Jim Collins Artwork

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My first commission was for Misener Shipping of Toronto, Canada in 1983. It was a panorama of the yard containing the three ships that were built for them, The Canada Marquis, Selkirk Settler, and the Saskatchewan Pioneer.


When we received the order for the roll on roll off ferry “ Norsea”, I was asked to create three oils of the ship under construction for North Sea Ferries technical offices in Rotterdam.


Following the completion of the three oils, I was then asked to do thirty Scottish landscapes in any media as they would be reproduced and the reproductions would hang in every inside cabin on the red and blue decks. If the cabin had a window, it didn’t require a picture. There were 153 inside cabins. Then followed another commission for four Scottish Landscapes in oils, to hang in each of the four de-luxe cabins at the bridge front.


Artist’s Impression of yard redevelopment for Kvaerner Govan Ltd.
Oil of Bill Bryden’s epic production “The Ship ”for their sponsors G.E.C. ( Yarrow’s shipyard ).


Four mixed media paintings for the Festival Business Centre, Brand Street, Ibrox.
Six feet by five oil montage of Anderston. Skillshops Kent Street, Glasgow
Four oils for the council chambers in Cunninghame House Irvine. North Ayrshire Council.



“In the Shadow of a Fairfield Cran’.”
Five feet by six oil to commemorate ten successful years of regeneration in Govan by Govan Initiative Ltd