Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Graham McKean Exhibition and Appearance

This Christmas season at Artery Gallery, we will be hosting Graham McKean's new collection of oil paintings from Saturday 3rd December. The exhibition will be opened by the man himself from 2pm to 4pm, so come along to meet one of the most renowned artists of our time.

'An old friend of mine'

Ayrshire artist Graham McKean creates highly collectable figurative oil paintings. His career really took off in 2002 when he was appointed the official artist for Scottish Opera, an honour only ever before bestowed on Peter Howson. He has had commissions from various companies, one of which was William Grant & Sons (to produce a painting to be incorporated onto their bottles of Glenfiddich single malt whisky). In 2007 McKean was commissioned by Celtic Football Club to produce a work for the 40th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions and in 2001 his critically acclaimed homage to Wall Street traders, 'Chasing the Green Backs' was purchased for £20k by a private collector. Graham really shot to fame in 2009 when his Michael Jackson painting 'Thriller' received international recognition and publicity.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Without those who kindly donate either time or money, charities would simply be unable to function. That’s why, over the holiday season, Artery Gallery is running a charity competition to win the fantastic painting ‘Flaming Embers’ which has been donated by the artist Derek Collins.

To enter, all you need to do is drop into Artery Gallery and guess how many matches are in the jar. Entries are £1 and every single penny of your money will go to the charity OUCH UK.

OUCH UK is the Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache. Cluster headache is also known as suicide headache and is the most painful condition known to man.

OUCH UK help to raise awareness and support those who suffer from this debilitating and agonising condition. They are a small charity but the work they do is vast. For more information, please visit the charity website

The winner will be notified on 31 January 2012. Please get involved.