John Kingsley P.A.I. (1956)
John Kingsley was born in Glasgow in 1956 and studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1973-1977 under James Robertson, Geoffrey Squire and David Donaldson. He has exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute (from 1975), Royal Scottish Academy and Paisley Institute.
Initially he taught part time, but is now a full time painter with a very successful exhibition record in recent years.
Kingsley was a finalist in the Hunting/Observer Art Prizes in 1989 and 1993. In 1991 he won the William Bowie Landscape prize and in 1992, the Mary Armour Award.
For John Kingsley the expression of colour is instinctive. His paintings use colour as the principal means of expressing forms, light, texture, and above all, creating harmony in the composition. His paintings are imbued with a richness of texture and a distinct Scottishness through his painterly expression of light and atmosphere. His landscapes are strong, compelling and refreshingly accomplished.
He has works in many public and private collections including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Argyle and Bute District Council, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow and in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Canada and USA. In 1989 the 31 Corporation chose five of his works for their Edinburgh boardroom and Albert Fisher PLC.