Main Auction lots 2019


A portrait commission by Iain Faulkner

Scottish artist Iain Faulkner graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996. He has had numerous solo shows in the UK, USA, France, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. 
His work is held in many private and public 
collections worldwide and in 2010 he was 
commissioned to paint the portraits of the 
winning European Ryder Cup Team. From the onset of his professional career, Faulkner chose to follow the more difficult and demanding path of figurative painting. 
His work focuses on the portrayal of strong and powerful images, relying on visual impact, 
without the need for narrative. He captures calm and contemplative moments, intimate 
exchanges, solitude and sometimes melancholy. 
Renowned for his thought-provoking images, Faulkner’s subjects are always placed in their own contexts, whether that be on a beach or loch-side, in a study or even a café; and with objects which resonate with his sitters such as classic cars, aeroplanes, boats and pianos. These elements bring a level of intimacy and personality, even to works where no faces 
are seen. 
This fantastic prize offers a rare opportunity to commission a painting* from Iain Faulkner. It could be a portrait in a more traditional style, perhaps in a setting which has personal relevance to you, like Faulkner’s portrait of Colin Montgomerie at Turnberry which now hangs in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Or you and your family or friends could be the subject of a painting with your favourite car, boat or landscape. The choice is yours.
*Painting size approx. 90 x 90cm or 100 x 76cm
Donated by Iain Faulkner