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Biography

Lachlan
Goudie

Lachlan Goudie is a Scottish artist, writer and broadcaster. 

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In addition to painting Lachlan Goudie has written and presented several documentaries for the BBC.  His landmark series ‘The Story of Scottish Art’ was critically acclaimed and Lachlan received a nomination from the Royal Television Society Scotland for the ‘Onscreen personality of the year’ award.

Other documentaries for BBC television include  – ‘The Art of Witchcraft’ ‘Stanley Spencer: The colours of the Clyde’, ‘Awesome Beauty: The Art of Industrial Britain’, ‘Painting the Holy Land’ and ‘Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius’ which was nominated in the best single documentary category at the Celtic Media awards, 2019.

Lachlan has been a judge across three series of BBC1’s ‘Big Painting Challenge’ and reprised this role on BBC1’s ‘Celebrity Big Painting Challenge’. He is one of the presenters of the BBC’s hugely popular ‘Life drawing live’, a live life drawing class which has been broadcast internationally.

Lachlan’s first book, ‘The story of Scottish Art’, is published by Thames & Hudson and tells the story of 5,000 years of Scottish creativity.

Lachlan’s writing is informed by his experience of working as an artist. He is a keen proselytiser for the value of technique and craft in contemporary art and was schooled in painting by his father, the artist Alexander Goudie.

Lachlan was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, before studying English at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art in London.

Lachlan accepts commissions for portraits, still life and landscape painting.

You can follow Lachlan on Twitter @lachlangoudie and on Instagram @lachlangoudieart

 

Work by Lachlan Goudie is held in the collections of; Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine

The wonder of art, its power to colour and change people’s lives fascinates Lachlan. It lies at the heart of his work as a painter, writer and broadcaster.
PAST EXHIBITIONS
LOCATION
2019

Shipyard

The Glasgow Art Club
Glasgow
2018

A year at the easel

The Scottish Gallery
Edinburgh
2018

Shipyard

National Museum of the Royal Navy
Portsmouth
2017

Shipyard

The Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine
2015

New Paintings; Lachlan Goudie and Tim Benson

Mall Galleries
London
2015

A Place in the Sun

The Roger Billcliffe Gallery
Glasgow
2014

These precious things

The Elizabeth Harris Gallery
New York
2013

Elected a full member ROI

The Royal Society of Painters in Oil Colour
2012

Still life and the Opera

Glyndebourne
Lewes
2012

Lands of Streams and Timber

The Roger Billcliffe Gallery
Glasgow
2011

A True Wilderness Heart

The Elizabeth Harris Gallery
New York
2011

The River Runs through it

Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
Glasgow
2010

Of the Moment

Roger Billcliffe Gallery
Glasgow
2009

Dreaming Places

The Elizabeth Harris Gallery
New York
EDUCATION
LOCATION
2004

Camberwell College of Arts

The London Institute
1999

Christ’s College

University of Cambridge
AWARDS
LOCATIOn

The Royal Society of Painters in Oil Colour:

W&N Award for Young Artists

Royal Scottish Academy:

The Norman MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award

The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts:

Royal College of Physicians Award

University of Cambridge:

The Levy-Plumb scholarship in the Visual Arts