Artist / Surgeon

My name is Alastair Faulkner and I’m an artist and photographer based in Dundee on Scotland’s glorious East coast. My day job is a little different as I’m training to be a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon.

I graduated with a degree in Medicine from The University of Edinburgh in 2012 and I currently work in NHS Tayside. As a largely self-taught artist, my last art qualification was a GCSE in Art and Design at Secondary School obtained in 2004.

After pursuing photography for many years I returned to painting in 2016 and started capturing scenes around Scotland, particularly at the extremes of the day and at night. I also enjoy the challenge of painting portraits and attempting to capture a likeness.

I have received a number of commissions to clients within the UK and internationally including Dubai, Hong Kong, Barcelona and the USA.

In September 2018 I undertook a portrait and figurative painting course at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have producing it! For more information on my art or to commission a work drop me a line at or read my blog “Bones and Brushes” for updates.

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