Alan Sutherland HRSA LLD

Born in Bombay, India in 1931 and lived there for the first three years of his life.

Shortly after his 3rd birthday his parents moved back to Edinburgh where Alan spent his early formative years being educated at Loretto before going to Edinburgh Art College.

After graduation in 1952, Alan's ability as a portrait painter soon came to the fore and thereafter he travelled extensively throughout Australia, Canada, South America and Norway, working on commissions for such people as the late Lord Beaverbook and the Head of the Bank of Colombia.

Over the years, Alan has exhibited in many prestigious places such as: The Royal Academy London, The Royal Chelsea Society, Society of Scottish Artists, The Paris Salon, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute.

His talents extend to still life work in oils on canvas and include many varied subjects, the success of which has led to several one man exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Australia, South America and Norway with permanent exhibits in the Beaverbrook Gallery in Nova Scotia, and the State Gallery of Texas.

Many famous people have "sat" for him including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Sir Alec Douglas Hume (Former Prime Minister), the late Duke of Hamilton, the late Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Mayors of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow and at least five Past Presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons.