J P McLaughlin
Based in United Kingdom
“The artist seems to have a unique talent that I envy, to paint people is not easy, to paint people ooze life is nigh on impossible and yet these people ooze life" ~ Quote from the editor of British Artists
Scottish figurative and landscape artist with work in collections in Australia, Hong Kong, Spain, Greece, USA, Canda, Netherlands, Ireland and of course across the Uk.
Representing Scottish Art
As the invited Scottish artist I was chosen to represent Scottish Art with a Solo show in Lorient at the largest arts festival in Europe. The presigious solo show was to present Celtic art to the world and I was extremely proud to represent Scotland with my art.(Scottish Art in Lorient as the only artist from Scotland exhibiting in the largest art estival in Europe.)
To Russia with love
St Petersburgh Art exhibition
St Petersburgh was also host to my work to promote art across the world and it was one of my portraits that was centre of attention in this art event to promote art and show that art transcends all borders.
Come Dine with me
Recently my art featured in Come Dine with me and I had to fill in all sorts of forms to give the chanel permission to film my work and use it as they saw fit and I had no problem with that at all.
All this happened bacuase a collector was so taken with my work that she wanted filmed with my work.
The show now runs on a loop in come dine with me all over the various chanels.
Also featured on you tube with time lapse film on creating work from scratch.
HRH Prince Andrew - the Artists and the RHF
Jett Vivere and I were invited to display the work for Prince Andrew at a presentation in Penicuick Town Hall from 2 Scots. This was a real honour to be invited to meet HRH Prince Andrew and Jett Vivere and I were delighted by the response we had from everyone there. We have the deepest respect for those that have served in the armed forces and are still on active service.
During a presentation by 2 Scots RHF to HRH Prince Andrew and invited guests the painting "Purple haze" went on display for 2 Scots RHF and the chairty "White Hackle"
John Barrowman in my studio
Recent visitor to the studio for a private viewing was John Barrowman, John is a keen collector and wanted to see where it was all done and for a chance to get some work before it went out to a gallery.
I was more than delighted to meet John Barrowman and spend a pleasant time talking about art and his latest project in the States and Since being cast as the mysterious "Well-Dressed Man" in The CW's new series, Arrow, John has been commuting back and forth to Vancouver for filming.
John Barowman will certainly be back at the studio for more work in the future but as always he is more than welcome to just pop in for a coffee and a chat.
I spent Saturday morning in the private studio watching behind the scenes to see the dancers work out the performance and then a had a chance to meet and talk wit the principal dancers Tama Barry and Sophie Martin.
It wa s a great insight and certainly increased my interest in working on more ballet art as soon as I can. There is nothing like getting first hand information and a feel for the art than meeting the people involved.
Tama Barry (principal) and Sophie Martin (principal)
The stars of the Scottish Ballet's Nutcracker opening in Edinburgh.