Surgeon / Painter / Artist
My name is Alastair Faulkner and I’m an artist and photographer based in Inverness at the heart of the glorious Scottish Highlands, and Dundee. My day job is a little different as I’m training to be an orthopaedic surgeon.
I graduated with a degree in Medicine from The University of Edinburgh in 2012 and I currently work in NHS Highland. 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. My work has been shipped both within the UK and internationally to Dubai, Hong Kong, Barcelona and the USA.
In September I will be undertaking a portrait and figurative painting course at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art.
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 email@example.com or read my blog “Bones and Brushes” for updates.
Exhibitions and appearances
- Art Baho Barcelona, Spain Expo, Barcelona
- 22nd – 26th September 2018
- Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
- 11th-13th May 2018
- Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018, Wallace Collection, London. Contestant Heat 8
- January – March 2018
- Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London
- November 2008 – February 2009