Lachlan Goudie is an artist who exhibits regularly in London and New York. The scope of Lachlan’s work is broad, incorporating portraiture, still life and landscape painting. His canvasses have won numerous awards and in 2013 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil painters, in London. Lachlan is the son of the Scottish artist Alexander Goudie. He was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, before studying English at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art in London.
In addition to painting, Lachlan is also a writer and Arts broadcaster. He regularly contributes to the BBC World Service radio programme, ‘From our own Correspondent’ and has written and presented two documentaries for BBC television – ‘The Art of Witchcraft’ (2013), ‘Stanley Spencer: The colours of the Clyde’ (2014). Lachlan has been a judge on the BBC1 series Big Painting Challenge since it began. ‘The Story of Scottish Art’ was a critically acclaimed landmark series and Lachlan was nominated by the Royal Television Society Scotland for their Onscreen Personality of the year award in 2015. Lachlan’s most recent documentaries “Painting The Holy Land” were broadcast on BBC1 and BBC4 over Easter this year.
Lachlan is currently writing a book on the history of Scottish Art which will be published by Thames and Hudson in 2018. Lachlan’s writing is informed by his experience of working as an artist. Schooled in painting by his father from an early age, Lachlan is a keen proselytiser for the value of technique, craft and tradition in contemporary art. Frequent painting trips abroad, during which he sketches in the open air whilst on the road, allow him to observe, document and celebrate the world around us.
The wonder of Art: its power to colour and change people’s lives fascinates Lachlan. It lies at the heart of his work as an artist, writer and broadcaster. You can follow Lachlan on Twitter @lachlangoudie