Alan McGowan

Alan McGowan is an expressive figure painter based in Edinburgh working directly with life models and never photography. His work has been chosen to exhibit at the BP Portrait Award, The Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art and the Ruth Borchard Self portrait prize, and he was a semi finalist in the SKY Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 . His painting of the figure is as much a celebration of the medium of oil painting as an exploration of the human form. For Alan, painting is like a performance, a process that he likes viewers to be reminded of when they look at his canvases. His work is loaded with expressive brushwork that exhibits a perfect balance of control, technical ability and painterly improvisation.

Blue Footstool by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Blue Footstool

  • Oil on card - 85 x 60 cm

  • £1,200

  • £120.00 per month

Katherine by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Katherine

  • Oil on board - 95 x 70 cm

  • £2,100

  • £210.00 per month

Lying Figure by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Lying Figure

  • Oil on board - 70 x 50 cm

  • £1,200

  • £120.00 per month

Nicci by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Nicci

  • Oil on board - 75 x 50 cm

  • £2,500

  • £250.00 per month

Reclining Figure by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Reclining Figure

  • Oil on board - 40 x 50 cm

  • £1,750

  • £175.00 per month

Seated Figure V by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Seated Figure V

  • Oil on board - 0 x 0 cm

  • £3,000

  • £250.00 pm + deposit

Unexpected Shadows by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Unexpected Shadows

  • Oil on canvas - 70 x 50 cm

  • £1,750

  • £175.00 per month

Veronica by Alan McGowan on display at Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
  • Alan McGowan - Veronica

  • Oil on paper - 85 x 60 cm

  • £800

  • £80.00 per month