Allan Ramsay is a painter.
Allan attended figure drawing classes at Edinburgh College of Art from 1978-1982. He then went on to study drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1982-1986. He also trained at the Art Students League in New York.
In 1988 he won first prize in the John Player Portrait Award / BP Portrait Award at the National Gallery in London. As part of this prize he was commissioned to paint the portrait of Sir Alan Ayckbourn for the NPG permanent collection.
Other notable commissions include a portrait of Dr. John Mackay, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh District Council.
He was also a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award (Canada), a prestigious award for figurative painting.
He has regularly exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Academy summer exhibition.
Allan’s painting in the NGP permanent collection can be seen at –