J P McLaughlin
J P McLaughlin with John Barrowman
(collecting art or his collection in my studio)
I create original paintings and a self taught Scottish contemporary figurative and landscape painter that loves light.
My art is characterized by contrasting shadows and light with the signature figure in a red coat featuring in almost all of my works.
I love to work in oils and acrylics and the subject matter is always changing but I always focused on light and exaggerated shadows to create a mood in the work with serious influences from black and white films such as “Citizen Kane” and directors like Ridley Scott.
I have been working as a professional artist for some years and have never looked back since my first sale in a gallery.
I have exhibited in Malaga, Lorient, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and art fairs across the country
I have also represented Scottish Art in Lorient at the largest Celtic nations event in the world.
My art is in private Collections throughout the U.S. Canada. Hong Kong, Spain, France, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and across the UK.