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This amazing man has been a minor inspiration to me for years. I have known John a little professionally for a decade or more, and I have always found him to be charismatic, charming and amazingly well dressed. I recall once meeting him in Glasgow in passing and he was wearing an amazing corduroy suit…

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Patrick William Adam: John Miller Gray, 1850 – 1894. Art critic and first curator of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery1885 Born in Edinburgh Scotland in 1854, Patrick William Adam once said that he “was inspired to paint by the lush emerald landscapes of his homeland. The son of a well-known lawyer, Patrick chose a career…

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  • Hi Matthew,
    What a brilliant idea and I really like your first in this series. I love the lighting and the chiaroscuro effect on William’s profile, and the fall-off towards the bottom left. I like the rich tones and the bits of blue echoing his t-shirt pull it together well. A really lovely portrait…roll on ‘B’!!

  • Thanks again Julie, your observations are always so encouraging.

  • Very cool idea, Matthew! Look forward to the rest of the alphabet. Good Luck!