Mark Mulholland

Born in Glasgow, I studied at Edinburgh College of Art. I won the John Kinross Scholarship to Florence (1993) and have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award (2014) and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2017).

Portrait of Tony Singh MBE portrays the chef in an asymmetrical composition of angled lines. He proudly, wears his kilt, customised by Scottish textile designer Jilli Blackwood. The fusion of cultures is evident in his persona and passion for Scottish and intercultural cuisine. I used colours that reflect the spices he uses; turmeric yellow in the sky harmonises with the chilli red of the turban and tartan.

SPA 2017 Exhibition,  Portrait of Tony Singh MBE,  56 x 86 cm,  Oil on board, Not for sale

Other work outside the Scottish Portrait Awards