James Fullarton


James Fullarton

James Fullarton Self-portrait

James Fullarton Self-portrait


James Fullarton is widely acclaimed as being one of Scotland’s finest living artists. Since¬†graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1969 he has lived and worked on the West coast of Scotland. Painting in both oil and acrylic, he is famed for his powerful still-lifes and much renowned en-plein air landscape and harbour paintings. His work is always filled with vibrant colour, expressive handling of paint and plenty of bravura. Inspiration comes from the ever-changing light and its effects on everyday objects. With prominent large brushstrokes and a brilliant eye for colour he could quite easily be described as a modern day Colourist. Works can vary from small studies, rapidly executed in a spontaneous manner, to large landscape paintings or dramatic still-lifes.

James is a regular exhibitor with the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and has exhibited with the Royal Scottish Academy and lectured for the Scottish Arts Council. He has also won several prizes throughout his career including the David Cargill Award and the Britoil Award.

James has enjoyed a long and successful career with many solo shows. His work is sold in a number of galleries across Scotland and England and has been acquired for many public and corporate collections including;

Adam and Company Arnold Clark Organisation

The Bank of Scotland

Greenock Art Gallery

Guinness Plc

Heriot-Watt University

Lillie Art Gallery

Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden

Macfarlane Group Plc

Maclaurin Gallery

Northern Corporate Bank

Proctor and Gamble

Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Scottish Power Plc

Scottish Television

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

TSB Collection

The Earl of Wemyss and March

The Indian Empress (Yacht)

United Distillers