Charles Jamieson studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1969-74, followed by further studies at the Texas Christian University at Fort Worth, Texas where he gained his MFA (Master of Fine Arts). Charles is a Scottish Artist known for his distinctive and intelligent use of colour, coupled with light and shade. He has played an active part in arts administration, co-founding the Aspect Painting Prize in 2003, and is a past president of Paisley Art Institute.
His paintings are very distinctive, intelligent compositions with a particularly crisp use of colour, light and shade. Charles travels widely, capturing the essence of his locations in his pared back landscapes, usually sunny and often taking an unexpected theme. Diverse in subject matter, Charles is also a fine painter of Still Life and Architectural subjects.
Awards & Distinctions
Charles Jamieson was nominated by The Herald as "one of 50 Scottish Artists to invest in", and he is included in The Dictionary of Scottish Painters 1600 to the Present. A talented photographer, he was commissioned by Frances Lincoln publishers for a book of photographs of Glasgow. He also had a touring exhibition of photographs of Cuba.
2007 Richmond Hill Gallery Award, Paisley Art Institute
2005 The Diploma of The Paisley Art Institute
2004 Richmond Hill Gallery Award, Paisley Art Institute
1999 William Bowie Award, Paisley Art Institute