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Geoff Uglow

British artist Geoff Uglow expresses extraordinary devotion to the enigma that is painting and is unashamedly driven by the remedy of beauty in nature and love. Born in 1978 in Cornwall he studied at Falmouth and Glasgow Schools of Art. He became a Rome Scholar in 2002 by which he lived and worked in the illustrious British School at Rome for two years. He remained in Italy for a further two years before returning to his permanent studio on the dramatic coast of the south west peninsula of Cornwall. He currently works between the UK and Italy. From the fast-flowing river of a life lived, he catches fleeting moments of perceived beauty and fastens them upon enduring emblems from the natural world. He deftly stirs together impressions of light, air, colour and emotion that beckon and implore him, so that in his wake, he leaves behind a chronicle of recognisably unrepeatable, harmonious, painted rhythms, freshly cast upon a still surface. They quickly set firm; enduring phrases recollecting that beauty once beheld. Each painting is a message with promise. A melody one can clasp with the eye. Something that can be kept.


Public Collections

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Art in Healthcare Scottish Charity, Edinburgh

The British School at Rome



Solo Exhibitions

2022 The Ploughman –The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2019 Era di Marzo – John Cabot University, Rome

2017 The Rose Garden Vol 1 MMXVI - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2017 The Rose Garden - Connaught Brown, London

2016 A Room of Small Paintings - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2015 MMXIV - Connaught Brown, London

2014 Next Year’s Buds, The Last Years Seed - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2013 Quercus Robur - Connaught Brown, London

2012 Quercus Robur - Beck and Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012 Connaught Brown, London

2011 Letters from Barra- The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2010 Coda- Connaught Brown, London

2010 Coda - The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2008 Fathom - Connaught Brown, London

2007 Being Here Now - The Edinburgh Gallery

2006 Fabulae Narrare - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2006 Roman Landscapes - The Edinburgh Gallery

2005 Spent Light - The Edinburgh Gallery

2002 Nor’ Loch Veiled - The Edinburgh Gallery

2001 Recent Paintings - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2001 Florence- The Edinburgh Gallery

1999 Guyana Paintings - Assembly Gallery, Glasgow



Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Rarity Gallery Group Show , Greece

2021/22 Metamorphoses - Neon Gallery,London

2021 Andiamo- The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2021 Mythologies - Neon Gallery,London

2019 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

2018 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018 - Royal Academy of Arts,London

2017 Eighteen Exhibition - The Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall

2015 Ein Baum Ist Ein Baum - Beck and Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany 2015 View from the Edge of the Soul - Durdan and Ray,Los Angeles, USA

2015 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition

2013 Body and Soul - Beck and Eggeling, Art Cologne

2010 Scotland and Rome - The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2006 Responding to Rome: British Artists in Rome 1995-2005- Estorick Collection, London

2004 Melt - The British School at Rome

2004 Compass - Sala 1, Rome

2003 Fine Arts - The British School at Rome

2002 Mostra Academia Nationale di San Luca - Rome

2002 Laing Art Competition - Mall Gallery,London

2002 The Spring Exhibition - Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow

2001 Hunting Art Exhibition - Royal College of Art,London

2001 A May Festival Exhibition - Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow

2000 Young Scottish Painters – Phillips, Edinburgh

2000 The Changing Room – Stirling

1998 Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition



Awards / Residencies

2019 William J Macaulay Award for outstanding work in any category RSA Annual Exhibition

2015 Royal Scottish Academy Award - RSA Open

2009 Alastair Salvesen Painting and Travel Scholarship

2002-2004 Sainsbury Scholarship awarded by The British School at Rome

2002 John Murray Thompson Award

2002 RAS N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award

2001 David Cargill Award 2000 John Kinross Scholarship

2000 The John Cunningham Award

2000 James Torrance Memorial Award

2000 The Murdoch Gibbons Postgraduate Prize

2000 The McKendrick Scholarship

2000 The Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Award

1998 Armour Painting Prize

Selected Bibliography

The PloughMan – published by The Scottish Gallery 2022

Andiamo! Forty Years of the RSA John Kinross Scholarships to Florence - The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture


Ages of Wonder Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now – Art collected by The Royal Scottish Academy. An exhibition partnership between The Royal Scottish Academy and The National Galleries of Scotland 2018

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oil on linen
180w x 220h cm

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oil on linen
150w x 190h cm


oil on linen
150w x 190h cm

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