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john Price painting the River Lagan


John Price was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

After an Art Foundation course there he studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in London before finishing

his postgraduate studies at University of London and Ulster University. 

Throughout his career he has lectured in St.Mary’s University College,Belfast and St.Joseph’s Teacher Training College,Belfast 

and was Head of Art at St.Louise’s College in Belfast.


In 1985 he received the George Campbell Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Spanish Cultural Institute

in Dublin, enabling him to travel to Spain to paint the Spanish landscape and study the work of the Spanish Masters

on attachment to the Prado Museum in Madrid.

He has exhibited extensively in Belfast, Dublin and London and his work is held in public collections including 

the Northern Ireland Civil Service, the 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.


The focus of John Price’s paintings is primarily landscape. He is interested in the singularity and uniqueness of place and in particular places transformed through the imagination of colour and drawing, places that are site-specific.

He works from a series of vantage points and the variations that occur from a slight shift in vantage point, painting and drawing a landscape from different viewpoints at different times of the day and season.

He has always been interested in working directly from a subject in a spontaneous manner, searching for momentary sensory impressions.

All his paintings are oil on canvas and he uses charcoal and pastel for works on paper.

He lives and works in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Section of a painting by John Price

Solo Exhibitions







River Lagan Paintings Engine Room Gallery, Belfast


The Waterworks  Paintings and Drawings  Engine Room Gallery, Belfast


Works on Paper   Island Arts Centre, Lisburn


Esplanade  Paintings and Drawings  Engine Room Gallery, Belfast


New Work  Paintings and Drawings   Octagon Gallery, Belfast

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 - 2023

















Engine Room Gallery, Belfast


A Celebration of Art and Friendship  Peter Hardie, John Price, Clement Mc Aleer, Neil Shawcross


Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast


Tom Caldwell Galleries, Belfast and Dublin


Young Contemporaries  Arts Council Gallery, Belfast


Octagon Gallery, Belfast


Whitechapel Gallery, London


Brunel University, Uxbridge, London


South London Art Gallery


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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