In this very personal gallery - I pay tribute to Jack Vettriano - one of my most admired artists.
These prints can be purchased, but please contact me for prices.
Jack Vettriano grew up in the industrial
seaside town of Methil
. He left school at 16 and later became an apprentice mining engineer
. Vettriano did not take up painting as a hobby until the 1970s, when a girlfriend bought him a set of watercolours
for his 21st birthday.
His earliest paintings, under the name "Jack Hoggan"
, were copies or pastiches
paintings – his first painting was a copy of Monet
's Poppy Fields
Much of his influence came from studying paintings at the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery
in neighbouring Kirkcaldy
. In 1984, Vettriano first submitted his work to the Shell-sponsored art exhibition in the museum.
The images in this gallery are intended as a personal project.