About Me

I have many years of experience of portrait painting and drawing

and have completed many successful commissions for clients in the UK


I have been painting and drawing from an early age, and I joined the local art club as a junior member. 

and later attended Glasgow School of Art portraiture evening classes.

Now many years on I now work from my home studio and specialise in creating genuine artist portraits of people and pets for clients,  using photos as a reference.


You can commission realistic original portrait oil paintings on canvas and pencil drawings  from your photos direct from the Glasgow artist.

and you can find many sample artworks created by hand using traditional methods and materials on my gallery pages


portrait artist

David Gilchrist

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