Robert Macmillan

Artist Biography

Robert Macmillan is an Broughty Ferry based artist inspired in part by the magnificent landscape along the Fife Coast. Inspired by many artists whose work is tonal and atmospheric, Robert captures the light and colour of the east coast using soft, built up layers of oil paint. Reworking and relayering these intimate pieces creating a wonderful luminosity that reflects Tay Country.

Robert Macmillan (born 1974, Glasgow, Scotland)


1993-1997 BA(Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

2005-2006 Masters of Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Small works, The Fraser Gallery, St Andrews    

2017 PaintingSilence Before It Disappears, The Fraser Gallery, St Andrews

2016 Approaching Light, 108 Fine Art,Harrogate

2015 Refining Light, Fraser Gallery, StAndrews

2013 New Work, Fraser East Gallery, StAndrews

2012 In the Stillness of Light, The ScottishGallery, Edinburgh

2010 New Work, The Fraser East Gallery,St Andrews

2009 Light in the Darkest of Places,The Fraser Gallery, St Andrews

2004 New Work, The Edinburgh Gallery,Edinburgh

2003 Lighter Shades of Darkness, TheKelly Gallery, Glasgow

2002 New Work, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate

2000 Out of Darkness, 108 Fine Art,Harrogate

Group Exhibitions

2015 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

2015 The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh

2015 Eduardo Alessandro Studios, LondonArt Fair

2014 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

2014 The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh

2013 April Showers, Scottish Gallery,Edinburgh

2012 The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden,Glasgow

2008 The Aspect Painting Prize, Gallery27, Cork Street, London

2008 Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow


Tracy McNee Fine Art, Islington ArtFair, London

Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow

Paisley Art Gallery, Aspect PaintingPrize

Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh FestivalGroup Show


Masters Show, The Cooper Gallery,Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

The Edinburgh Gallery

Fraser and Son, Dundee

Tracy McNee Fine Art, Dublin Art Fair

Tracy McNee Fine Art, Christmas Show,Glasgow

2005 New Works, Fraser and Son, Dundee


Summer Show, The Open Eye Gallery,Edinburgh

New Works, Fraser and Son, Dundee

2003 Summer Show, The Edinburgh Gallery


Royal Glasgow Institute AnnualExhibition (Prize Winner), McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

Fine Art Auction, Philips theAuctioneers, Harrogate

2001 Noble Grossart Painting Prize(Finalist), Glasgow School of Art and Lloyds TSB Building, Edinburgh


Summer Show, The Edinburgh Gallery

Festival Exhibition, The EdinburghGallery

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park,London

Christmas Show, The Edinburgh Gallery


Artists for the Millennium, TheEdinburgh gallery

Summer Show, The Edinburgh Gallery


Aberdeen Group Show, Aberdeen RoyalInfirmary, Grampian Hospital Trust

Scottish Gallery Summer Show, TheScottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Art for the Festival, Henry DuncanHouse, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen

Peacock Printmaking Gallery, ChristmasShow, Aberdeen

Christmas Show, Rendezvous Gallery,Aberdeen


Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Degree Show, Duncan of JordanstoneCollege of Art, Dundee

Art for the Festival, The ScottishGallery, Edinburgh


Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

Keepers, an exhibition of fivefigurative artists, Discovery Point, Dundee



2009 International Artist Finalist,International Artist Magazine Dec/Jan

2007 Aspect Painting Prize Winner (1 of4 awarded)

2002 Royal Glasgow Institute of theFine Arts Exhibition Award

2001 Noble Grossart Painting PrizeFinalist

1997 John Eadie Award for Painting

1997 John Kinross TravellingScholarship


Private Collections

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art,Dundee

J.K Rowling

Andrew Strauss

Collections in the USA, Egypt, SouthAfrica and Norway



2010 The Dictionary of ScottishPainters: 1600 to the Present

Nov 2010 Scottish Field

Sept 2010 Homes and Interiors ScotlandMagazine

Dec/Jan 2009/10 International ArtistMagazine

Oct 2009 Vogue Magazine

Oct 2009 Homes and Interiors ScotlandMagazine

Oct 2008 Homes and Interiors ScotlandMagazine

Feb 2008 Homes and Interiors ScotlandMagazine

Feb 2008 Dundee Courier

June 2007 Glasgow Herald

July 2007 Bishopbriggs Herald

July 2007 Dundee Courier

Sept 2003 Scotland on Sunday

Nov 2002 The Yorkshire Post

Jan 1999 The Glasgow Herald

April 1997 The Scotsman