Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE (1997)

About this artwork

Sir Jackie Stewart is a true sporting icon who is renowned around the world. A world racing driving champion three times – in 1969, 1971 and 1973 – he has become a prolific international businessman since his retirement from the track. He began a new career as a television presenter which has made him one of the most famous Scots in America. He has since worked as a consultant for many of the world’s leading luxury brands, before returning to Formula One racing as team manager. This portrait is part of a series commissioned to celebrate Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent. Sir Jackie is depicted in a closely cropped frame which accentuates his shrewd expression – this is a man who exudes success. In utilising a triptych format, the artists cement Sir Jackie's position as an icon.

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.