An Irvine artist has been chosen as the first artist in residence of a Glasgow business park.
Michael Murray, 34, has beaten off competition to become the first artist in residence of Skypark, one of Glasgow’s largest business centres.
And Michael, who specialises in digital mixed-media, took up his new post on Monday.
As well as a £10,000 residence project funded by Skypark and Arts and Business Scotland, Michael will host an exhibition in March at the business hub.
His work has been commissioned by a host of celebrities and companies around the globe.
Broadcaster Kaye Adams, Starbucks and Diageo and features in the Saatchi Gallery, Scottish Parliament and Scottish Arts Council as well as private homes in New York and Hong Kong.
He uses traditional and advanced 3D techniques to create striking and original artwork.
The modest artist said: “This project will enable me to create art with tenant ideas that will capture the iconic building and its’ amazing views of the surrounding environment and landscape.”
Spokeswoman for Moorfield, Skypark’s owners and their JV partners, Resonance Capital, Angela Higgins added: “We chose to work with Michael Murray as he is an amazing local artist whose talent has world-wide appeal.
“The project is hugely exciting for us as Michael will collaborate with our tenants to create a bespoke art collection that will give our business community a sense of place while recording contemporary working life in Scotland.”
Ciara Kenealy, Business Development Manager ofArts and Business Scotland said: “Skypark is the first funded artist in business residency in 2013, from the Arts & Business Scotland funding scheme.
“The scheme aims to enable the creative and business sectors to work together showing how art can make a positive contribution to business life. “