Self-taught Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano, is proof that anyone is capable of making their dreams come true if they are determined enough.

Originally a mining engineer from Fife, Jack Vettriano began painting as a hobby. For his 21st birthday, Vettriano’s then girlfriend bought him a set of watercolour paints. Vettriano began to experiment with different styles of painting before creating his classic film noir style artworks: The Singing Butler, Bluebird at Bonneville and Bad Boy, Good Girl being among his most famous works.

Dedicated to his hobby, Vettriano submitted two of these artworks to the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition. These sold out almost immediately and secured him art exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and New York. Vettriano soon became a national sensation, with the owner of Bluebird Club in London, Sir Terence Conran, signing him up to create several original paintings that featured the life of Sir Malcolm Campbell. Now, Vettriano’s paintings, limited edition prints and books that can be found in private, corporate and public collections around the world.

Jack Vettriano