J M Fulton is an award-winning Scottish artist whose paintings are full of bold colour and expression. He trained at Glasgow School of Art and is inspired by the heritage of modern Scottish painting. He believes in expressing ‘Scottishness’ in painting as part of the tradition of European Expressionism. He has previously been awarded a scholarship to study in Florence from the Royal Scottish Academy and lives and works in the East End of Glasgow.
The iconography of Scotland is given a youthful twist in Fulton’s work. His paintings function as charming, fantastical tributes to the country and its culture, as well as fearlessly emotional celebrations of children and childhood.
His rural settings are familiar ones – pine forests at sunset, Highland cattle on the hillside – but given a jolt of vitality through a bold and exciting colour palette. Punchy reds, greens and blues enliven vibrant landscapes buzzing with as much energy as the youthful figures that inhabit them. – John McNee, Editor with The Herald Group.