“My work relates mainly to water and can be divided into two distinct areas. These are the landscape above and the fish life below. I use oil paint in both aspects of my work, but in very different ways.
In my paintings of fish I apply the paint in a very controlled way, while in my seascapes I use thicker paint, with washes of turpentine, letting the paint dictate the final direction of the painting.”
Edinburgh College of Art 1983-1986
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Diploma 1987
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada in 1987 and 1992
David Cargill Award, RGI in 1996
Cuthbert Award, RGI in 2002
Windsor & Newton Award, RSW at the RSA in 2005
RSW Small Painting Award, RSW at the RSA in 2008
Donald Provan has had many solo shows including regular solo shows at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh and has widely exhibited in group shows across the UK. Since 2008 he has shown regularly with Cameron Contemporary Art at Art Fairs, Pop-ups and now in the gallery.
The Royal Bank of Scotland
The University of St Andrews
The City of Edinburgh Council - Jean F Watson Bequest
Edinburgh College of Art
Private collections worldwide