Gordon Irving - Scottish Artist working and living in Ayr

Portrait of John Byrne - Acrylics
Portrait of Billy Connolly - Acrylics
Bag of Apples - Acrylics
Portrait of Mick Jagger - Oils on canvas - 60"x40"
Ballerina - Acrylics - 12"x12"


Gordon Irving

I have painted all my life and over the last 3 years, throughout a challenging period of changes, I have produced a large number of works including portraits of rock icons, poets, playwrights, family and friends. I also paint surrealist works, still life, flowers and landscapes.
My easel is rarely empty and I work in various mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolour paints and watercolour pencils.
I play acoustic guitar and sing and jam regularly with other singer/guitarists. I have an eclectic taste in music and a particular love for the music of the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and Leonard Cohen.
I attended Newcastle College of Arts & Technology and at the University of Glasgow as part of my Joint Honours Degree in Theology, I studied History of Art gaining merit of exemption from final exams and an invitation to do an Honours Degree in History of Art.
Supplementary to my Art work I occasionally teach in schools and I have tutored in the classroom as a guest and practicing artist.

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Recent Exhibitions

The Green Heart Gallery, Ayr - Solo Exhibition - “Portraits and More” – October 2013
The Maclaurin Fine Art Exhibition, June - July 2013 - Rozelle Estate, Ayr
“Pop Goes the Easel” - Solo Exhibition - March to May 2013 - The Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
The Electric Brae Gallery, Summer Exhibition 2012 Croy, Ayrshire

Other Information

One of my portraits of Robert Burns will feature in a book on the poet alongside an 18th century portrait of Burns by Alexander Nasmyth. The book by writer Jerry Brannigan, is to be published next year, and includes research on a newly discovered Nasmyth painting of Burns worth an estimated £2m.

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