Scottish artist Iain Faulkner graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 with a BA in Fine Art. He has had numerous solo shows in the UK, USA, France, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. His work appears in many private and corporate collections; in 2010 he was commissioned to paint the European Ryder Cup Team member portraits.

His works feature a lone protagonist. Dressed uniformly in white shirt, black suit trousers and leather shoes, we see him paused between activities at a moment of reflection, pre-occupation or self-absorption. These scenes highlight moments of withdrawal and consolidation, where the subject turns inward. He appears rootless and world-weary, in transit in a hotel or at the wheel of a car or motor-boat. The images imply a sense of a nomadic existence. The fact that his face is obscured or turned away, allows us to see this figure as an everyman, a player both familiar and universal.