About this artwork

Alex Salmond was the leader of the Scottish National Party from 1990-2000 and 2004-14. Salmond served as the fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007-14. He announced his intention to step down as leader of the Scottish National Party the day after a majority of Scots voted to remain in the UK during the September 2014 referendum. Salmond said of this painting: ‘I am honoured that the highly acclaimed artist Gerard Burns asked to paint a portrait of me as part of his ‘14 for 14’exhibition’ - to raise money for a major Scottish cancer charity, and noted that the artist had ‘done a marvellous job’.

Gerard M. Burns

Gerard M. Burns