Donald Urquhart (born in Dumfries, 1963) is a drag queen turned draughtsman. He first gained public attention as the man behind the 90s high camp cabaret night The Beautiful Bend, but is now better known for his distinctive cartoon-like black ink drawings. Urquhart’s glamorous past colours his drawings and paintings, but there is more to this artist than debauched glamour. His mastery of dark humour and a fluid line has produced poetic works both sweet and melancholy, praised for their “epic simplicity”. There are other Donald Urquharts, and many other Donalds; this one has been long differentiated by the sobriquet “That Donald”.
Peacock Visual Arts
71.5 x 51.5 cm