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Glasgow Portrait Artist David Gilchrist 
Painting realistic style artworks of people and pet portraits in the UK to order

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 classes.

trained as signwriter/artist in Glasgow

taught adult evening art classes in my early 20s locally

also later taught art and computer publishing in an adult training centre Cumbernauld

managed art dept. in a small sculpture studio in Glasgow

with various other art related appointments over the years.

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 artist

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


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