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ALLAN J ROBERTSON

SCOTTISH PAINTER + PRINTMAKER

BIOGRAPHY

Allan J Robertson is a landscape painter, based in Edinburgh, Scotland -

Some years ago, he, changed his career to follow his aspirations.

He completed the Art Foundation Course at Leith School of Art before studying at Edinburgh College of Art from 2005-2009 gaining a BA (Hons) Painting & Drawing. Since then he has worked full time from his Edinburgh based studio. Robertson regularly contributes to group shows across the country.

His work is held in private collections in Scotland, Ireland, Germany, USA and Canada.

 

Robertson is interested in exploring architectural structures and foreshore.

 

He is drawn to the ambiguous spaces on the edge of the built environment where boundaries between civilization and nature, order and disorder, past and present have become blurred and indistinct and where overlooked landscapes of urban decay co-exist with the rural.

Robertson uses bold and heightened palettes to create atmospheric and intense paintings. He manipulates light and dark to contrast vast, intense skies and disquieting backdrops with detailed structural elements.

Different mediums and methods of applying paint are used to create the work. The techniques used to create the finished piece include dripping, layering and splashing paint, rubbing back into the paint, distressing the surface and utilising brushes and rags.

The resulting images are rich in texture and colour and evoke an intense sense of place.

 

 

 

ABOUT

PORTFOLIO

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PORTFOLIO

EXHIBITIONS

UP & COMING EXHIBITION 

FEBRUARY --  2024

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

 

POSTCARD EXHIBITION

3rd FEBRUARY– 2nd MARCH -- 2024

Roger Billcliffe Gallery

185b Bath Street

Glasgow,

Scotland, G2 4HU

THE WINTER COLLECTION

NOVEMBER 2023 - JANUARY 2024

Roger Billcliffe Gallery

185b Bath Street

Glasgow,

Scotland, G2 4HU

WINTER EXHIBITION

NOVEMBER 2023 -- JANUARY 2024

Graystone Gallery

52 Hamilton Place,

Stockbridge,

Edinburgh EH3 5AX

 

ANGUSALIVE MEFFAN WINTER SHOW 

11th NOVEMBER 2023 – 8th JANUARY - 2024

West High Street
Forfar, Angus

Scotland, DD8 1BB 

 

BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW 

10th - 19th NOVEMBER 2023

See Some Of Scotland's Leading Contemporary Artists

The Lemond Gallery

4 Thorn Road 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

 

ALBION "OPEN STUDIOS"

4th - 5th NOVEMBER 2023

Albion Road Wasps Artists’ Studios
Leith
EH7 5QZ

TENTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION 

7th OCTOBER 2023 -- 28th JANUARY 2024

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

 

THE SCOTTISH PRIZE for FINE ART

7th -- 11th NOVEMBER 2023

The Glasgow Arts Club

185 Bath St,

Glasgow G2 4HU

COMBAT STRESS 

SECRET POSTCARD AUCTION

6th -- 21st OCTOBER 2023

Combat Stress,

Tyrwhitt House,

Oaklawn Road,

Leatherhead,

Surrey, KT22 0BX

10 x 10  -- 1st ANNIVERSARY SHOW

18th SEPTEMBER -- 30th OCTOBER 2023

Roger Billcliffe Gallery

185b Bath Street

Glasgow,

Scotland, G2 4HU

 

SUMMER EXHIBITION

24th JUNE --  17th SEPTEMBER 2023

Fidra Fine Art

7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street),

Gullane, East Lothian,

Scotland, EH31 2AD

 

SUMMER EXHIBITION

9th JUNE -- 23rd JULY 2023

Graystone Gallery

24 Portland Place

Leith,

Scotland, EH6 6LA

 

BIG SUMMER SHOW 

9th -- 18th JUNE 2023

See Some Of Scotland's Leading Contemporary Artists

The Lemond Gallery

4 Thorn Road 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

 

SUMMER -- EXHIBITION 

3rd JUNE -- 3rd OCTOBER 2023

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

 

134th PAISLEY ART INSTITUTE ANNUAL EXHIBITION

20th MAY -- 25th JUNE 2023

Maclaurin Art Galleries,

Rozelle Estate,

Monument Rd.,

Ayr

Scotland, KA7 4NQ

 

WATER of LEITH, WATER of LIFE

10th MARCH - 22nd APRIL - 2023

Graystone Gallery

24 Portland Place

Leith,

Scotland, EH6 6LA

 

POSTCARD EXHIBITION

JANUARY  – FEBRUARY– 2023

Roger Billcliffe Gallery

185b Bath Street

Glasgow,

Scotland, G2 4HU

WINTER EXHIBITION

DECEMBER 2022 –JANUARY – 2023

ARTeries Gallery

425 Great Western Road

Glasgow,

Scotland, G4 9JA

ANGUSALIVE MEFFAN WINTER SHOW 

NOVEMBER 2022 –JANUARY - 2023

West High Street
Forfar, Angus

Scotland, DD8 1BB 

WINTER EXHIBITION

NOVEMBER 2022 - JANUARY - 2023

Fidra Fine Art

7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street),

Gullane, East Lothian,

Scotland, EH31 2AD

ALBION EXPO 2022 "OPEN STUDIOS"

NOVEMBER

Albion Road Wasps Artists’ Studios
Leith
EH7 5QZ

BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW 

NOVEMBER 2022

See Some Of Scotland's Leading Contemporary Artists

The Lemond Gallery

4 Thorn Road 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

WINTER -- EXHIBITION 

OCTOBER 2022 -- JANUARY 2023

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

133rd PAISLEY ART INSTITUTE ANNUAL EXHIBITION

OCTOBER -- DECEMBER 2022

Glasgow Art Club

185 Bath Street

Glasgow G2 4HU

BIG ART SHOW, PAISLEY

AUGUST -- NOVEMBER 2022

@artdeptpaisley

2 - 10 Causeyside Street

Paisley PA1 1UQ

SUMMER -- EXHIBITION 

JUNE-- OCTOBER 2022

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

 

BIG SUMMER SHOW 

JUNE - JULY 2022

See Some Of Scotland's Leading Contemporary Artists

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

 

SPRING EXHIBITION 

APRIL - MAY 2022

The Torrance Gallery

36 Dundas Street

Edinburgh, EH3 6JN.

SPRING -- EXHIBITION 

2022

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

298 Portobello High Street,

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

"OPEN STUDIOS"

NOVEMBER 2021

Albion Road Wasps Artists’ Studios
Leith
EH7 5QZ

MIXED WINTER EXHIBITION

NOVEMBER 2021 -  FEBRUARY 2022

Fidra Fine Art

7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street),

Gullane, East Lothian,

Scotland, EH31 2AD

WINTER EXHIBITION
NOVEMBER 2021 -  JANUARY 2022

The Torrance Gallery

Edinburgh, EH3 6JN.

BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW 

NOVEMBER 2021 

See Some Of Scotland's Leading Contemporary Artists

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

BIG SUMMER SHOW 

JUNE 2021

The Lemond Gallery 

Bearsden Glasgow, G61 4PP

 

A STEP FORWARD  -- ONWARDS - 2021

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

Portobello,

Scotland, EH15 2AS

MIXED SPRING EXHIBITION

MARCH - MAY - 2021

Fidra Fine Art,

Gullane, East Lothian,

Scotland, EH31 2AD

WINTER MIXED EXHIBITION 

NOV - 2020 -- FEB - 2021

The Velvet Easel Gallery 

Portobello, UK

EXHIBITIONS

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Allan J Robertson

WASPS Studios

Albion Business Centre

Unit 7a

78 Albion Rd

Edinburgh

EH7 5QZ

 

allanjrobertson@blueyonder.co.uk

 

TEL: +44 (0)131 332 2087
M: 0774 819 5953

 

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