Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Sir Arnold Clark (2000)

About this artwork

Sir Arnold Clark is a name synonymous with the motor car in Scotland. He has sold more cars than anyone else over the past sixty years. The former RAF mechanic began selling used motors in Glasgow’s Park Road and soon built up his reputation based on assured quality of service, affordability and hire purchase agreements. He has helped millions of Britons buy their first cars. Sir Arnold, one of Scotland’s most famous business figures, has generously supported many charitable causes over the last forty years. This simple portrait positions Sir Arnold in a garage with a vintage car behind him – it is from these foundations that he built his empire. It is part of a series of portraits commissioned to celebrate Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent.

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.