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.
Michael McVeigh exhibited with The Gallery in March 2021, and will feature in our forthcoming exhibition City Lights, 2-23rd December.
To view Michael McVeigh prints please click here.
Glasgow University View details
Glasgow University2017oil on copperH:15.7cm W:11cm£450Bennets Bar View details
Bennets Bar2020oil on canvasH:49.5cm W:60.5cm£2,650Towards the Secret Garden View details
Towards the Secret Garden2017pencil and crayon on paperH:52cm W:66.5cm£1,650McVeigh painting on location View details
Snow on the Canongate View details
Snow on the Canongate2013oil on canvasH:31cm W:46cmSoldEyemouth View details
Eyemouth2014ink on stencil paperH:28cm W:34cmSoldPittenweem View details
Pittenweemgouache and pencilH:32cm W:52cmSoldEntrance to the Secret Garden View details
Entrance to the Secret Garden2020oil on canvasH:59.5cm W:72.5cmSoldFrom Calton Hill View details
From Calton Hill2020oil on canvasH:59.5cm W:72.5cmSoldHarbour Memories View details
Harbour Memories2020oil on canvasH:63.5cm W:86cmSoldIn the First Taxi View details
In the First Taxi2018mixed media on stencil paperH:27cm W:37cm£1,100Johnston Terrace View details
Johnston Terrace2017oil on copperH:15.7cm W:11cmSoldThe Hole at St James View details
The Hole at St James2020mixed media on stencil paperH:46cm W:61cmSoldSt. Marys View details
St. Marys2018oil on canvasH:61cm W:50cmSoldPink Blossom, Princes Street View details
Pink Blossom, Princes Street2018oil on boardH:42.5cm W:60.5cmSoldLeith Walk from Calton Hill View details
Leith Walk from Calton Hill2018oil on stencil paperH:27cm W:42cmSoldFife Fishing Villages View details
Fife Fishing Villages2018oil on stencil paperH:40.5cm W:50cmSoldNear Easter Road View details
Near Easter Road2018oil on canvasH:50cm W:69.5cmSoldEdinburgh Castle from The Caledonian View details
Edinburgh Castle from The Caledonian2018oil on paperH:52.5cm W:66cmSoldThe Horse Chestnut Tree, London Road, 2017 View details
The Horse Chestnut Tree, London Road, 20172017pencil and crayon on paperH:52cm W:66.5cmSoldThe Canongate View details
The Canongate2017oil on canvas, laid on boardH:60cm W:73cmSoldEdinburgh Trees View details
Edinburgh Trees2017mixed mediaH:17.5cm W:17.5cmSoldAirdrie Market View details
Airdrie Marketc.1990etching, Artist's proofH:32.5cm W:49cmSoldSeal View details
Sealoil on copperH:7.5cm W:7.5cmSoldBoat View details
Boat2019oil on copperH:7.5cm W:7.5cmSoldHarbour View details
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