John Kingsley

 

Born in Glasgow in 1956, John studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1973-77 under Dr David Donaldson, James D. Robertson and Geoffrey Squire.

 

Since that time he has exhibited with the RSA, RGI, RSW and PAI and served as a council member Paisley Art Institute for 15 years. In 1999 John was awarded the Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute.

 

He was a finalist at the Hunting Art Prizes in London on 5 occasions, his work receiving the award of being Highly Commended in 1996. Among other awards he won the Paisley art Institute  Prize in 2003, the Reid Kerr College award for Painting in 2006 and the CFAG award in 2008 at the PAI.

John has exhibited widely throughout the UK, in particular in London where he is represented by Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts and with the Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton, at the John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh and most recently with the Fraser Gallery, St Andrews as well as at many art fairs.

His work features in the collections of HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Tommy Hilfiger, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Dundas & Wilson, Sara Lee UK and Mactaggart&Mickel among many others and internationally in France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Sweden, Lebanon, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, and USA.

 

1956 Born Glasgow, Scotland

1973-77 Glasgow School of Art Graduated DA in Drawing and Painting

One man Shows

1987  Inn on the Green, Glasgow

1989       “

1991       “

1993  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

1994  Macauley Gallery, Stenton

1995  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

1998      “

2000  Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

          The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

2003  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

2004  Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

          The John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

2005  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

2006  Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

2007  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

          ,Edinburgh Festival, English Speaking Union, Edinburgh

2008 Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

2010  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

          Fraser East, Fraser Gallery, St. Andrews

          John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh

2011  Fraser Gallery, St. Andrews

2012  The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton 

Two Man Exhibitions

1995  John Kingsley  / Anne Gordon

          Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

1998  John Kingsley  / Clive McCartney

          Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

Selected Exhibitions

1985  3 Viewpoints, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

1987  Metro Gallery, Glasgow

1988  McLellan Gallery, Glasgow

          Christmas exhibition, Kingfisher gallery, Edinburgh

1989  Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie

1990  Group Exhibition, Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

          Solstice Gallery, Edinburgh

1992  A Colourful Tradition RGI artsists,

          Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

          Mixed Exhibition, Macauley Gallery, Stenton

          Group Exhibition, Edinburgh gallery, Edinburgh

1993  Hung Expo, Budapest International Contemporary Art Fair

          with Richard Demarco Foundation

1994  Art 94, Business Design Centre, London

          Art Expo, Jacob Javits Centre, New York

2006  Three Scottish Painters, The John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

2009  Not the Chelsea Flower Show, Gullane Gallery

          Cowal Open Studios, Argyll

2010 Gullane Masters, Gullane Gallery

2012 John Kingsley and Michael Clark, Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

          

John E. Kingsley also exhibits with the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Scottish Society for Painters in Watercolour, Paisley Art Institute and at Art Fairs in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow (through galleries).

Awards and Prizes

1991   William Bowie Landscape Prize, Paisley art Institute

1992   Mary Armour Award, Paisley Art Institute

1998   Arnold Clark Prize, Paisley Art Institute

2003   Paisley Art Institute Award

2006   Reid Kerr College Award for Painting

2008   Contemporary Fine Art gallery Eton Award, Paisley Art Institute

2011   Plein Air Prize, Paisley Art Institute

2011   Glasgow Art Club Award, Paisley Art Institute

Finalist Hunting art Prizes, London: 1989, 1993, 1999 and 2000

Highly Commended in 1996

1999   Awarded the Diploma of Paisley Art Institute

Teaching  (1978 – 97)

Full and part-time teacher of art at North Kelvinside Secondary School, Glasgow and King’s Park secondary School, Glasgow

Works in Collections

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Tommy Hilfiger, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Argyll and Bute District Council, Dundas and Wilson, Mactaggart & Mickel, Albert Fisher PLC, Sara Lee UK, Glenisla Group, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.

Works in Private Collections

Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Sweden, Lebanon, Australia, Canada, Malaysia and USA.

 

Publications

CD Album cover Oil  Painting: ‘On the Wire’ Ardentjohn 2009 www.slowtrainrecords.co.uk

Bibliography

Scottish Painters, 1600 to the  present, by Paul Harris and Julian Halsby, pp117 

   

  

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