Collectable and acclaimed artist, Jamie Primrose, showcases his latest exhibition of over 50 vivid vistas and skylines of Edinburgh in oils at the Dundas Street Gallery from 15 June 2012.

The contemporary Scottish painter is drawn to the ever-changing nature of light, exploring its effect on the city’s sculptural landscape in autumn and winter at the most transient times of the day – dawn and dusk. Working in a painterly style with a colourful expressionistic palette he captures luminosity and atmosphere in his artworks, offering vibrant skylines and dramatic powerful sunsets beyond Edinburgh’s bold dark architectural silhouette. 


Focusing on hilltop vistas and parklands overlooking the city, Primrose presents beautiful skyscape studies and cloud formations – with spectacular examples from Calton Hill, Blackford Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Bruntsfield and The Meadows.


From early morning wintry rays of fleeting light to swathes of rich colour beyond Edinburgh’s majestic skyline towards twilight, a stunning series of late afternoon autumnal views in emerald hues in and around The Meadows, The Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park completes this much-anticipated major new exhibition by the acclaimed painter.


You can also view the ‘Transient Skies’ collection online at:


Jamie Primrose is a highly successful, best-selling artist with a thriving reputation. With numerous solo exhibitions in Edinburgh and London and sell out solo collections to his name, his sought-after paintings are increasingly in demand by a growing UK and international clientele.

Jamie Primrose said: “In my artworks I aim to capture a special fleeting, single moment in time or ‘snapshot’ at dawn or from sunset to sundown, when the light is changing rapidly. It’s my emotional response to and my perception of the relationship between the light in the sky, the myriad of colours, the atmosphere, architecture and landscape – which I am conveying at that very moment.

I am constantly exploring the juxtaposition of Edinburgh’s dark, haunting moodiness and uplifting, unique shimmering light through my usage of medium and technique.”



Jamie Primrose: ‘Transient Skies’

Vivid vistas & skylines of Edinburgh

Friday 15th – Saturday 23rd June 2012

The Dundas Street Gallery

6a Dundas Street

Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

T: 0131 446 9510




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