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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, just over a decade ago 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 & London, including his outstanding 10th Anniversary Exhibition at 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 and corporate commissions.

N.B. For more details on Primrose's background please scroll down after reading our latest news (see below).


***Diary Dates***

Don't miss "Sense of Place" - a stunning showcase of over 50 new oil paintings - Edinburgh waterscapes, shorelands of The Forth and East Lothian beaches.

Friday 8th - Saturday 16th June 2018

The Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

... "Sense of Place"

"Primrose has an incredible feel for the light of his native Edinburgh and in East Lothian"(Sunday Times)

Fascinated by the calming nature of water and with inspiration to capture fleeting light and glistening reflections, this much-anticipated new original oils collection focuses on soothing watery vistas. Primrose revisits specific meaningful locations, which evoke idyllic childhood memories in and around the Scottish capital and nearby coastlines.

From shimmering ponds in Inverleith Park and the Botanics, to shorelands of The Forth (including new oils of the three bridges) - Cramond, Newhaven, Leith and Portobello Beach, plus sweeping bays in East Lothian (at Yellowcraigs, Seacliff, Gullane, North Berwick and Tyninghame, including Bass Rock). N.B. See more details below.

Exclusive Opening Private Views:

Friday 8th June, 6pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 9th June, 11am - 5pm

Please come and enjoy fine wines, outstanding paintings (and limited edition prints) and meet the artist in the Dundas Street Gallery.

For exclusive private view invites,
RSVP to e: mari@jamieprimrose.com
t: 0131 446 9510 m: 07947 243 418

"Sense of Place"

In his first new mini series, Primrose features glistening ponds in Inverleith Park, The Royal Botanic Garden and surrounding parklands, nearby where he grew up in Trinity, Edinburgh. He beautifully highlights seasonal changes within his watery reflections - from soft hues of flourishing Spring blossom to rich autumnal tones from late afternoon onwards.

Next, with many walks as a child on the path from the Stockbridge Colonies along The Water of Leith and towards The Dean Village he expertly portrays tranquil shimmers, with streams of light and shade on the surrounding architecture just before sunset.

Meanwhile Primrose reminisces about an array of coastal shorelands of The Forth nearby - capturing warm, colourful skies over Cramond and Newhaven Harbour, whilst skilfully depicting still crystal clear waters in Leith.

For the very first time, he also captures amazing vistas of the three Forth Bridges from bays at North and South Queensferry towards last light - ranging from soft, delicate clouds to richer sunset skies and vibrant reflections beneath these iconic structures.

The best-selling artist then heads east to Portobello Beach, offering vivid wintry skies at dawn and dusk, with patterns of light and colour, plus silhouettes of the buildings beyond the promenade beautifully reflected in pools of water on the sand.

Finally, a visit to Primrose's favourite childhood weekend destination of East Lothian concludes this gorgeous, impressive new oil painting showcase - with breathtaking, sweeping bays and dramatic clouds over Yellowcraigs, Seacliff, Gullane, North Berwick and Tyninghame, including Bass Rock..an exhibition not to be missed.


New paintings go live online on Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Exhibition Week:

Friday 8th - Saturday 16th June 2018

The Dundas Street Gallery

6A Dundas Street

Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

Open: Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm


A."Serene Expressions"- the collectable artist's recent showcase of Edinburgh cityscapes - vivid skies and sparkling vistas (available to view online and in person - see more details further below).

In this recent collection, Primrose captures vibrant, dramatic winter sunsets from Calton Hill - overlooking the majestic architecture of the iconic Old Town, towards The Pentlands and north to Fife, plus beautiful views in and around Arthur's Seat with its luminous lochs. This is followed by an evocative Meadows series with soft spring cherry blossom and autumnal emerald hues featuring uplifting glistening light through the trees. Finally, a wintry twilight series of timeless oils gives a wonderful snapshot of the characterful Old Town. (See more information further below).

***Click here to view the "Serene Expressions" collection***

B. "Tranquil Destinations" - the talented artist's recent showcase of continental original oil paintings - a glistening journey from London, Provence & The French Riviera to Italy - Liguria, Tuscany & Venice...

Enjoy this beautiful collection - a delightful departure from Primrose's sought-after Scottish works, created for Summer 2017.

With inspiration from summer light and holiday destinations on the continent, initially Primrose offers atmospheric shimmers on The Thames in London as a quick stopover before heading further South. Once in France he showcases verdant vineyards in Provence and sparkling seascapes and sunsets along The Riviera in and around Antibes. Then onto rolling hillsides and olive trees in Tuscany (focusing on the impressive spires of the medieval village of San Gimignano near Siena).

Finally, timeless Venice calls...with glorious glistening reflections at sunrise and sunset in and around The Grand Canal - St. Mark's Square and The Rialto. (See more information further below).

***Click here to view the "Tranquil Destinations" collection***

C. Gorgeous Italian limited edition prints from "Tranquil Destinations" (and more luxurious prints, ideal as memorable gifts for 2018, or showcase artworks for your home).

As a wonderful alternative to Primrose's investment original oil paintings... if you are looking for continental vistas to enjoy on a different price level, we have recently published an exclusive new series limited edition prints - a few highlights from the "Tranquil Destinations" collection.

In Italy, these include shimmering reflections in Venice, the vibrant village of Portofino along The Ligurian Coast and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. In London, you can marvel at vibrant sunset reflections and inspiring vistas along The Thames.

View these prints on our separate limited edition online gallery website here:

Serene Venice

Further Italian highlights

Ethereal London

N.B. We also have an exclusive range of over 100 prints including Scottish vistas - see more details below, or visit our separate limited editions online gallery shop.

***Click here to view the full Jamie Primrose limited editions collection on our online gallery shop and enjoy prints online***

Ai.Serene Expressions - (more from above)

Primrose is fascinated with the ephemeral nature of light - especially from late afternoon, throughout sunset and towards twilight when the quality of light, atmosphere, mood and colours intensify and change rapidly.

The acclaimed artist never tires of finding inspiration from the unique Scottish light and landscape of Edinburgh for his outstanding paintings, due to its breathtaking scenic and city views.

Initially in this recent painting collection he captures vibrant, dramatic winter sunsets and expressionistic skyscapes from Calton Hill overlooking the iconic Old Town, towards the Pentlands and northwards towards Fife. His bold brushstrokes and vivid, dramatic skies contrast beautifully with his skilfully intricate, figurative detail of The Scottish capital's majestic architecture below.

Next, Arthur's Seat provides a similar spectacular hill-top vantage point as Primrose offers impressive wintry vistas looking onto its luminous, lochs at Dunsapie, St. Margaret's and Duddingston.

He then continues to explore and portray an abundance of gorgeous natural motifs as he moves to The Meadows in Spring and Autumn. This evocative new series ranges from delicate bursts of soft, petal-pink Spring cherry blossom to autumnal emerald hues, plus richer, warmer ochre and umber tones - continually featuring uplifting, sparkling light glistening through the trees, creating dancing shadows.

Finally, following these highly collectable close-up natural studies, Primrose ventures nearby into the heart of the characterful Old Town. Inspired by a sense of Edinburgh's history, he beautifully captures some of the city's most iconic architecture in a striking, wintry twilight series of timeless oils - including The Grassmarket, Victoria Street, Candlemaker Row and St. Giles Cathedral.

A master at capturing "serene" snapshots of time in his outstanding work (with the changing light, colour and atmosphere), and creating his personal' "expression" of locations within Edinburgh (from a memory or sense of awareness), Primrose's oils convey to the viewer a gentle sense of soothing calm, delight, inspiration and enjoyment.

***Click here to view the "Serene Expressions" collection***

N.B. Viewing Original Paintings Direct with the artist - studio appointment or home visit.

There is currently a beautiful selection of these original works available at the moment.

If any of these paintings are of further interest (perhaps you are treating yourself, have a special occasion coming up, or are refurbishing at home and wish a showcase artwork to finish off a room), please get in touch (see contact details shortly below).

You are welcome to choose your favourite artworks (by title) from our website. If you are in Edinburgh (or the surrounding areas) we will happily arrange for you to see them in person for a closer look in the artist's Stockbridge studio by appointment (directions to be advised), or in your own home (ideal for trying different pieces out in situ and a personal visit by the artist) - when it's convenient for you shortly.

If you are elsewhere in the UK/around the world, we can supply you with sharp, high resolution images for your further consideration. We ship paintings within the UK and worldwide all the time. Please get in touch for more details and contact Mari Primrose, who is happy to help further and arrange this

e: mari@jamieprimrose.com

t: 0131 446 9510
m: 07947 243 418

Bi. "Tranquil Destinations" - (more from above)

Although best-known for his depiction of the spectacular Edinburgh landscape throughout the seasons and his sought-after city skyline paintings, Primrose made a delightful departure from his regular muse for Summer 2017.

Inspired by motifs from favourite holiday destinations and the gleaming luminescence of continental light in summertime, this collection showcases his illuminating interpretation of well-known or hidden magical vistas, primarily in France and Italy.

An outstanding, substantial body of work with over 50 stunning oil paintings, this commences initially with a fleeting snapshot of London (a location favoured as the best-selling painter, as he has lived there previously, and which now offers a regular holiday stopover, before he ventures further south).

With shimmering impressions at dawn and dusk along The Thames looking towards Westminster from different bridges, Primrose skilfully portrays transient, atmospheric light with the contrasting architecture of the City skyline beyond.

Onto a change of colour tones and warmth of France, this is followed by a leisurely meander through the rich, verdant countryside, vineyards and picturesque hill-top villages of Provence. Next, he offers a selection of breathtaking views from the headlands and high villages looking down towards the sparkling sea along the Cote d'Azure and vibrant sunsets skies - from Nice and The Bay of Cannes to Antibes.

For the first time ever, Primrose then captures glorious gems on The Italian Riviera around Portofino and the 'Cinque Terre' - an area of dramatic coastal scenery with colourful, characterful fishing villages and pastel-hued houses rising up from the Mediterranean along the Ligurian Coast.

Meanwhile further inland, soaking up the glistening sun, with its lush, flourishing hues in the rolling landscape and vineyards of Tuscany resplendent in mid-summer, Primrose focuses on the famous medieval village and imposing towers of San Gimignano near Siena - with impressive views from late afternoon towards sundown.

Finally, the timeless allure of Venice is the focus of the last series by the acclaimed artist - with a superb substantial series of atmospheric sunrise, evening and twilight showcase pieces with glistening light reflections onto the majestic architecture and waterways in and around The Grand Canal and St. Marks - brings this fabulous collection to a close.

***Click here to view the "Tranquil Destinations" collection***

Ci. Limited Edition Prints - (more from above)

Give a beautiful exclusive limited edition print as a meaningful, impressive art gift for special occasions.

We have an exclusive limited edition prints collection, which includes selected highlights from Primrose's past 'original' paintings - which we have then created and published as prints.

Our high quality prints make luxurious, memorable and thoughtful presents for a loved one, friend or family member, which would be treasured for years to come.

Our prints allow you to enjoy or gift Primrose's beautiful work on a different price level to his originals and these are sought-after artworks by the highly acclaimed Scottish painter.

These are individually 'made to order,' are proofed personally by the artist and come in editions of 195 for exclusivity, with a certificate of authenticity as a guarantee - either unframed or in a hand-crafted frame.

Stunning range of prints

As mentioned above (plus links), we have just created a beautiful new continental suite of prints from our recent "Tranquil Destinations" 2017 collection (including shimmering vistas of Venice, Portofino and Tuscany).

In addition to these, if you are looking for another type of artwork perhaps, we have a gorgeous collection of over 100 limited edition prints featuring gorgeous Scottish vistas - including our Edinburgh and East Lothian best-sellers.

You'll be sure to find a favourite new or inspiring artwork for your home or as a special gift.

Edinburgh: From Inverleith and Meadows Spring blossom, autumnal hues and wintry vistas, to striking Old Town monochromes, vivid city skylines and reflections on The Union Canal.

East Lothian: Then onto shimmering East Lothian beaches - Tyninghame, North Berwick and Bass Rock 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


"Reflections on a city" major 10th Anniversary Exhibition - an overwhelming success

In November 2013 Primrose celebrated his 10th Anniversary as an acclaimed artist 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 Primrose's largest ever collection of new atmospheric oils and Indian inks of Edinburgh to date.

These sought-after works celebrated Primrose's 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 30 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.

*Outwith our exhibitions, viewings 'in person' take place all year round in the artist's Edinburgh studio and in private homes and offices.

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 and landscapes and river cities, skylines and streets of Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Paris and Venice, plus many destinations further afield.

N.B. Primrose is now fully booked for new private and corporate commissions for 2018, but he is taking on a series of beyond this for January 2019.(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 décor 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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