Jamie O'Dea was born in Glasgow in 1962. He studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1986 and 1989.
Jamie has been painting full time since 1994 and has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. His work is mostly figurative. His bold use of colour and his lively figures - always with lots of movement and expression - characterise his work. The vivid colours and dramatic, stylised figures are reminiscent of the work of Scottish colourists JD Fergusson and Margaret Morris.