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Ken McClymont

Ken McClymont
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After countless formative year visits to Kelvingrove (the ship models, the Colourists, the Glasgow Boys), to finish each trip with a good gander at the Dali, eventually at 11 years of age I travelled through parts of Europe with my Granny, culminating in witnessing the The Night Watch by Rembrandt (What!?). Going to live music concerts (Bowie, Roxy, Greenslade et al) then it was time to study something, Design, Art, Theatre? Art, but then The Night Watch, the colours of Keukenhof and three days theatre in a foreign language in Oberramergau in 1970, were always with me and still are as is, the music of my early years. The effect that that trip, my education, my close friends, have had on me, led me to where I am and why I painted this piece and the rest of my work. The continual music and colours in my life inspire me. I realised later that my encounter with Rembrandt was to start other friendships with writers, actors, artists, colours, lines, chords, dischords and musicians – some of whom I never meet, yet they play a very important and influencing role in the development of my work and me.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland 1977 - 1982


Post-Diploma in Art & Design (Fine Art) Commended 1982

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award 1981

Diploma in Art & Design (Fine Art) 1981


Mind the Gap, Espace Culturel Leclerc, Gap, France 2018

Office de Tourisme, Forcalquier, France 2017

Rond Point!, Marie de Ville, Gap, France 2017

Rozel, Valaurie, France 2016

ArtHouse - Richmond Council Art Weeks 2016

ArtHouse - Richmond Council Art Weeks & Pop Up Exhibition 2015

1of1 Gallery, Teddington June 2015

Monthly Art Work & Sale shows in Ellery Hall, Sept-Dec 2014

ArtHouse - Richmond Council Art Weeks & Pop Up Exhibition 2014

More Work and Others New, 1of1 Gallery, Teddington September 2013

Riverside Studios, London June 2012

Oval House, Oval Theatre London April 2011

ArtHouse - Richmond Council Art Weeks 2008

Bliss – Angel, Islington, London 2001

Tron Theatre, Glasgow 1994

Henry’s Restaurant, Edinburgh 1985

Henry’s Restaurant, Edinburgh 1983


Jaune d’Or, l’Abattoir, Embrun, France 2017 (selected Group show)

Salon des Arts de la Ville d’Embrun, France 2017 (selected Group show)

Art Maze, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, Southbank, London Dec. 2015

United Society of Artists, Menier Gallery London Summer Exhibition May 2013

286 Gallery, Earls Court, London Christmas Exhibition Dec. 2012

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (selected by Albert Irvin RA) Mall Gallery, London Nov. 2012

Foss Fine Art, London (Group Show) July/August 2012

Skylark Gallery, Oxo Tower, South Bank, London Nov. 2012)

Gallery Croissant, Studio DVO, Brussels 2010

Flanders Expo, Ghent 2009

Gallery Croissant, Studio DVO, Brussels 2009

Diesel House, Kew, London - One Night Only Exhibition with Jane Harris 2008

ArtEast Temporary Gallery, London 1986

Hull Artists Associate Members Exhibition, Hull 1985

New Generation Artists – Edinburgh 1982

Scottish Young Contemporaries Touring – Scotland 1982

Royal Scottish Academy Watercolourists, Edinburgh 1981

Compass Gallery
ONCETHEREWASAWAY (1840 x 1840mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • ONCETHEREWASAWAY (1840 x 1840mm)
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MEMORIAL BRIDGE  (1840 x 1840mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • MEMORIAL BRIDGE (1840 x 1840mm)
  • Painting
A GEOMETRY OF SOULS (1840 x 1840 mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • A GEOMETRY OF SOULS (1840 x 1840 mm)
  • Painting
STAY (4 x 775 x 775 mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • STAY (4 x 775 x 775 mm)
  • Painting
WITHMYPLEASURE (1840 x 1840 mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • WITHMYPLEASURE (1840 x 1840 mm)
  • Painting
ANDWHENITOUCHYOU  (1840 x 1840 mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • ANDWHENITOUCHYOU (1840 x 1840 mm)
  • Painting
APRIMEPLACE (855 x 855 mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • APRIMEPLACE (855 x 855 mm)
  • Painting
THE LIFE OF STUFF (1210 x 930 mm)
  • Ken McClymont
  • THE LIFE OF STUFF (1210 x 930 mm)
  • Painting