Jennifer McRae

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1991 Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen: Fine Art (drawing and painting): 1st class honours
1992 Higher Diploma in Post-graduate Studies
1998-2000 Lectured part-time at Grays



Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Hunting Art Prizes, London
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath (solo)


Morrison Scottish Portrait Award, RSA Edinburgh
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)


Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath (solo)


Berkeley Square Gallery (solo)
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London


Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh Festival Exhibition (solo)
BP Portrait Award, NPG, London


Gomez Gallery, Baltimore USA (solo)
Heritage Group Project, Ernst & young, Cambridge
Beaux Arts, Bath


BP Portrait Award, NPG, London
Singer & Friedlander Watercolour Exhibition, London
Beaux Arts, Bath (solo)


RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
BP Portrait Award, NPG, London
Self Portraits, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Morrison Scottish Portrait Award, RSA, Edinburgh
Painting in Scotland, Glasgow Printmakers Gallery
Art & Business, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Curwen Gallery, London (solo)


BP Portrait Award, NPG, London
Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London

Richmond Hill Gallery
Scottish Gallery Summer Show, Edinburgh
Adam Gallery, London (solo)


Narcissus: Self Portraits of the 20th Century, SNPG
Royal Scottish Society of Watercolours, Edinburgh
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
New English Arts Club, London
Singer & Friedlander Watercolour Exhibition, London
Mirror, Mirror: Self Portraits of Women Through The Centuries, NPG, London


Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Richmond Hill Gallery
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Bohun Gallery, Henley (solo)


Beaux Arts, Bath: joint show with John Bellany
Richmond Hill Gallery
Beaux Arts, Cork Street, London
Bohun Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Henley
New English Arts Club, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Langham Fine Arts, Surrey
Singer & Friedlander Watercolour Exhibition, London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London


Beaux Arts Summer Exhibition

Hunting Arts Prizes, Royal College of Art, London

Richmond Hill Gallery

Being Present: 8 Painters, Jerwood Space (Jerwood Foundation), London

Long & Ryle, London

Bohun Gallery, Henley



Completing 6 portraits of Chelsea Pensioner Royal Hospital Chelsea    The Royal Society of Portrait Painters,The Mall London                        Richmond Hill Gallery

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,London



Browse and Darby Summer Exhibition

Wales Portrait Award

The Lord’s Project



“Critic’s Choice” selected by William Packer for Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Beaux Arts, Bath. Summer Exhibition



Trip to Italy in preparation for a solo exhibition at The Thackeray Gallery, London



Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts, Bath
Art London, Chelsea, Thackeray Gallery                                            BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London



Beaux Arts, Bath, Summer Exhibition

Beaux Arts, Bath, 20/21 British Art Fair

Solo exhibition, Thackeray Gallery, London

Small is beautiful, Flowers Central, London

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, invited to lecture at National Gallery Theatre, Edinburgh



Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts, Bath

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition of Portraiture through the centuries (21st Century section, invited artist)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ,London

Portrait commission Scottish National Portrait Gallery: Sir Chris Hoy, triple Olympic Gold Medalist for Cycling

AP McCoy portrait in BP Portrait Award, London

Debate on contemporary portraiture Great Western Studios, London



Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition held at Mall Galleries, London (February).


Secret Lives, Beaux Arts, Bath

Ondaatje Gold Medal Winner, Royal Society of Portrait Painters.



Artist in Residence 2015, The Carnegie Club, Skibo Castle, Dornoch (courtesy of AIR residencies)

Currently working on 3rd commission for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery 2015.



1989-90 & 1990-91 Cornwall Steele Award for Painting
1991 Runner up, Morrison Scottish Portrait Award
1992 2nd Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
1998 1st Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
1999 1st Prize, Morrison Scottish Portrait Award
2000  Arts Club award, Royal Scottish Academy
2001 Regional Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
2nd Prize, Singer & Friedlander Watercolour Award
2002 2nd Prize, Singer & Friedlander Watercolour Award
Glasgow Arts Club Fellowship Award
2003 Kathleen Tronson Award, New English Arts Club
Judging panel: Hunting Arts Prizes (2002), Singer & Friedlander (2003, 2004)
2006 Awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Painter Stainers’ Livery Company


Travel Awards/Scholarships

1991 John Kinross Travel Scholarship, Florence
1999 Hogeschool, Sint Lukas, Brussels (BP Travel Award)
2000 Verrocchio Arts Centre, Tuscany (scholarship place)
2002 Chateau Balleroy, France (Prince’s Foundation)
Bursary Drawing Year placement, Prince’s Foundation, London. Public Collections National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Reading Museum, Singer & Friedlander London, Aberdeen Arts Gallery.Distribution of work: UK, USA, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain. Lord’s MCC Museum Portrait Commissions include; Dame Judi Dench, The Garrick Club, LondonSir Michael Howard, Order of Merit Portrait series for HM the Queen, The Royal Collection, WindsorLeonard Manasseh, R.A. Architect
Viscount Weir Weir Group
Edinburgh Fund Managers
Dame Prof. Gillian Beer Retiring Principal, Clare Hall, Cambridge
Robin Jenkins Writer (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
Thelma Holt Theatre Producer (National Portrait Gallery)
Kathleen Soriano Exhibitions & Collections Management, NPG
Tuscan Energy, Aberdeen
Margaret Smith Lady provost, Aberdeen City Council
Paul Anderson Musician (Aberdeen Art Gallery)
Alan Caiger-Smith Ceramicist (Reading Museum)
Michael Frayn Playwright & author (National Portrait Gallery)
Richard Smethurst Provost, Worcester College, Oxford
Dr Alison Elliott Moderator for the Church of Scotland
Standard Chartered International Bank
Mansur Ali Khan:Nawab of Pataudi commissioned by Lord’s MCC
Dame Stephanie Shirley, Prior’s Court School, Newbury
Sir Tim Berners Lee, for the Royal Society London