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Steven Higginson

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About

Steven decided to move north to Dundee after being enchanted by the city and the art school’s traditional approach. He began studying for his degree in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art in 2001.

Steven spent the first two years of his course studying traditional techniques in oil and watercolour through capturing local cityscapes, landscapes and people. He also spent time in life-drawing classes honing his technique. In his degree show year, Steven put his new skills into practice and produced some impressive large-scale autobiographical paintings which captured the dynamics of human relationships within urban landscapes.

Steven was awarded The Aiden Threlfall Traveling Scholarship from the Goldsmith’s Company in London in 2004, the same year of his graduation. He used the highly-prestigious scholarship to spend time in Paris, Venice, Rome and Madrid studying works of the old masters, namely Velazquez, Caravaggio and Manet.

Since graduating, Steven’s work has been exhibited widely in galleries across Scotland and beyond, and he has built up a network of collectors across the world.

Exhibitions

Exhibition History

2018

  • Jan – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, Glasgow.
  • Nov – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • Nov – Winter collection, Orchar Fine Art, Dundee.
  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Winter Exhibition, Aberdeen.
  • Nov – Edinburgh Art Fair with Orchar Fine Art.
  • June – Gallery Heinzel, Summer Exhibition, Aberdeen.
  • June – Orchar Fine Art, Summer Collection, Dundee.
  • April – Orchar Fine Art, Dundee. Steven Higginson Solo Show – ‘A Different Perspective’.

2017

  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Winter Exhibition, Aberdeen.
  • Nov – Orchar Fine Art, Christmas Collection, Dundee.
  • Nov – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • July – Orchar Fine Art, Summer Collection, Dundee.
  • June – Gallery Heinzel, Summer Exhibition, Aberdeen.
  • April – Orchar Fine Art, Spring Collection, Dundee.

2016

  • Nov – Orchar Fine Art, Winter Collection, Dundee.
  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Winter Exhibition, Aberdeen.
  • July – Orchar Fine Art, Summer Collection, Dundee.
  • June – Gallery Heinzel, Winter Show, Aberdeen.
  • Feb – Roger Billcliffe Gallery, ‘Postcards’, Glasgow.
  • Feb – Orchar Fine Art, Spring Collection, Dundee.

2015

  • Dec – Orchar Fine Art, Inaugural Show, Dundee.
  • Nov – Torrance Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • Nov – RGI Winter Show, Glasgow.
  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Winter Show, Aberdeen.
  • Nov – Macgregor Fine Art, Glasgow.
  • May – Spring Fling, Dumfries.
  • April – Macgregor Fine Art, Glasgow.
  • March – McGill Duncan Gallery, ‘Art Food And Drink’, Castle Douglas.
  • Feb – Roger Billcliffe Gallery, ‘Postcards’, Glasgow.

2014

  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Winter Show, Aberdeen.
  • Nov – Torrance Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • Nov – Gallery Q, Christmas Exhibition, Dundee.
  • Nov – Edinburgh Art Fair with Gallery Q.
  • May – Spring Fling, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • April – Gallery Heinzel, three man show, Aberdeen.
  • April – James Harvey Fine Art, D&G Out, Chelsea, London.
  • April – The Torrance Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Edinburgh.

2013

  • Dec – Torrance Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • Dec – Gallery Q, Christmas Exhibition, Dundee.
  • Nov – The Meffan Winter Exhibition, Forfar.
  • Nov – Art Exposure, Winter Show, Glasgow.
  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Winter show, Aberdeen.
  • June – Art Exposure, Glasgow.
  • June – Sun Gallery, Newburgh, Fife.
  • June – Solo show, Spring Fling, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer.
  • April – Gallery Q, Mixed show, Dundee.
  • April – The Torrance Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • March – Spring Fling Taster Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries/Stranraer Museum.

2012

  • Nov – Gallery Q, Christmas Collection, Dundee
  • Nov – The Leith Gallery, Christmas Show, Edinburgh.
  • Nov – The Torrance Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh.
  • Nov – Gallery Heinzel, Mixed Winter show, Aberdeen.
  • Nov – Edinburgh Art Fair with Gallery Q, Dundee.
  • Nov – Sun Gallery, Newburgh, Fife.
  • Sep – RGI – 151st Annual Open Exhibition.
  • Aug – Festival Show, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • June – 20:20 Vision, The Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.
  • June – Spring Fling, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • May – Aberdeen Artists’ Society Annual Exhibition.
  • April – Sun Gallery, Newburgh, Fife.
  • April – Torrance Gallery Spring Show, Edinburgh.
  • March/April – Spring Fling Taster Exhibition, Dumfries/ Stranraer.
  • Feb – Postcards, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2011

  • Dec – Sun Gallery, Newburgh, Fife.
  • Dec – Guest artist, Wasps Winter Pop-up Event, Dundee.
  • Dec – Christmas Show, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Dec – Christmas Show, The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Dec – Christmas Show, Gallery Q, Dundee.
  • Nov – Edinburgh Art Fair, Gallery Q, Dundee.
  • Oct – RGI – 150th Annual Open Exhibition.
  • Oct – Guest artist, Wasps Creative Pop-up Weekend, Dundee.
  • July – Festival 2011, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.July – Summer Show, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.
  • May – Solo show- Hullabaloo, Dumfries.
  • May – Solo show – Spring Fling- Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • March – Spring Fling Taster Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

2010

  • Dec – Christmas Show, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Dec – Christmas Show, Art in the City, Glasgow.
  • Nov – Edinburgh Art Fair with Art in the City Glasgow.
  • Oct – Mixed Show, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
  • Aug – The Eclectic Eye, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • June – Summer show, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.
  • June – Solo show, Art in the City, Glasgow.
  • May – Solo show, Spring Fling.
  • April – Spring Fling Taster Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • March – Glasgow Art Fair with Art Exposure.

2009

  • Nov – Christmas Show, The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Oct – Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
  • June – Flowers of Scotland, Hanna’s Gallery, Dundee.
  • June – Hamnavoe Gallery, Aberdeen.
  • June – Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Arts Museum.
  • May – Spring Fling 2009- Dumfries and Galloway, Open Studio Event.
  • April – Made in Scotland, Hanna’s Gallery, Dundee.
  • March – Spring Fling, Taster Exhibition, Gracefield Galleries, Dumfries.
  • March – Spring Fling, Taster Exhibition, Stranraer Museum.
  • March – Inaugural Exhibit, Art Raw Gallery, West Chelsea, New York.
  • Feb – Love, Hanna’s Gallery, Dundee.
  • Feb – ‘Still’, The Bridge View Gallery, Aberdeen.

2008

  • Nov –  Christmas Show, Hanna’s Gallery, Dundee.
  • Oct – Three man show, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Aug – Scotlandart.com, Edinburgh.
  • Aug – Small Wonders, Hanna’s Gallery, Dundee.
  • June – Chambers Coffee Shop (Hanna’s Gallery, Dundee).
  • June – Work selected for Scotlandart.com online collection.
  • May – Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition.
  • May – May Show, The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff.
  • Feb – Solo Show, Jam Gallery, Dundee.

2007

  • Dec – Christmas Show, The White Gallery, Dundee.
  • Nov – Christmas Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
  • Oct – ‘White WASPS’, The White Gallery, Dundee.
  • Oct – WASPS open studio weekend 2007, Dundee.
  • June – Summer Exhibition, The White Gallery, Dundee.
  • May – Spring Fling 2007, Dumfries and Galloway, Open Studio Event.
  • May – Solo Exhibition, Tollbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright.
  • April – Spring Fling Taster Exhibition, Green Room Café, Stranraer.
  • March – Spring Fling Taster Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • March – Swirly Whirly Carnival Exhibition, The White Gallery, Dundee.
  • Feb  – Maggie’s Trust Exhibition, The White Gallery, Dundee.

2006

  • Dec – Christmas Show, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen.
  • Nov – Christmas Exhibition, The White Gallery, Dundee.
  • Oct – WASPS open Studio weekend.
  • Aug – New Artists Select, Gracefield Studios, Dumfries.
  • Aug – Mixed Show, Art Exposure, Glasgow.
  • July – Work selected for mixed show, Edwardo Alessandro Studios, Dundee.
  • July – Summer show, The Castle Gallery, Inverness.
  • June – Aspect Prize Exhibition, PaisleyArt Museum.
  • May – Solo Exhibition, Tollbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright.
  • May – Spring Fling, Dumfries and Galloway open studio event.
  • April – Taster Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • April – Mixed Show, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
  • March – Mixed Show, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
  • March – Mixed Show, The White Gallery, Dundee.

2005

  • Dec – Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society Christmas Exhibition, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
  • Dec – An Angels Share, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • July – Summer Show, The Panik Gallery, Killearn, Glasgow.
  • June – Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition.
  • Feb – New Faces Exhibition, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.

2004

  • May – Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee.
  • Jan – Student Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh.

2001

  • June – Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

Education

Education History
  • 2004 Graduated with BA (hons) in Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) from Duncanof Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee
  • 2001 Graduated with an HND in art and Design from George Street School of Art, Dumfries

Research Interests

Interests

Portraits for NHS Heroes

Subject: Nina

Artist Statement:

“I was linked with ICU nurse Nina for the portrait project. I asked Nina to send me a photo in natural light, outdoors with strong shadows. My aim was to paint a bright, colourful and optimistic painting full of energy – something Nina could enjoy having.”Steven Higginson

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stevenhigginson.co.uk