chick mcgeehan



 Scottish art by this award winning artist who draws and paints unique artwork based on the nude figure, Scottish harbours and the built environment  working in oils, acrylic and pastel. "My current work is is mainly inspired by the light and atmosphere of the Scottish coastline and harbours as well as the architecture and light of our towns and cities. My main influences at this time are J.D. Ferguson and the Scottish Colourists. I am also currently inspired by the styles of Dufy, Matisse and the Fauves as well as Impressionism. My work has gone through many phases and periods over several years, examples of which are all represented in my portfolio. Early work was much tighter and more detailed from a period when I was influenced by early Dutch and Flemmish art. More recent pieces show more freedom of expression and colour, much looser technique and the joy of using paint in a more direct painting style.

From my travels abroad I have been inspired by the colour and atmosphere of Mediterranean old towns to produce a series of lively, colourful works.

I also pay homage to some of the great jazz and blues musicians in drawings, pastels and paintings".    

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New clients, commissions and galleries are welcome.

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  • Pat Holmes Memorial Prize for excellence in first year Dundee College of Art 1971/72.
  • Ron Bonnar Award for excellence in third year, Visited the Prado Museum Madrid to study the work of Goya and Velasquez 1973.
  • Runner-up Pernod sponsored Scottish Art Competition Royal Scottish Academy of Arts Edinburgh 1976.
  • Greensheilds of Canada Award 1977 (visited major art collections in Munich, Vienna, Florence, Venice and Paris.)
  •  McEwan's Art Competition fourth prize Stirling University 1980.
  • Dundonald Painting Competition second prize 2001.
  • Winner of The Miller Art Prize North Ayrshire Open Art Competition 2008.
  • Winner of the James B. Curr Memorial Trophy at the 125th Paisley Art Institute Exhibition 2013.
  • winner of the Betty Scott Award Paisley Art Institute 2019

General Information

  • Chick has work in private collections in U.K. Germany, Canada, Norway, Australia, Switzerland and Belgium.
  • Examples of work in public collections North Ayrshire Council and West Dumbarton Council (formerly Clydebank District Council.)
  • Exhibited Internationally in venues Inca Majorca Spain and Sandnes Norway as well as various venues throughout Scotland.
  • Chick was the first artist in residence at the Steeple Newburgh North Fife when he took up his live/work space in the Summer of 2009.




Exhibition History

2002Far too many to list over many years.