— John Kingsley, RSW PAI CLOSEOPEN

Scottish artist John Kingsley DA RSW PAI was born in Glasgow in 1956 and studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art under Dr. David Donaldson, James D. Robertson and Geoffrey Squire. Since that time he has exhibited with the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute, Royal Scottish Society for Painters in Watercolour, and Paisley Art Institute and served as a Council member of the PAI for fifteen years.

In 1999 he was awarded the Diploma of the PAI. He was a finalist at the Hunting Art prizes in London on five occasions: his work being Highly Commended in 1996. Among many other awards he won the Paisley Art Institute prize in 2003, the Reid Kerr College Award for painting in 2006, both at the PAI and in 2013 he won the Watermark Award at the RSW. 2015 Elected Member of RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour).

Kingsley has exhibited widely throughout the UK, in particular in London at Duncan R. Millar Fine Art and the Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton. He has also had solo shows at the John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh and in Scotland he is represented by the Fraser Gallery, St. Andrews.

He was recently made an RSW after being elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

His work features in the collections of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Tommy Hilfiger, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, CMS (formerly Dundas and Wilson) and Sara Lee UK among many others.

He lives and works in Glasgow.

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