afield for impressive landscapes, the best-selling painter continually draws inspiration for his work from nearby where he lives in the district of Marchmont, in the Scottish capital. He witnesses first-hand the visually breathtaking seasonal changes in The Meadows, whilst venturing along the peaceful, hidden walkways of The Union Canal close-by.

In a 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.

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

These collectable 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**

C. "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"

This recent breathtaking oils collection focuses on soothing parkland and watery vistas, revisiting specific meaningful locations, which evoke idyllic childhood memories for Jamie 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**

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***

E. Gorgeous Limited Edition prints - ideal for Christmas gifts and on 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 Christmas art gifts or a number of special occasions for your loved ones, friends or colleagues - 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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