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Iain Holman is a Scottish portrait and figurative artist, born in Inverness and now working from his studio in the town of Biggar, South Lanarkshire.  He graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the Open College of the Arts (UCA) in 2016, and is now exhibiting in selected galleries in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Dublin.  His work was also on show at the Mall Galleries in London and he has appeared in a number of art publications including the International Artist Magazine. 
Iain’s inspiration comes from the enduring fascination with the human form, sourcing his references from either studio created poses or candid images from city street life. He blends realism with abstraction, using oils on canvas to create painted patterned brush work, that is both structured and immediate. His inspiration is found around him and is of the moment; reacting to the time he is living in today and recording his experiences as a visual diary.

Commissioning Artwork

If you like the style and have a particular subject in mind then it may be possible to commission a piece from the particular artist.

The Atelier Gallery has managed many commissions for our clients and believes it is a unique and personal way of purchasing art. We are here to simplify a process that allows you to become fully engaged, as appropriate, with the design and development of a bespoke piece of artwork.

To discuss how to proceed then please contact us at [email protected]

To view works please come and visit us at:

The Atelier Gallery
5 Howard Street


Monday to Wednesday: Viewing by appointment
Thursday and Friday: 11am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm

As a working studio we are often open beyond the core hours stated, so if our lights are on, please do come in or feel free to contact us to check before visiting.

Email: [email protected]


+44 (0) 7711 768 258