Guy Kinder was born in 1960, and was educated at Strathallan School, Perthshire. He went on to study drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, between 1978 and 1982, under eminent Scottish artists, including: Alberto Morrocco OBE, RSA, David McClure RSA, Jack Knox RSA and James Morrison RSA,RSW.
Shortly after graduating, Guy Kinder was commissioned by the then Secretary of State for Scotland, George Younger, to paint a portrait of his father, Viscount Younger III of Leckie. In 1983 Guy took up a post in the World Heritage Village of New Lanark, teaching youngsters on the Youth Training Scheme in art, graphic design and photography, as well as running adult evening tuition courses in drawing and painting. From 1986 to 2002 he ran a successful commercial gallery and artist supplies business, before moving with his family to Edinburgh.
Notable Portrait Commissions
Ian Rankin OBE, DL - Scottish Crime Writer
Dr Olivia Giles OBE - Founder of the 500 Miles Charity
Lord Wilson of Tillyorn - Former Governer of Hong Kong
James Naughtie - BBC Radio Presenter
David Sellar MVO, FRHistS - Former Lord Lyon King of Arms
Anne Richards CVO, CBE, FRSE
Sir Angus McFarlane McLeod Grossart CBE
Vicount Younger III of Leckie
Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers