Michael McVeighBorn: 1957
Place of Birth: Dundee
Michael McVeigh was born in 1957 in the post-war council estate of Lochee, Dundee located on the north west of the city, one of five children. He left school with no formal qualifications; however he wanted to be an artist and so began, unannounced, going to classes at Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, his presence being challenged eventually. James Morrison, then one of the lecturers, formalised his position and accepted him as a full-time student based only on his drawings and painting.
Since moving to Edinburgh in 1982 McVeigh has become a familiar figure seen regularly working in the city and until recently, had a stall on Rose Street selling his ‘lizard’ prints. ‘Lizard’ is his spelling of ‘laser’– colour copies of his original works, for sale at an affordable price. Life as a street artist has brought a certain amount of unwanted celebrity status, especially in recent years, becoming a cult figure sought out by the city’s stag and hen parties, eventually having to limit tourists to ‘one photo only’. His works are held in both public and private collections including town halls, pubs, fishmongers and a number of municipal and national institutions.
Busy Day in Princes Street Gardens View details
Busy Day in Princes Street Gardens2015mixed mediaH:52cm W:65.5cm£1,850Candlemaker Row View details
Candlemaker Row2015oil on canvasH:46cm W:61cm£2,850Norway Day, Edinburgh View details
Norway Day, Edinburgh2015oil on stencil paperH:50cm W:66cm£2,650Conan Doyle View details
Conan Doyle2018oil on canvasH:41cm W:49.5cm£2500Leith Walk from Calton Hill View details
Leith Walk from Calton Hill2018oil on stencil paperH:27cm W:42cm£1300Conan Doyle, Winter View details
Conan Doyle, Winter2018oil on stencil paperH:31cm W:45cm£1450Elm Row View details
Elm Rowpencil and crayon on paperH:52cm W:66.5cm£1650Rooftops in the Winter View details