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john Price painting the River Lagan


John Price is an Irish painter working primarily with oil paint and charcoal. He was born in Belfast. After an Art Foundation course from 1970 to 1971, he studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in London from 1971 to 1974. His postgraduate studies were completed at University of London and Ulster University. 

In 1985, he received The George Campbell Memorial Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Spanish Cultural Institute in Dublin, enabling him to travel and paint in Spain. 

He has exhibited in London, Belfast and Dublin and his work is held in public collections including the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department of the Environment. His work is also held in private collections in Ireland, the UK and abroad. 

John Price has always been interested in working directly from a subject, searching for momentary sensory impressions, to recreate sensations of light in his work. His main interests are landscapes and seascapes.

Solo Exhibitions 2015-2022

Esplanade   Engine Room Gallery, Belfast 2015
Works on Paper   Island Arts Centre, Lisburn  2017
The Waterworks  Engine Room Gallery Belfast  2019
River Lagan Paintings  Engine Room Gallery  2022

Section of a painting by John Price

Selected Exhibitions

South London Art Gallery
Brunel University
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Octagon Gallery, Belfast
Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
Tom Caldwell Galleries, Belfast and Dublin

Royal Ulster Academy
In April, 2022 John Price curated and exhibited in a celebration of art and friendship with Peter Hardie, Clement McAleer and Neil Shawcross at the Engine Room Gallery in Belfast.


Northern Ireland Civil Service
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Department of the En
Vincent Ferguson
Harley Street Specialist Hospital
St.Louise’s Contemporary Art Collection
Private collections in UK, Ireland and abroad

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John Price is a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland

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