Hugh Buchanan was born in Edinburgh in 1958. The city instilled in him a lifelong love of architecture, which he developed as a student at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating in 1981 he worked on commissions for the National Trust and in 1987 was invited by the Prince of Wales to paint a series of interiors of Balmoral, subsequently completing a further sequence at Highgrove in 1994. In 1988 he was commissioned by the House of Commons to paint four interiors of the Palace of Westminster.

Hugh Buchanan’s paintings are held in numerous public and private collections including: Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art Centre, University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Flemings Bank, Deutsche Bank, National Trust for Scotland and the English National Trust.

Hugh Buchanan was the subject of a solo exhibition in December 2019 called Capital City. To purchase a copy of the accompanying catalogue please click here.


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