My Name is  David McMillan. Welcome to my website.

I’ve been an artist all my life. I’ve done lots other things besides,  – some willingly, others less so, but drawing and painting have been a connecting thread , a delight in times of plenty but sustaining in times of need.

I started at my mother’s knee, but ultimately became a graduate of Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art. If I have an artistic hero it is Vincent Van Gogh, who would have been content to know that his neglected work would eventually be welcome in almost any home anywhere.

The images  here are a representative selection of work produced over the last forty five years and demonstrate a range of interests and preoccupations. I hope you will find something that pleases.
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1963-68 Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art; graduated M.A. (Hons) Fine Art .
1969-73 – Lecturer in Art History, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
1976-83 – Tutor in Art History, Open University
Lives and works in Bath, England.
Currently represented by The Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham.


1968 E.U. Fine Art Society Open Exhibition (Prizewinner, Drawing)
1969 E.U. Fine Art Society Open Exhibition
British Empire Campaign for Cancer Research Exhibition,
Edinburgh, (Prizewinner)
1971 New Zealand Young Contemporaries, Auckland
1975 Different Realists, Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh
1976 Pernod Scottish Art Competition, Edinburgh
1977 Cleveland International Drawing Biennale (touring UK, USA,
Poland 1978)
1978 New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh
1979 Talbot Rice Art centre, Edinburgh University.
York Theatre Gallery;
Middlesburgh City Art Gallery;
Dovecote Art Centre, Stockton, Cleveland.
1980 Bath Festival Gallery;
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh;
LYC Museum, Cumbria.
1983 “Artist of the Day” (with Peter Matthews), Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1988 York Street Gallery, Bath
1999 Portsmouth City Art Gallery
2007 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA. Mini Print
Exhibition. (2nd Prizewinner);
LPW Leicester = “SMALL PRINT/BIG IMPRESSION” (Touring 07/08);
6th Lessedra World Print Annual, Sofia;
Bath Society of Artists Annual exhibition;
“THRESHOLD”, Front Room, Bridport, Dorset.
2008 Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition;
7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London & and touring;
7th Lessedra World Print annual, Sofia.
2009 Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA.“FOOTPRINT”;
Bath Society of Artists annual exhibition.
2012 One Man Show, Bath Artists Studios, Bath
2013 Royal West of England Academy Exhibition. “DRAWN 2013”
2014 “Radiance”. Fisherton Mill, Salisbury.
“Red as Red as Red” One Man Show. BRLSI, Bath
2015 “Cotswold Artists”. Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham.
Bath Society of Artists annual exhibition.