In 1995 Boag started painting and exhibiting
expressionist interpretations of landscapes. Demand for his
vibrant, colourful contemporary paintings has grown steadily
In 1999 a major commission from John Lewis
plc for three large contemporary paintings for permanent display
at their new flagship store in the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow
prompted Boag to take a year long sabbatical from teaching.
During this time Boag studied for an MA at Grays School of
Art in Aberdeen and being a research based course, required
him to reflect deeply on his own paintings and try to see
it in the wider context of current contemporary art.
In 2001 Francis Boag began painting full-time.
Today as well as exhibiting at Red Rag Modern Art Gallery
in the Cotswolds, the contemporary paintings of Francis Boag
appear in many leading modern art galleries in England and
Scotland. Boag is also developing an International following
for his paintings and becoming recognised as a leading artist
in the new generation of Scottish colourists.