QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 78 - Page 7

QMU gets creative with Jack Vettriano T HE CELEBR ATED SCOT TISH ARTIST, Jack Vettriano, took centre stage at an open discussion held at QMU recently. The Fife-born artist, best year, an equally enthusiastic known of his painting ‘The reaction greeted the three Singing Butler’, entertained paintings that he entered a l a r g e a u d i e n c e o f for the prestigious Summer s t u d e n t s , s t a f f a n d E x h ib i ti o n a t L o n d o n’s members of the public with Royal Academy, and his humorous tales of his life in new life as an artist began. Since then there have been the art world. Led by Dr Richard Butt, sell-out solo exhibitions Dean of The School of i n Ed i n b u r g h , L o n d o n , the School of Arts, Social H o n g K o n g a n d N e w Sciences & Management, York, and in 2004, his ‘The t h e i n te r v i ew to o k t h e Singing Butler’ was sold audience on a journey of at Sotheby’s for close to Jack’s life from mining £750,000. O ve r 10 0 of J a c k engineer to one of Scotland’s most well-known V e t t r i a n o ’ s p a i n t i n g s artists. Mainly self-taught, were recently on show at Jack’s artwork attracted Kelvingrove Ar t Galler y, attention when he submitted Glasgow. The exhibition, two paintings to the Royal which included many works Scottish Academy’s annual that have not been seen for exhibition - both pieces more than 20 years, was his were accepted and sold on most comprehensive show the first day. The following ever. ❒ Jack talks to a packed audience at QMU. QMYOU / Community Engagement 7