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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, 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 and 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).



Don't miss "Winter impressions" - a stunning new showcase of over 50 snowy, glistening paintings of The Old Town, The Meadows, Arthur's Seat and Harlaw Reservoir.

**"Winter impressions" collection now live**

Winter impressions

Captivated by the ephemeral nature of light at sunrise and sunset, Jamie offers gorgeous, glistening winter light and snow on Edinburgh's sculptural landscape in his new collection. His first series of stunning new oils features bursts of light through the trees, icy reflections and serene shadows dancing on the undulating snowy parklands and pathways of The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links. These depict a delightful impressionistic palette by the collectable artist - his emotional response to the light and shade, unique atmospheric, magical silence and delicate hues.

Next, his tranquil snowy vistas continue into The Old Town - including the Grassmarket, the Vennel and colourful Victoria Street with further characterful, wintry twilight nocturnes in and around the Royal Mile and Edinburgh University. This burst of colour is then juxtaposed with a selection of atmospheric black and white Indian inks on paper of The Old Town, which offer a striking, detailed illustration of Edinburgh's majestic architecture - from dark haunting moodiness to crisp, clear uplifting light in the heart of winter.

Alongside these skilful monochrome studies, Jamie also showcases his vast captivating skylines from a number of city vantage points - Calton Hill, Castlehill, plus in and around the crags of Arthur's Seat.

Finally, continuing his wintry landscape theme, for the very first time the talented artist explores Harlaw Reservoir in the foothills of the Pentlands, with inspiring, shimmering scenes, following snowfall. Viewing the sunlight streaming onto the tranquil sparkling water and the pleasing sculptural form of the hills lying peacefully beyond beautifully refreshes the soul and completes this evocative new collection, which is not to be missed.

Come along to discuss a potential commission personally with the artist too.

In addition to these original works on offer, a gorgeous selection of exclusive, similarly-themed wintry limited edition prints are also on display to enjoy and buy during the exhibition.

ii.FABULOUS LIMITED EDITION PRINTS - ideal for Christmas, birthdays, retirements, graduation 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 - at Christmas, for 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.

iii.Luminous Haze:

The Botanics and Inverleith Park to the north of Edinburgh and The Meadows to the south are locations which are, very close to Primrose's heart. These areas have become deep-rooted in his psyche either from childhood or the current day - his astute awareness of their pathways and subtle seasonal changes in the surrounding natural elements often highlighted in his magnificent work.

In his last collection (June 2022) firstly in The Botanics, he showcases the glistening pond in the late afternoon alongside natural motifs, with the trees rich in abundant colour in autumn. Onto Inverleith Park, he captures emerald green, ochre and umber tones, highlighting dancing shadows on the pathways.

This is followed by shimmering reflections on Inverleith Pond - the captivating city skyline beyond with sweeping clouds at sunrise and sunset. Then venturing along The Water of Leith nearby, he expertly portrays the Colonies in both a burst of glowing sunlight at dawn and vibrant tones at dusk.

The talented painter's seasonal theme continues onto The Meadows - with glorious autumnal sunlight streaming through the trees and rich, warm shades glowing in the early morning and late afternoon. To finish, he offers a gorgeousvspring awakening of delicate cherry blossom oils in an ephemeral, luminous haze, with the pathways beautifully depicted with soft pink flourishes. These gorgeous artworks highlight Primrose's skill in portraying natural elements, which evoke a magical emotional connection and bring joy to those who love these locations.

** Click here to view "Luminous Haze" - spring and autumn in The Meadows, Inverleith & The Botanics**

iv.EVOCATIVE SKIES (November 2021)

In Primrose's last seascape collection (Nov 2021) he encapsulates the dream-like quality of passing, ephemeral clouds and glorious streams of light reflecting onto the sea and iridescent sands, in a gorgeous suite of glistening East Lothian beaches, evoking blissful childhood memories. From Yellowcraig, Seacliff, Longniddry, North Berwick and Tyninghame, including Bass Rock - these uplifting cloudscapes draw the viewer in and delightfully depict the ever-changing drama and play of light above the sparkling, tranquil shores.

**Click here to view 'Evocative Skies' - glistening East Lothian clouds and seascapes**


"Shimmering Light" is Primrose's recent marvellous collection of original oil paintings...from shorelands of The Forth (including Newhaven, The Shore and Portobello Beach to the east, then to Cramond and The Forth Bridges to the west).

Jamie focuses on intricate, personal childhood memories, whilst offering an authentic essence of these shimmering seascapes 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 to begin with, Primrose depicts the crystal-clear, silent sheen of stillness on The Shore in Leith, with light and shade on the surrounding architecture skilfully crafted in his glorious depictions at sunrise.

Then heading eastwards to the coastal shorelands of the Forth, in his work he 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 on its iridescent sands.

Moving westwards, the shore at Cramond is bathed in a sparkling, wintry play of light, with soft ochre and umber hues. Finally to finish off, the iconic Forth Bridges are strikingly portrayed from the north and south, with fiery sunsets creating sensational reflections and breathtaking vistas.

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

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

***Shimmering Light video***

Shimmering Light - Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.


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

A."Reflections in The Meadows"

In the first of a short series of Edinburgh Spring 2020 lock-down videos during the covid-19 pandemic, 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.

B."Captivating Old Town"

The second in his 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.




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

In Summer 2019, 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. 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. This was an extensive collection, a suite of gorgeous artworks from favourite locations outwith Scotland - from timeless Venice, The French Riviera and The Thames in London - a selection of these oils 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.

As a starting point the acclaimed painter offers 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**


"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 40 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 (we can bring any favourite, specific chosen artworks to your house or workplace, for you to have a closer look). We are also happy to send you prices and images by email.

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 2022 (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.

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