When he was an apprentice mining engineer aspiring to be an artist, painter Jack Vettriano often visited Kirkcaldy Galleries. Now, a retrospective focusing on his early career brings together some of his most famous works alongside previously-unseen paintings done in his twenties and thirties. He began painting after receiving a set of paints for his 21st birthday, signing his early work with his birth name, Jack Hoggan, and switching to his mother’s maiden name after moving to London in 2000, and going on to become one of Scotland’s most famous and recognisable painters.
A video interview with Jack, commenting on Fife, its coastline, his paintings and upbringing, can be found on OnFife’s website.
With thanks to OnFife for their kind assistance in arranging Artmag’s attendance at the exhibition’s opening evening on 16th June.