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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).


To celebrate 20 years as a professional artist, Primrose presented three milestone retrospective exhibitions at The Dundas Street Gallery in 2023.

There will be more exciting exhibitions to see Jamie's work in person in 2024 - watch this space


i.CURRENT COLLECTION - 'Tranquil Reflections' (2024)

'Tranquil Reflections' is a stunning, soothing collection of over 60 original oil paintings and limited edition prints, featuring sparkling light on shimmering waterways in and around Edinburgh.

Firstly, in the north of the city, Jamie showcases beautiful seasonal vistas by Inverleith Pond and The Royal Botanic Garden Pond, along The Water of Leith, Newhaven Harbour delights, the crystal clear Shore and iridescent sands of Portobello Beach.

Secondly heading west, he depicts serene shores at Cramond and breathtaking fiery skies with sensational watery reflections by The Forth Bridges. Finally, to the south - he offers hidden gems along The Union Canal impressive panoramas over the three lochs in and around Arthur's Seat (Dunsapie and Duddingston), plus icy shimmers by Harlaw Reservoir in The Pentlands.

Tranquil Reflections (more detail about this collection)

With North Edinburgh in his psyche from his childhood and historical family connections to Leith (his great grandfather was the last Provost of Leith), Primrose initially captures gorgeous, gleaming ripples - 'tranquil reflections' on The Shore. His sought-after paintings and prints evoke a calming, still and serene mood for the viewer - the surrounding architecture resplendent in crisp, winter light.

Moving eastwards, his pastel impressionistic palette beautifully depicts soft, sweeping clouds over Portobello Beach at sunrise and sunset, with pools of water glistening along the bay beneath.

Continuing west along the Forth coastal shorelands, past Newhaven Harbour and the colourful boats by the lighthouse, Cramond gently calls - with pleasing vistas in warm ochre and umber shades looking towards the island from the rocky outcrop. Then onto a burst of vibrant sunset skyscapes over the iconic Forth Bridges nearby, with breathtaking, fiery crimson reflections below - Jamie's watery journey meanders on..

Next inland, the collectable painter focuses on his childhood playground of Inverleith Park and The Royal Botanic Garden (having grown up nearby in Trinity), which also serve as locations for quiet contemplation nowadays (nearby his Stockbridge artist's studio).

An abundance of rich autumnal and striking wintry natural motifs are portrayed in a stunning series, focusing on sparkling light in the early morning and late afternoon on the parklands and glistening ponds respectively. His seasonal palette encompasses gentle emerald tones, rich russet shades, plus light and shade.

Primrose's skilful depictions reveal his intricate awareness and love of these areas, similar to the pathway along The Stockbridge Colonies following The Water of Leith - from this schooldays.

Jamie's water theme continues to the South of Edinburgh, (nearby where he now lives), capturing evening ripples along The Union Canal - with hidden gems including Polwarth Church and the boathouse.

In contrast, Arthur's Seat (on high) offers vast well-known magnificent views and Jamie reveals its stunning, tranquil lochs around the crags (Dunsapie and Duddingston).

Similarly in The Pentlands, shimmers of sparkling cool icy blue winter's snow around Harlaw Reservoir is where this wonderfully diverse, yet beautifully cohesive collection culminates. Soothing, watery inspiration is certainly all around in Edinburgh.

New 'Tranquil Reflections' video now available to view

'Tranquil Reflections' by Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

**"Tranquil Reflections" collection now available to view click here**


If you would like a closer look at any specific original paintings in person, we offer viewing at Jamie's Stockbridge studio by appointment in January.February 2024 (weekdays, evenings and weekends), or we will happily bring artworks to show you in your home or office.

Please let us know if the titles of the pieces you're interested in and we can send images and prices in the first instance.

Please contact Mari Primrose, who is very happy to help.

e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

ii.PREVIOUS COLLECTION - 'Visions of Edinburgh'

Thursday 3rd - Thursday 10th August 2023

With his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut during his 20th Anniversary year, this is a stunning artistic 'ode' to the Scottish capital - Jamie's home city.

In a glorious collection of over 60 original oils, Indian inks and exclusive giclee limited edition prints, the highly collectable painter's passion for the city is unmistakable, as he explores his emotional relationship with its magnificent grandeur and sculptural landscape.

He makes an evocative statement about locations, which resonate from his childhood and over the last twenty years in Edinburgh:

From sparkling, evocative natural motifs in The Meadows (delicate spring pink cherry blossom to rich autumnal tones), to the atmospheric and characterful Old Town showcased in different lights, to vibrant sunset skylines overlooking the city from Arthur's Seat & Calton Hill.

N.B. If you love Edinburgh's heritage, sculptural landscape or natural splendour, you will love this Edinburgh Fringe collection.

Enjoy a video of these gorgeous artworks:

'Visions of Edinburgh' by Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

'Visions of Edinburgh' (more about the collection)

Firstly, while capturing the ever-changing light, Primrose focuses on Edinburgh's majestic Old Town - from the iconic architecture of the castle and the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens, to characterful surrounding streets including the Grassmarket, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile and Victoria Street.

Throughout his creative development over the past two decades, he offers these atmospheric vistas in different lights - striking monochrome, vivid colour, ethereal light, nocturnal clear winter twilight, and in shimmering snow - all stunning timeless snapshots, steeped in history and heritage to enjoy.

Next, in addition to close-up studies, the acclaimed painter demonstrates his astute skill in portraying vast skyline vistas looking across The Old Town from on high. In ephemeral light towards sundown, his series of vibrant, blood-red and vermilion sunsets from Calton Hill overlooking the bold silhouette of the city's Gothic spires is truly magnificent.

These vivid artworks complement similar spectacular panoramas and crimson clouds from nearby Arthur's Seat.

Finally moving onto The Meadows, in his impressionistic palette, he depicts evolving, seasonal natural motifs - with sparkling light dappling through delicate wisps of gorgeous pink spring cherry blossom and dancing shadows on the many parkland pathways in early morning and late afternoon.

From the last flourishing emerald haze of summer to the rich warm burnt gold, ochre and umber shades of autumn, his reflective artworks evoke a sense of serene calm and uplifting hope for the viewer.

**"Visions of Edinburgh" collection click here**

iii.PREVIOUS COLLECTION - 'Glistening Echoes'

Friday 9th - Saturday 17th June 2023

The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Although best-known for his ethereal Edinburgh cityscapes, 'Glistening Echoes' is a stunning destinations showcase, with over 60 oil paintings and limited edition prints from Jamie's many past creative trips abroad and closer to home, outwith the city.

From the powerful drama of Iguacu Falls in South America, abstract colour swathes in Mexico and Costa Rica (Central America), continental light along the French and Italian Riviera to timeless reflections in Venice, ethereal London, cloudscapes on the Scottish West Coast and tranquil, iridescent East Lothian beaches.

These diverse artworks depict memories of locations, which reinforce the talented artist's constant passion for capturing transient light onto shimmering water in his creative development (see more in depth collection details below).

Enjoy a video of these beautiful artworks:

'Glistening Echoes' by Jamie Primrose from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

**"Glistening Echoes" collection click here**


'Glistening Echoes' (more about the collection):

Starting furthest afield and heading towards home, firstly Primrose showcases stunning South American drama with the mighty and magnificent power of Iguacu Falls on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. This amazing spectacle is followed by a series of Central American abstract seascapes around Mexico and Costa Rica, offering glorious vivid swathes of rich colour in his wide brushstrokes - some of his earliest works as a professional artist.

From holidays on the European continent - as the collectable painter has continually been inspired through the years by the timeless waterways of Venice, he offers glistening late afternoon and sunset ripples, with light reflections on the Grand Canal and San Giorgio Maggiore, whilst depicting the surrounding majestic architecture.

Meanwhile, similarly elsewhere in Italy, the vibrant Cinque Terre villages and picturesque Portofino along the Ligurian Coast are also a colourful, inspiring highlight of his work. Next, the sparkling continental light in summer continues towards the French Riviera with its gleaming, aquamarine waters and warm sunset hues looking towards Antibes and Nice.

Closer to home back in the UK, with a nostalgic impression from Jamie's time spent working in London - a display of hazy, atmospheric nocturnes along the Thames at dawn and dusk expertly portray iconic, ethereal vistas of Tower Bridge, Westminster and views from the South Bank.

Similarly, the acclaimed artist's skilful interpretation of the dramatic, dark Scottish weather follows in his West Coast seascapes - with shafts of light glimmers bursting through ephemeral cloud formations looking towards Ardnamurchan, Lismore and Mull.

Finally, this gloriously diverse collection concludes with echoes of weekend walks from Jamie's childhood along shimmering East Lothian beaches in sparkling winter light. From moody abstract studies to soothing pastel tranquil reflections on the iridescent sands at Longniddry Bents, Yellowcraig, Seacliff, North Berwick and Tyninghame Beach, including Bass Rock, these seascapes reveal Jamie's fascination for capturing luminosity and atmosphere in his magnificent works.

A FURTHER RECENT COLLECTION TO ENJOY (see details and online link further below)

Artworks in/around Edinburgh:

iv.'Winter Impressions'

A beautiful showcase of over 50 snowy, glistening paintings of The Old Town, The Meadows, Arthur's Seat and Harlaw Reservoir...

Captivated by the ephemeral nature of light at sunrise and sunset, Jamie offers gorgeous, winter light and snow on Edinburgh's beautiful landscape. His first series of stunning 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 collection.

***View the exhibition video of 'Winter Impressions' at The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh in Winter 2022***

'Winter Impressions' by Jamie Primrose at The Dundas Street Gallery Winter 2022 from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.

***View a video, exploring the locations and inspiration behind the 'Winter Impressions' collection***

'Winter Impressions' - Jamie Primrose November 2022 from Jamie Primrose on Vimeo.


v.FABULOUS LIMITED EDITION PRINTS - ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, 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 - for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, Christening, housewarming, or retirement present. It could feature a favourite location or as a memento with 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 Yellowcraig, 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



***Interactive 3D tour of Jamie's 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.


'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 2024 and beyond (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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