Standing apart from artistic movements and trends, John Byrne RSA’s work is often characterised by its narrative threads and macabre themes. Working fervently in his Edinburgh studio, Byrne’s creativity often seems to pour out through his brush or pen, working with whatever subject draws his attention, be it his own profile or the murky underworld of the metropolis. Drawing on both memories and the imaginary, his paintings combine his technical mastery and expansive repertoire of visual cues.