Alan McGowan

My work is about trying to capture the energy of the sitter, using the expressive qualities of paint while working from life. The portrait is of artist Jamie King whose work often features portraiture and mental health issues.

I studied at Edinburgh College of Art, and have exhibited throughout the UK, participating in the BP Portrait Awards exhibition, the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year and the Threadneedle Figurative Art exhibition.  I have published two books of figure drawing ‘The Language of the Body’ (2012) and ‘Unstill Life’ (2017).

All images ©Alan McGowan

SPA 2017 Exhibition, Jaimie King 100 x 80 cm   Oil on board    £3,200.

Other work outside the Scottish Portrait Awards