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Ian Kinnear

Ian Kinnear
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Painting has been a constant and developing passion in which I am increasingly absorbed. Inspiration still comes from trips to the islands around Scotland, as well as further afield in Italy and Australia and closer to home in the more gentle rural landscape of the fields and hills around my studio here in Angus.
Landscape has been the starting point and stimulus for much of my painting.
Over time the work has become more abstracted from the topographical to communicate the sense of history or the mood of the subject.
Having graduated in 1965 in Drawing and Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art I was awarded a David Murray Studentship from the Royal Academy Schools in London which afforded me an extended time to explore landscape painting in Barra in the Western Isles.

Elected Member RSW 2018

2015 'Commended' Winter Exhibition, Meffan Gallery Forfar
2009 Second Prize, Annual Exhibition, Meffan Gallery Forfar
1998 £500 Purchase Prize Annual Exhibition, Meffan Gallery
1965 David Murray Studentship, Royal Academy Schools

Aberdeen Art Gallery (ceramics)
Angus Council Collection
Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

2018 RSW Annual Exhibition Edinburgh
2018 'On a Small Scale' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2018 'Christmas Exhibition' Union Gallery Edinburgh
2018 'Even More Alchemy' Tatha Gallery Newport
2018 'Fur and Feathers' Fotheringham Gallery Bridge of Allan
2018 RSW Annual Exhibition Meffan Gallery Forfar
2018 'New Works' Union Gallery Edinburgh. Two Person Show
2018 'Not As it Seems' Tatha Gallery Newport Fife
2017 'On a Small Scale' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2017 RSW Annual Exhibition Lillie Gallery Milnagavie
2017 Larks Gallery Ballater Aberdeenshire
2017 RSW 136th Annual Exhibition Edinburgh
2016 'On a Small Scale' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2016 RSW 5th Annual Open Exhibition Meffan Gallery
2016 Spring Exhibition Tolquhon Gallery Edinburgh
2015 'On a Small Scale' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2015 RSW 135th Annual Winter Exhibition Edinburgh
2015 Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2015 RSW Annual Exhibition Edinburgh
2014 RSW Annual Summer Exhibition Meffan Gallery Forfar
2014 VAS Members Exhibition Peebles
2013 RSW Annual Exhibition Edinburgh
2013 VAS Annual Exhibition
  • Ian Kinnear
  • 'Iris
  • Acrylic
'Arrangement for Violin'
  • Ian Kinnear
  • 'Arrangement for Violin'
  • Acrylic
'Winter Vegetable Garden'
  • Ian Kinnear
  • 'Winter Vegetable Garden'
  • Acrylic
'Grey Licht'
  • Ian Kinnear
  • 'Grey Licht'
  • Acrylic
'Enclosed Espalier'
  • Ian Kinnear
  • 'Enclosed Espalier'
  • Acrylic
  • Ian Kinnear
  • 'Appaloosa'
  • Acrylic