John Gahagan is a professional artist living and working in Scotland. He is a graduate of the renowned Glasgow School of Art and a leading figure in the world of architectural illustration and landscape painting. His pictures capture his love for urban architecture and coastal scenes and his works in pen, watercolour, oils and acrylic appear in collections in many parts of the world.
A fine draughtsman and a master of artistic technique, John understands how to sympathetically capture the essential character of his subject, be it a simple dwelling, a busy metropolis or a tranquil harbour. His travels with his sketchbook have taken him on many an artistic sojourn; to such diverse locations as France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Ireland and the Americas.
He has exhibited successfully in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Russia and his work can be found in public and private collections in many parts of the world and has twice represented Scotland at the Euro Celtic Art exhibition at the Festival Interceltique Lorient and in July 2015 he presented his third solo exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.
As well as his interest in art, John is a fine traditional musician, playing fiddle, whistle and flute. He has played and recorded with a number of bands including the Battlefield Band and Kentigern and performs regularly at concerts and ceilidhs introducing Scottish music, art and culture to appreciative audiences all over the world.