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Tom Mabon

Artist Biography

Tom Mabon was born in 1956 in Kirkcaldy, Fife and trained at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen from 1974 to 1978. He has lived on the Black Isle since 1985, his paintings a documentation of the many seasons he has witnessed. He has won many awards since graduating including the Royal Glasgow Institute Armour Award in 2012 and a major prize at the 7th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale in 1985. Mabon’s works are held in many public and private collections.


Armour Award.  Royal Glasgow Institute, 2012

Aspect Prize,  Shortlist, 2007.

Morrison Scottish Portrait Award. Commended Award. Royal Scottish Academy. 1993

7th Cleveland (UK) International Drawing Biennale. Major Prizewinner.  1985

Latimer Award. Royal Scottish Academy.  1981

Highland Open. Commended Award

Alexander C. Barker Legacy.

Hector Memorial Prize.


Edinburgh City Collection

Fleming's Collection, London

Aberdeen University

Robert Gordon University

Cleveland Council

Highland Council

Scottish Courage Ltd

Paintings in Hospitals Scotland

Bass Brewers Ltd

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

Raigmore Hospital Trust

Work in Private Collections: UK, Eire, USA, Netherlands, RSA, Channel Islands, China, Japan, Australia,


Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 'Quarter Days' 2015

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, 'Common Ground' 2014

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 'Before and Beyond' 2013

Rendezvous Gallery, 'Tom Mabon: Revisited' window exhibition 2012

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 'The Turning of the Year ' 2011

Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, 'Footsteps'  2009

Rendezvous Gallery, 'Quiet Places'   2006

Randolph Gallery, Edinburgh, 2005

Rendezvous Gallery, 'North by North West' 2004

Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly 2002

Rendezvous Gallery, 2002

Kilmorack Gallery, 1999

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 1998

Rendezvous Gallery, 1998

Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld 1997

Rendezvous Gallery, 1995

Crawford Centre, University of St. Andrew's 1990

Highland Printmakers, Inverness 1990

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 1990


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition

“The Wonder Room” Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay

September Song” Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2015

“Winter Delights” Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay 2014

“The Year of the Horse”  Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 2014

“From the Artist’s Studio”, Rendezvous Gallery 2014

“Poppies”  Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2014

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London 2013

‘Eight Hours Ahead’ Three Views of Japan, Rendezvous Gallery 2013

The Kelly Gallery RGI 2012

20:20 Vision, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2012

Landscape, Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on the-Wold 2011

4 Gallery Artists, Rendezvous Gallery 2010

Come Rain, Come Shine, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2010

The Aspect Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Adam Gallery, London 2007

Gaelic Connection I, II & III Rendezvous Gallery 2007, 08, 09

Land of The Mountain and The Flood, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2007

Highland Fringe, Castle Gallery, Inverness 2007

Escape, Billcliffe Gallery

Let Glasgow Flourish, Billcliffe Gallery

Different and Diverse, Castle Gallery, Inverness

Drawing from Experience, Billcliffe Gallery

Art London, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

Winter’s Tale, Billcliffe Gallery

From the Edge, Billcliffe Gallery

Les Belles Etoiles D’Ecosse, Falle Fine Art, St. Helier , Jersey

Manpower, Rendezvous Gallery 25th Anniversary

Noble Grossart Painting Prize, shortlisted finalist, Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow School of Art 1998, 99

Morrison Scottish Portrait Award, Caledonian Club, London 1994

Morrison Scottish Portrait Award, Royal Scottish Academy, 1999, 97, 93, 91

Romance, Realism & Risk, Artspace Aberdeen 1986

New Art From Scotland, Warwick Arts Trust, London 1986

The 4th Smith Biennial, Stirling 1985

7th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, British Touring Exhibition 1985

Scottish Art: 2 Generations, Edinburgh City Art Centre

Paper Works, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery,

Four ArtistsKirkcaldy Art Gallery & Museum, 2 Painters 1983

Aberdeen Arts Centre, 3 Artists 1983         

Selected Exhibitions