Mark Roscoe’s portrait for the Faculty of Scottish Advocates.
Commissioned in 2013, it depicts the First Division courtroom in Parliament House, with a Bench of 12 senators, headed by Lord Gill, the Lord President, and Lord Carloway, Lord Justice Clerk.
The Faculty of Advocates was in the studio for a long time, so long that became part of family life and he included a corner of the it in a portrait he painted of Clare, his wife. His toddler made several attempts to assist and added his own signature to the bottom of the painting ‘but don’t tell the Faculty of Advocates that! says Mark.
Mark enjoyed the challenge and is looking for another multi portrait commission to keep him on his toes.
Both paintings were shown at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in May.
Mark Roscoe elected to Membership
Mark’s career is in the ascendent. In May the Membership of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters voted on Candidate’s work during the Society’s Annual General Meeting and elected Mark Roscoe as a full Member .