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Ken McClymont


Greenock,United Kingdom


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Ok here goes. I studied Fine Art so I call myself an Artist. Through many, many years of being an artist (or calling myself one) I worked in a variety of jobs, as we do in order to pay bills, live, eat, pacify others. For that reason, I chose to most of the time paint what it was that I felt, something that isn't anywhere else...yet, something that wouldn't be reproducable by a machine, something that conveyed my emotions and what was my way of conversing with the world without words. My music, my visual language has grown and developed through the years. Looking at paintings and other artists for as long as I have has fuelled my imagination and theories about what makes a painting that contains skill, sincerity, honesty and integrity. If it has those properties it will hopefully have longevity. The physical presence of a well executed painting excites me. The battle and challenge to create these objects never fails to help me discover what's inside me. Some works were created at dark times in my life yet they are full of rich colour which surprises me. I look at my work and feel satisfied that these objects are visually succesful and should have a life long after mine has ended. I worked and work when called upon in the theatre too as a Director and Designer with predominately new plays (so very little money there too!) Hey, I'm alive and as far as I know I've not emotionally damaged anyone!

Pick me for these projects! :-

I enjoy a challenge. Most challenges give me an opportunity to develop new skills and ideas that excite me.

I'll sit these ones out :-

Painting pets!!!



Post Diploma (Commended) Fine Art,   Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art,   Dundee,   Scotland 1977-82


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award 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
One Person Exhibition,   NOT THE OLYMPIC RINGS 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 – Glasgow 1980,   1982
Royal Scottish Academy,   Edinburgh 1981,   1982,   1983

Worked with the following major brands:

SORAA (lighting) Commissioned a work for exhibition purposed which included Signwriting their Logo on the painting. 2019

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