The Artist

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.


Guy Kinder has painted throughout his varied career, taking part in exhibitions in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee, as well as undertaking commissions. He now paints full-time from his Edinburgh studio, specializing in portraiture.  Guy's paintings can be found in private and public collections, including: The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, New Register House Edinburgh, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Stirling and The University of the West of Scotland.

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





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