Jamie MacDonald: Preserving Tradition

A self-employed traditional sign writer and decorative artist based locally, Jamie specialises in traditional hand-painted signs and bespoke artistic work.

He spent 3 years at Glasgow College of Building and Printing, studying Interior Design and Advanced Signwork Craft. After travelling in New Zealand and Australia for 18 months, working for several sign manufacturers and occasionally being commissioned for hand-painted signs or bespoke artwork, he returned home to Pinwherry in 1997 to start his own signwriting business,  from vintage vehicles to traditional shop signs, branching out to restoring chancel ceilings, painting wall murals and signs for a film set.

Jamie demonstrated his craft, and his artwork in conversation with Alan Jeans.



Here’s a little film about Jamie’s event, showing his incredible craftmanship.

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