Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Monday and Tuesday : CLOSED

Wednesday: 10-5

Thursday: 10-5

Friday: 10-5

Saturday: 10-5

Sunday: 11-5

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Artist - Allan J Robertson

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Allan J Robertson is a landscape painter based in Edinburgh, Scotland.


His paintings explore the relationship between industry and the natural environment, in particular industry in decline. His work begins when an image of a site, structure or material – a modern ruin – catches his attention. This is followed by extensive research on the subject pulling in drawings, photographs, historical documents and site visits.

The paintings are completed in the studio, using a bold and heightened palette to create atmosphere and layering paint to add depth in key sections. Manipulating light and dark, he contrasts vast, intense skies and disquieting backdrops with detailed structural elements.

The resulting images are rich in texture and colour and evoke a strong sense of place.

Available Work

Through The Green Shadows - £580 - 52cm by 52cm - Sold

The Pier's End - £490 - 28cm by 42cm - Sold

New Beginnings - £1280 - 48cm by 58cm

Skateraw - £1050 - 42cm by 52.5cm

Harbour Lights - £725 - 28cm by 38cm

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