Le Labo Candles

LeLabo Candles Photographed by GarthIvan

A simple and beautiful editorial product shot – taken this past week in my studio

A New Chapter With The Glasgow Art Club

Delighted to have been elected to the governing council of the Glasgow Art Club & Gallery, and to play a small part in the history of the venerable institution that has welcomed Mackintosh, the Scottish Colorists, and a myriad of talents past and present through its doors.

The Last Of Our Kind: Exhibition Catalogue

Absolutely delighted with how the exhibition catalogue came out for The Last Of Our Kind. Showcasing all 26 pieces from the show, the catalogue is available signed and numbered in limited edition.

New Studio Work for Craig Black X B&A

Proud to have been commissioned by friend and very talented lettering artist Craig Black in his debut with premier artist management agency, Bernstein & Andriulli. I’ve been a fan of B&A since my brand art director days, and its always been a dream of mine to get elite representation as well – so seeing a true talent from Scotland achieve the best NY management very much proves “it can be done”. Today my photos and video are on B&A’s homepage, and I will very happily take that vicarious win. Heartfelt congratulations to Craig!

GarthIvan’s The Old Sugarboat wins the 2020 The Elisabeth and Harold Swan Award

I’m delighted to have had my image The Old Sugarboat win this years’ Elizabeth & Harold Swan Award – sponsored by the Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh. A truly unexpected and really wonderful way to cap off the week, and a piece of our local history that I’m proud to have getting seen. On view now (and available in a closed edition of 5) at the Glasgow Art Club & Gallery Winter Virtual Exhibition – VIEW HERE

The Last Of Our Kind

The Last Of Our Kind Solo Exhibition by GarthIvan at the Glasgow Art Club and Gallery

This exhibition has been over two years in the making, and I – along with many others – watch to see how covid will change our fortunes. Very much hope to see the show running in its full and intended form this winter. Fingers crossed!

The Scottish Portrait Awards

I’m delighted to have my Portrait of David as part of The Scottish Portrait Awards 2020 Long List Exhibition, showing from 15 December, 2020 to 15 January, 2021.

The Scottish Portrait Awards 2020

I’m absolutely thrilled to say that this year I have three works featured in the Scottish Portrait Awards Long List Exhibition. Of those, my Portrait of Corrie was one of only four semi-finalists out of 80 or so for the short list exhibition, and is held in reserve for that show (fingers crossed).

This was my very first shot at the prize, and while I fell slightly short, this is still one of those moments that tells me I chose the right path by choosing something that I both love, and just need to do for reasons that I still can’t fully articulate. Much more to come on dates – both for this show, and my own solo show – but can I just say one small “*yay!” Before I get back to work….