Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Sir Tom Hunter (1996)

About this artwork

This portrait is part of a series commissioned to celebrate Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent. A retail and property tycoon and one of the UK’s most prolific investors, Sir Tom Hunter is one of the country’s most active and committed philanthropists. This Ayrshire multi-millionaire made his first millions after the sale of the leisurewear chain, Sports Division. Since then his shrewd investments and partnerships have paid dividends. Now his Hunter Foundation invests in projects ranging from enterprise education in schools in Scotland; giving young people the chance to experience running a business; to health and education in Africa.

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Scottish photographers Malley and Gillespie are collectively known as ‘Broad Daylight’, collaborating on a variety of projects alongside their individual practices. Malley’s background as a documentary photographer and Gillespie’s training as an illustrator has created a partnership that enables them to produce work ranging from commissioned portraiture and documentary photography, to advertising and creative imagery. From 1999 – 2005 they produced book jacket images for the crime novelist Ian Rankin and also worked with him on the major book project 'Rebus’s Scotland' – a publication highlighting the places that inspired the settings in Edinburgh and beyond for Rankin’s Rebus novels. 2009 saw them working on an exhibition called 'As Others See Us' – which portrayed a selection of noteworthy Scots.