Jack Vettriano was born in Fife, Scotland in 1951. During the 1970’s, Vettriano’s girlfriend bought him a watercolour set for his 21st birthday and thereafter he spent all of his spare time painting. His early pieces were heavily influenced by impressionism and his works were signed under his birth name ‘Jack Hoggan’. In 1988 Vettriano submitted two works to the Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition and these were sold on the first day; Vettriano hasn’t looked back since! His professional career took off in the 1990’s with a number of high-profile commissions including a series of paintings for the Conran’s Bluebird Club London. In 2004 the painting ‘The Singing Butler’ was sold at Sotheby’s close to £750,000. Vettriano has held many sell-out exhibitions in London, New York and Hong Kong, his works are highly sought-after and are held in private and corporate collections around the world.