Lachlan Goudie was born in Glasgow and now lives and works in London. The son of Alexander Goudie, one of Scotland’s finest figurative painters, he was educated at the Kelvinside Academy after which he studied English Literature at Cambridge University. Goudie was awarded the Levy-Plumb scholarship of a year's painting residency at Christ's College. He also studied at the Camberwell College of Arts, but claims his training started as a child when he painted alongside his father. Regular solo exhibitions of Goudie's work have been held in New York, London and Glasgow.
The scope of Goudie's work is broad, incorporating portraiture, still life and landscape painting. He uses archival imagery as the departure point for many of his paintings, exploring our nostalgia for a lost world of travel, adventure and romance. Photographs documenting the 19th Century Klondike Gold rush inspired him to spend a month in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The sketches Lachlan created 'on the road' prompted new paintings which were exhibited at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York. He recently documented the construction of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers in the Scottish shipyards at Govan and Rosyth.
Camberwell College of Arts, The London Institute, Graduated B.A. in Fine Art
Christs College, University of Cambridge, Graduated B.A. in English Literature
Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
2011 The ROI Oil painters Award for Young Artists, The Mall Galleries, London
2001 The Norman MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award for Painting, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1999 R.S.P. prize for painting at the annual exhibition , The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow
1999 Awarded the Levy-Plumb Scholarship in Visual Arts, Cambridge to Rajasthan, Christ's College, Cambridge