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Harbour Cottage Gallery                                                                                                             
Castle Bank                                                                                                                 FOR SALE
Kirkcudbright                                                                                                   Items on this page will be on sale         

DG6 4LD                                                                                                                   during 'Moving On...2'

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STOP PRESS  Exciting additions to the exhibition/sale


JONATHAN TRUSS

Siberian Sisters

MOIRA BEATY

'Dressed Up' Painting 20"x38" in a 1.5" frame

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F MASSA

Lake and Trees

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OIL PAINTING

by JUSTINE

ACRYLIC SEASCAPE

by REMINGTON

GLIMPSES OF GALLOWAY - UPPER DEE

by STAN WORMALD

SILENT BIDS CLOSE AT 4.00pm ON THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER

 'MOVING ON .....2' closes at 4.00pm Saturday 18th November 

If you would like to purchase or make an offer on an item don't delay
Call in or contact us by emailing us admin@harbourcottagegallery.org.uk or by telephone 01557 339121.


ARTISTS/MAKERS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Beyond the alphabetical list there are a few 'non-attributed pieces of interest

There will also be a small selection of antique jewellery available at the exhibition/sale


LIBBY ANDERSON

Scotch Bonnet Chillies(2) Original

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Liby is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and Moray House and for a time taught art in the Lothians before building a studio in the beautiful surroundingds of Tayvallich, Argyll from which she derives much of her inspirartion and where she still lives. Libby works in a range of media and enjoys a variety of subjects including still life and potraiture. She has exhibited widely and her work is to be found in public and private collections both in the UK and overseas. Libby is a member of Artmap Argyll and the Glasgow Society of Women Artists.

ANON (signed ABS)

Carving of Owl

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This delightful carving of an owl is by an unknown local craftsman. Initials 'ABS' are carved on the base. If anyone recognises the piece or the initials please let us know.

The carving may well be by the late Alastair Sinclair, a local woodcarver who exhibitied widely locally anfd further afield.


ANON (signed CRO)

Cityscape with bridge - Original     SOLD

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The artist of this colourful, atttractive painting is not known but the painting is signed 'CRO'. If anyone recognise the location of the painting or can identify the artist please let us know.

DONALD BAIN

Woman Dressing - Original

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Born in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. His art teacher, WY MacGregor, one of the Glasgow Boys, introduced him to the work of the Colourists. Became involved with Fergusson with the New Scottish Group from its formation in 1942. He stayed and worked several years after the War in France, settled in Glasgow in 1948. Major touring exhitibion of his work in 1972-73. Exhibited widely in France. Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Gallery of Modern Arts hold his work.


ROSALIND BALDWIN

Wren - original           SOLD

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Painter, draughtsman, teacher and book illustrator, born in Glasgow where she attended Glasgow School of Art (1969-1973). After teaching in Scotland from 1979 she freelanced from 1979, She painted many animal portraits and her widlife designs were reproduced as calendars and cards by several publishers and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

She has exhibited at The Royal Scottish Watercolour Society, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, The Society of Scottish Artists, The Scottish Society of Women Artists, The Society of Equestrian Artists and Patricia Wells Gallery in Thornbury.

 

PAT BANYARD

Booklet: A Walk on the Southside in the footsteps of Robert Burns (illustrations by Pat Banyard)

 

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This booklet chronicles the association of Robert Burns and the Southside of Edinburgh.

The booklet is written by John G Gray and Charles J Smith with illustrations by Patricia Banyard, an Edinburgh artist. The foreward is by Emeritus Professor David Daiches MBE.

The authors have carefully explored all known and conjectured connections betweenthe poet and the Southside and have produced a fscinating account of the persons and places involved.

John Gray enlisted the help of his friend, Edinburgh artist Pat Banyard who tackled the project with energy and enthusiasm. The result of her considerable research was a series of imaginative illustrations which greatly enhance the booklet.  

PAT BANYARD

Sweetie shop in Castle Street Kirkcudbright

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Pat is an Edinburgh based artist who began her career as a ceramic artist in Portobello and has studied and practised painting and drawing ever since. She usually works in watercolour and mixed media and has exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy. She was enlisted by her friend John G Gray to illustrate his booklet about Robert Burns' association with the Southside of Edinburgh (see above).

She also spent some time at classes held by Archie Sutter Watt and produced this painting of a sweetie shop in Castle Street Kirkcudbright whilst attending these classes. The sweetie shop has sadly long gone but the painting lives on. Pat loves Dumfries & Galloway and, although she lives in Edinburgh, spends much of her time staying in the picturesque Cardoness area.

 

JOHN BATHGATE

Arnamurchan Point - Limited edition print of watercolour        SOLD

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After joining "The Lothians Group of Artists" in 1979, John Bathgate started exhibiting in and around Edinburgh and established his first working studio in Haddington, East Lothian. He has been working as a full time artist ever since, exhibiting in group and one-man shows throughout Scotland, having also had work hung and sold in the RSW exhibition in Edinburgh. He now shows his work from Inverness down to London. Julian Halsby and Paul Harris included him in the new version of the "Dictionary of Scottish Painters, 1600 to the Present", published in 2010.
Living in the north west of Skye, John looks out on Loch Bracadale, with views south to Rum and Canna, the Cuillins and west to MacLeods Tables. The quality of light here and the constantly changing weather provide all the inspiration for many of the paintings produced.

MOIRA BEATY

'Dressed Up'- Original (Painting 23"x38" in a 1.5" frame)

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Jessie Moira Beaty (neé Munro) was born in 1922 in Prestwick, Ayrshire. She attended Hutcheson’s grammar school and won a scholarship to the Gla

Jessie Moira Beaty (neé Munro) was born in 1922 in Prestwick, Ayrshire. She attended Hutcheson’s grammar school and won a scholarship to the Glasgow School of Art, where she enrolled as a student in 1939 alongside fellow painters Joan Eardley and Margot Sandeman. In late 1941 Moira was invited to apply to the Foreign Office and from 1942 –45 she began her war service at Bletchley Park as a cryptographer working directly on the breaking of Enigma codes..
She returned to Glasgow in 1947 to resume studies at the School of Art. There she met Stuart Beaty, a sculptor whom she married in 1952.https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackimp/N5295.133705.GUARDIAN.CO.UK/B10561977.140866091;dc_trk_aid=313104458;dc_trk_cid=71306004;ord=1479629673;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=?Following the birth of her daughter Ann many of her paintings were of young children, her garden flowers, the rural community and the rolling Border landscape. Asked about her subject matter she replied, “I just paint my life.
 She exhibited her art widely during the 50s and 60s, including at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute and the Scottish Society of Women Artists, to which she was elected as a professional member in 1974.
In 1990 the couple moved to Barnbarroch, Dumfries & Galloway and from 1997 Gracefield Arts Centre became an important focus.https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackimp/N5295.133705.GUARDIAN.CO.UK/B10561977.140866091;dc_trk_aid=313104458;dc_trk_cid=71306004;ord=1479629673;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=?
After Stuart died in 2004, Moira moved to the Stirlingshire village of Balfron to be near her daughter, Ann. There she continued to paint, and to solve crosswords and Sudoku puzzles with great determination. She became a regular at local weekly life drawing classes, where she put the younger members to shame with her energy. Her final year was a triumph, as she had a sell-out retrospective exhibition in the Harbour Gallery in Kirkcudbright and was represented in the town’s major summer exhibition, entitled Glasgow Girls 1920-60, which she opened.

 

 

FRANCIS BOAG

House with Doo'cot

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In June 2001 after nearly 30 years of teaching art in schools around Scotland, Francis left behind the security of his post as Head of Art in Aberdeen Grammar School and set out to achieve a life long ambition - to make a career as an artist. More than 14 years on, his life changing decision has been vindicated and Francis is now one of Scotland's most popular and best selling painters, exhibiting widely at home and abroad. He is included in the UK edition of 'Who's Who in Art'.


TERESA DURA BRANSON (1935 - 2016 )

Original Oil 'Midnight Tide (Dhoon)                                                                                              SOLD


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Teresa lived in Kirkcudbright from 1970 until her death in 2016. 

Born in 1935 during the Spanish Civil War, she studied art at 'Escuela de Bellas Artes San Corlos' in Valencia. She moved to London in 1959 and during her day off as an au pair studied art at Bromley Art College. Her first solo exhibition was at the Gracefield Arts Centre (Dumfries) in 1978.Gracefield acquired one of her paintings for their private collection.

It was often remarked that Teresa strove to create atmosphere with her own individual style, being inspired by her view of 'nature's mystical moods'.

She was equally at home painting with oils, watercolour and pastels.

MAUREEN BRIGGS

Watercolour 'Carrick Point'

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Maureen is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and owns the High Street Gallery in Kirkcudbright ,with Richard Ross

 

DAVY BROWN

'Cree Estuary'

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Davy Brown studied at Glasgow School of Artand from 1988 to 2002 he was Principal Teacher of Art at the Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart. In 2002 he took the step into self-employment as a full time artist. Davy's paintings can be seen in public collections nationwide and have been procured for the private collections of well-known figures such as David Suchet, J K Rowling, Clare Balding and many others. He still lives in Newton Stewart.

DOROTHY BRUCE

Original Pen & Watercolour 'Kirkcudbright'        SOLD

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Dorothy Bruce was born in Wisconsin,gaining her Bachelor of Fine Art from the Minneapolis School of Art, now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.She travelled extensively in the States and Australia,

participating in Group Shows, before holding a one-woman exhibition in Brisbane, Australia.

She has lived and worked in Scotland for over 40 years, painting the landscapes and coastal scenes that are

so distinctive to this country.

JOHN BUDGETT 1934 - 2005

Acrylic 'Mother and Child'                       SOLD

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John trained at the Bournville School of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham (1958-1962), winning an award for outstanding merit in 1959. In 1960 he also won the Cadbury Art Scholarship to London. The pinnacle of his early one-man exhibitions was at Coventry Cathedral to mark the opening of the new Cathedral in 1962. Over later years John exhibited widely throughout the country.He moved to Gatehouse  in 1965 and, with John Clark, formed the Rutherford Group of Artists in 1974. He eventually moved to Kirkcudbright but by this time his artistic output was less prolific. A retrospectice exhibition was held in the Tolbooth Gallery in 1999, featuring much of his earlier work. His last exhibition was also at the Tolbooth Studio Gallery in 2003.

JOHN BUDGETT 1934 - 2005

Acrylic 'Religious Figures

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John trained at the Bournville School of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham (1958-1962), winning an award for outstanding merit in 1959. In 1960 he also won the Cadbury Art Scholarship to London. The pinnacle of his early one-man exhibitions was at Coventry Cathedral to mark the opening of the new Cathedral in 1962. Over later years John exhibited widely throughout the country.He moved to Gatehouse  in 1965 and, with John Clark, formed the Rutherford Group of Artists in 1974. He eventually moved to Kirkcudbright but by this time his artistic output was less prolific. A retrospectice exhibition was held in the Tolbooth Gallery in 1999, featuring much of his earlier work. His last exhibition was also at the Tolbooth Studio Gallery in 2003.


JOHN BUDGETT 1934 - 2005

Stormy Sea

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John trained at the Bournville School of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham (1958-1962), winning an award for outstanding merit in 1959. In 1960 he also won the Cadbury Art Scholarship to London. The pinnacle of his early one-man exhibitions was at Coventry Cathedral to mark the opening of the new Cathedral in 1962. Over later years John exhibited widely throughout the country.He moved to Gatehouse  in 1965 and, with John Clark, formed the Rutherford Group of Artists in 1974. He eventually moved to Kirkcudbright but by this time his artistic output was less prolific. A retrospectice exhibition was held in the Tolbooth Gallery in 1999, featuring much of his earlier work. His last exhibition was also at the Tolbooth Studio Gallery in 2003.

JOHN BUDGETT 1934 - 2005

Mixed Media 'Fishing Boats'                        SOLD

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John trained at the Bournville School of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham (1958-1962), winning an award for outstanding merit in 1959. In 1960 he also won the Cadbury Art Scholarship to London. The pinnacle of his early one-man exhibitions was at Coventry Cathedral to mark the opening of the new Cathedral in 1962. Over later years John exhibited widely throughout the country.He moved to Gatehouse  in 1965 and, with John Clark, formed the Rutherford Group of Artists in 1974. He eventually moved to Kirkcudbright but by this time his artistic output was less prolific. A retrospectice exhibition was held in the Tolbooth Gallery in 1999, featuring much of his earlier work. His last exhibition was also at the Tolbooth Studio Gallery in 2003.

HAZEL CAMPBELL

Frozen Loch                        SOLD

 

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CLARICE CLIFF

Limited Edition Plate 'Farmhouse'  and 'Red Roofs'- both plates 20cms diameter

'Farmhouse SOLD                                           Red Roofs - SOLD


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Clarice Cliff was born on 20 January 1899 in Meir Street, Tunstall. Tunstall is the most northerly of the six Potteries towns of Staffordshire, in the English Midlands.
Her first job at Linguard Webster and Co was as an apprentice enameller where she learned freehand painting, After 3 years she moved to Hollinshead and Kirkham as a lithographer. In 1916, after attending evening classes in Tunstall, she joined A J Wilkinson Royal Staffordshire Pottery in Burslem. Her artistic flair was soon recognized by her company boss Colley Shorter, who, in 1927, arranged for her to study sculpture for a few months at the Royal College of Art, London. He then set her up in her own studio adjoining the Newport Pottery. Clarice experimented with designs, her first pieces being brightly coloured, geometric patterns and shapes. These early designs were called Bizarre Ware - these patterns were in direct contrast to the prevailing traditional styles. Novelty and variety were the keynotes of her success, but she shrewdly kept traditional shapes in production. Soon, the 1,000 Newport pottery workers were producing only Bizarre Ware and Clarice was appointed Art Director. Other ranges were added, including Fantasque, a variation of Bizarre Ware. Like all designers she took inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including art and botany.
Clarice Cliff and Colley Shorter were married in 1940. The Newport pottery was taken over as a government store during the Second World War and by the time the War ended Clarice discovered that tastes had changed and mass production methods pushed out hand painted pottery. Colley Shorter died in 1963 - she sold  the two companies in 1964 and lived quietly in retirement, in the suburb of Clayton, south of Stoke-on-Trent until she died on 23 October 1972. Her companies eventually became part of the Wedgewood Group in 1970. Since then Clarice Cliff originals and limited editions have become highly collectable, with prices for originals running into thousands of pounds.


CLIFTON (American Artist)

'Calves' Oil on canvas 36" x 24"

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Clifton is a known artist in the USA but has obvious connections with Scotland as this painting features a Scottish scene and Ayrshire calves.

Painted in the style of, and heavily influenced by David Gauld - indeed may have been copied.

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ANN DALLAS

Charcoal 'Portrait of Kate Milroy'


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Ann Dallas was born in Newbiggin, Northumberland. She trained at King Edward VII School of Art, Newcastle,and also taught at Gosforth Grammar School

1929-45. The last survivor of Kirkcudbright artists' colony, she was married to the artist Alastair Dallas. She exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters and locally in Kirkcudbright, where she lived and became associated with the Kirkcudbright School of Painters. Her work is in the collection of the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne and the London Transport Museum.

J DAY

'Ships' original oil (20" x 15")

 

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DELFT POTTERY

Pot with lid                                            SOLD

 

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Delft

Delft is a tin-glazed pottery that has been made since the seventeenth century in Holland. Delft was made in England in the eighteenth century. It is decorated with blue on white or with colored decorations. Real delft is a soft, easily chipped pottery. Twenty-first century delft is often porcelain. Most of the pieces sold today were made after 1891.

Today, Delfts Blauw (Delft Blue) is the brand name hand painted on the bottom of ceramic pieces identifying them as authentic and collectible. Although most Delft Blue borrows from the tin-glaze tradition, it is nearly all decorated in underglaze blue on a white clay body

ROLAND NORMAN FOLLAND (1932 -1999)

'Riverbank' Print (22" x 50")

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Ronald Norman Folland was born in 1932 and for most of his life he lived in Hampshire, near to the city of Portsmouth.

During the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, Ron Folland was one of the most successful published painters in the world. He was noted particularly for his landscape views of English villages, and the open and limited editions of his work which were published at the time, painted using a muted earth tone colour palette, sold widely.

IAN GASCOYNE

Oil 'Temple Garden'

 

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Ian, no doubt, inherited his artistic talent and abstract style of painting from his mother Rosemary Gascoyne, and currently has his studio at WASPS in Kirkcudbright.

 

FRANCES GODFREY

Original Watercolour 'HERON'              SOLD


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Frances Godfrey is a local Dumfries & Galloway artist.

She joined a group of local artists who have campaigned vigourously against the proliferation of windfarms which they consider are ruining the local countryside.

She specialises in paintings of birds and has exhibited widely, including at the Ottersburn Gallery on a number of occasions.

LYS HANSEN

Red Figures

 

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Lys Hansen is a distinguished Scottish artist. She is an expressive, figurative painter working in a European and international context. Her main concerns are the human condition and the complex inter-relationships of people.

Recent painting projects and research have taken her to Berlin, to Bornholm in Denmark, to Ireland and to northern France.

Hansen’s major themes are interlinked. So, her expression of Family is cognate with her ideas and works on Identity; her attention to Heritage links to her theme of Denmark: her concerns with conflict encompass experience of the 20th century seen through Place.

These in turn relate to the family relationships of the common man, and in her range of treatment of them, the artist draws us to the ecstatic, to the mundane and to the desperate. She leads us always by either our catharsis or our empathy to resolve the emotions we encounter.

 

Lys attended Edinburgh College of Art (1955-59) where her tutors were Sir William Gillies and Sir Robin Phillipsson. In 1961 she studied fine art under David Talbot Riceand Giles Robertson at the University of Edinburgh.

BRIAN HARGREAVES (1935 - 2011)

The Butterflies of the World  created for Franklin Mint in 1987 - A collection of 15 Porcelain Sculptures.

All butterflies are featured settled on flowers - height varies from 4mm to 9mm 

 

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Brian Hargreaves was an award-winning artist and illustrator who lived in Rye. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a Fellow of the Free Painters and Sculptors, and a member of the Guild of Lettering Craftsmen.
Born in Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, on 27 May 1935, he attended Keighley Grammar School and trained at Keighley School of Arts and Crafts. He continued at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, where he gained the National Diploma of Design. Upon completing his studies, for a number of years, he worked in church restoration, including cathedrals nation-wide and many well-known churches in London, the Houses of Parliament, and St Paul’s Cathedral, where he gilded the ball and cross atop its summit.
While working on display material for the Natural History Museum in London a request for sample illustrations for the book Butterflies of Britain and Europe led to a commission for the entire volume. He became the first artist to produce illustrations of all the butterflies of Britain and Europe. A period of intense focus on drawing and painting butterflies and moths followed in a series of about ten books. Butterflies on My Mind by Dulcie Gray, with illustrations by Brian Hargreaves, won the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award.
Commissions connected with royalty came from the Royal Entomological Society of London, one to paint the butterflies and gardens of Buckingham Palace in a picture presented to the Queen on her Silver Wedding, and one of a single butterfly on her Golden Wedding. Another was to illustrate an illuminated double page spread in its Visitor’s Book for the Queen to sign on the centenary of the granting of the Royal Charter.
He worked for Franklin Mint for some years producing butterfly sculptures, butterfly bells, and butterfly napkin rings, sold throughout the world.

A J (Jack) HASTINGS

Woodhall Loch Laurieston (20" x 15")

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Jack Hastings was a gifted amateur who befriended the newly arrived artistic community in Kirkcudbright and was much encouraged by them - so much so that one of his paintings was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1946. He was a miller, greengrocer and florist to trade but gave up the business to devote himself to art in 1965. He converted his garage to a studio and his richly coloured paintings of Kirkcudbright and the surrounding area were never hard to sell.

A J (Jack) HASTINGS

'The Old Mill Kirkcudbright' watercolour 27x22cms

 

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Jack Hastings was a gifted amateur who befriended the newly arrived artistic community in Kirkcudbright and was much encouraged by them - so much so that one of his paintings was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1946. He was a miller, greengrocer and florist to trade but gave up the business to devote himself to art in 1965. He converted his garage to a studio and his richly coloured paintings of Kirkcudbright and the surrounding area were never hard to sell.

 

D O HILL RSA

Print of Kirkcudbright (8" x 11")

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ANNA HOTCHKISS (1885 - 1984)

'Daily Deliveries' Pencil/Watercolour (15" x 11") & 'A Street in Cagnes' Watercolour 14x11"


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Anna Hotchkiss was born in Glasgow and attended Glasgow School of Art between 1906 and 1910. She moved to Kirkcudbright and rented a studio, in Greengate Close, from Jessie M King.  Anna spent long periods travelling in China as well as teaching at Yenching University in Peking (1922-1924). She returned to China from 1926 - 1937. Travels in that country with her friend, artist, Mary Mullikin, resulted in two jointly writtenn books, one the story of their perilous journey to the Nine Sacred Mountains (1937) and the other to the Buddhist Sculptures at the Yun Kang Caves (1935). She exhibited widely in the UIK as well as Los Angeles, China and Hong Kong. The later period of her life, from the 1940's was spent in Kirkcudbright, where she continued to paint

NETTIE HOUSTON

'The Meandering Burn' watercolour (15" x 11")

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Nettie was the daughter of a local draper and trained at the Glasgow School of Art. 

After training she returned to Kirkcudbright to take up the position of art teacher at Kirkcudbright Academy. She mainly concentrated on paintings of the local area.

CAROLINE HUNTER

Original Acrylic on board 'September Shore'

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Born in Edinburgh, Caroline grew up in the Orkney Isles, studied History of Art at Aberdeen University.and then in need of some fresh air spent seven years doing archaeological and conservation fieldwork on mainland Scotland, Shetland and the Hebrides before returning to Orkney and beginning to paint in  1994.

Since then she has exhibited extensively throughout Scotland, and in London and isa prizewinner and regular exhibitor at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.

ALAN LEE

Limited Edition Print 'GEREINT'

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Alan Lee (born 20 August 1947) is an English book illustrator and movie conceptual designer . He was born in Middlesex, England, and studied at the Ealing School of Art. Alan has illustrated dozens of fantasy books, including some nonfiction, and many more covers. Several works by J.R.R.Tolkien are among his most notable interiors: the Tolkien centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings (1992), a 1999 edition of The Hobbit that has been boxed with it, and Narn i Chin Hurin: The Children of Hurin (2007).

Lee and John Howe were the lead concept artists of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films and were recruited by director Guillermo del Toro in 2008 for continuity of design in the subsequent 'The Hobbit Films' before joining Jackson when he took over the Hobbit films project.. Lee went on to illustrate and even to help construct many of the scenarios for the movies, including objects and weapons for the actors. He also made two cameo appearances, in the opening sequence of The Fellowship as one of the nine kings of men who became the Nazgûl, and in The Two Towers as a Rohan soldier in the armory (over the shoulder of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn and Legolas talking in Elvish).

Lee has also worked as a conceptual designer on the films Legend Erik the Viking, King Kong and the television mini-series Merlin. Two years after completion of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Lee released a 192-page collection of his conceptual artwork for the project, entitled Lord of the Rings Sketchbook (Harper Collins 2005). Film director Peter Jackson said, "His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films.

 

 

TIM JEFFS (1904 - 1975)

Original Watercolours

First three original watercolours are untitled - the fourth is an original watercolour painted in 1939 'Donhead , St Andrew , Wiltshire the home of artist Claude Flight (1881- 1955) and his wife Edith Lawrence -- Flight is described as founder of the " Grosvenor School".  All four are approx 14" x 10"

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Born in Dumfries Tim had a flair for craftsmanship but family circumstances put Art School out of his reach. He trained as an engineer with Arrol-Johnson and was later a test driver. When Arrol-Johnston closed down he became first assistant and then curator of Dumfries Observatory Museum. In 1945 he moved to KIrkcudbright to teach at Kirkcudbright but gave that up to become a freelance artist/craftsman. He became a permanent member of the colony of artists where his flamboyant figure was easily recognised. He was a founder member of the annual Kirkcudbright Art and Craft Summer School and taught weaving. He was particularly well known for the caskets he carved and the beautifully illuminated scrolls he executed in connection with civic 'freedom' ceremonies all over the country. Sir Winston Churchill and General Dwight D Eisenhower were among the recipients. He lived at the Yellow Door, 9 High Street, Kirkcudbright

JESSIE MARION KING

Hand Painted China                                  SOLD


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Painter and illustrator, born at New Kilpatrick, Bearsden, Scotland. She showed a precocious ability for drawing and illustration as a child. Her parents allowed her to attend Glasgow School of Art in the 1890’s. She later taught there collaborating with her colleague Peter Davidson on many decorative designs. She worked for a variety of publishing companies including Routledge and illustrated such works as Morte d'Arthur by Tennyson and Oscar Wilde' A House of Pomegranates. A great traveller, she shared her time between Scotland and Paris using her multi-faceted abilities to not only illustrate books but to work in batik and as a ceramic painter. Her work as an artist was recognised as early as 1898 by the Studio Magazine. From 1902, some sources say 1899 she began to teach book cover design at Glasgow School of Art, and for one year (1907) also taught on the ceramics decoration course. About this time she started to diversify her design activities to include costumes for pageants, gesso panels, wallpapers, fabrics, posters and bookplates. She also began to design jewellery and silverware for Liberty & Co. and worked on interior design and decoration projects. In 1908, she married Earnest Archibald Taylor, a fellow student and lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Soon after they relocated to Paris w and together they ran the Shealing Atelier returning to Scotland at the outbreak of World War I. They settled in the artists colony of Kirkcudbright.  

JESSIE MARION KING

From an original by Jessie M King for Fred M Christies

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Painter and illustrator, born at New Kilpatrick, Bearsden, Scotland. She showed a precocious ability for drawing and illustration as a child. Her parents allowed her to attend Glasgow School of Art in the 1890’s. She later taught there collaborating with her colleague Peter Davidson on many decorative designs. She worked for a variety of publishing companies including Routledge and illustrated such works as Morte d'Arthur by Tennyson and Oscar Wilde' A House of Pomegranates. A great traveller, she shared her time between Scotland and Paris using her multi-faceted abilities to not only illustrate books but to work in batik and as a ceramic painter. Her work as an artist was recognised as early as 1898 by the Studio Magazine. From 1902, some sources say 1899 she began to teach book cover design at Glasgow School of Art, and for one year (1907) also taught on the ceramics decoration course. About this time she started to diversify her design activities to include costumes for pageants, gesso panels, wallpapers, fabrics, posters and bookplates. She also began to design jewellery and silverware for Liberty & Co. and worked on interior design and decoration projects. In 1908, she married Earnest Archibald Taylor, a fellow student and lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Soon after they relocated to Paris w and together they ran the Shealing Atelier returning to Scotland at the outbreak of World War I. They settled in the artists colony of Kirkcudbright.  

RENE LALIQUE (1860 -1945)

Shell pattern cut glass bonbon bowl  Signed R Lalique and numbered - 5" diameter


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One of the great design geniuses of the 20th century - a master artist, designer, jeweller, innovator, and glass maker.
Age sixteen, he started an apprenticeship with the Paris jeweller Louis Aucoc.  He studied at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs while completing his apprenticeship, and then went on to study draughtsmanship at Sydenham College, Crystal Palace, London, from 1878 to 1880. He returned to Paris in 1880 and began a detailed study of jewellery techniques and sculpture. Most of the early jewellery that Lalique created was based on traditional diamond-set designs which he sold to major Parisian jewellery houses, including Jules Destape.  When Destape retired in 1885, Lalique took over his workshop.  This is when he really began to utilize his creative and innovative genius, and began to experiment with creating jewellery of his own unique designs. 

Lalique, like many designers of the Art Nouveau period, was influenced by Japanese art and design which had gained great popularity in Europe. Lalique continued to experiment even more with enamel and cast glass elements, paving the way for his later Art Deco career.In 1902, Lalique experimented with the "lost wax" process, which involved making a wax model, enclosing it in plaster, melting out the wax, and making a casting from the plaster mould.  In the years up to 1920, Lalique created a variety of everyday objects out of glass including vases and perfume bottles, bringing art to ordinary people. He was the first artist to decorate glass in doors and windows. The quality of the glass casting was exceptional, and the colours vibrant or subtle, depending on the piece. He would often produce one model in a variety of colours, having developed a glass that had exceptional qualities of brilliance and richness of colour. Throughout the 1930's, Lalique began to mass produce his glass vases and other decorative glass pieces so that people of all social classes would be able to afford them.  
During his career he secured the patronage of Sarah Bernhart and Queen Alexandra.

ROBERT LITTLE

Carved Bowl (approx diameter 16")

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The late Robert Little was a popular local wood carver who produced items of furniture and other wooden creations. He always said that the unpredictable nature and shape of the wood determined the design of the finished piece. His unique tables and carvings were so popular that customers often queued to be first in to an exhibition to purchase Robert's new work.

ALISON LIVINGSTONE (1908 - 1990)

Original Watercolours

 

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Alison Livingstone came to Kirkcudbright in 1941 as principal teacher of modern languages.  She worked tirelessly to promote the arts in Kirkcudbright.  The Harbour Cottage Gallery in the town owes much to her efforts on its behalf.

THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 - 2005)

Eight vases (photos are not to scale - see sizes (shown in centimetres) below images)

 

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Tom Lochhead has been called "the godfather of Scottish studio ceramics". Tom was the first studio potter to set up north of the border and was a key influence in the development of Scottish ceramics. Born in 1917, he moved, at the age of three, with his family to Dumfriesshire, where he grew up and attended school at Mouswald and Dumfries Academy. He was a classmate of the painter Robin Philipson, who went on to become head of drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art, which is where they both went to study in 1936.  
Alick Wolfenden, who had been a pupil of the distinguished potter William Staite Murray at London's Royal College of Art, first introduced Tom to ceramics. After graduating he left the college in 1941 and seven years later he set up his first kiln at the Old Mill in Kirkcudbright establishing Scotland's first studio pottery in an old corn mill he bought in 1945. Tom was attracted to Kirkcudbright by the lively artistic community and over the years became a leading and proud member of that community. He helped set up a summer school in the royal burgh which ran for almost 30 years from 1948 and attracted distinguished artists such as John Maxwell. Tom was nicknamed "the prophet" by his fellow Kirkcudbright artist Jessie M King, referring both to his long, flowing hair and his calling as a local evangelical preacher.


LINDA MALLETT                             

Two small limited block prints 35 of 200 each approx 5" x 3"       BOTH ITEMS SOLD


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Linda Mallett was born in London and trained at the West of England College of Art in Bristol. In 1977, she moved to Galloway whose scenery now inspires much of her work. She focuses particularly on the landscape, myths and folklore, environmental issues and outdoor life. Her artworks have been exhibited extensively around Scotland and the north of England and in 1995 she was elected professional member of the Scottish Artists and Artist Craftmen.

EWAN McCLURE

Original framed oils on canvas

 

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'Milk and Honeydew' 74cms x 44cms                            SOLD

'Bagels' 45cms x 42cms

Ewan studied art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen where he gained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art.

In 1997 he was awarded the John Kinross Travelling Scholarship which took him to Florence. He received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (Montreal) in 1997, 1998 and 2000. He won the James Torrance memorial Award at the RGI in 2008 and the Glasgow Art Club Fellowship award in the same year.
Following his appearances as a finalist on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013, where he painted Michael Kerr, Sophie Dahl and AP McCoy, his rapidly executed, realist portraiture has been in steady demand both in the UK and abroad. He was selected as a finalist in the BP Portrait award 2013, and in 2015 was shortlisted for the prestigious Conversations Prize for a multi-figure painting at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His work hangs in private and public collections including The Robert Fleming collection, Princeton Theological Seminary, Edinburgh University, and The Royal Scottish Academy.

ADELE McMAHON

'Waiting for Hot Water' 

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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Wirral Metropolitan College 1996
BA (Hons) Photography and Filmmaking – Napier University, Edinburgh 200
PGCE Applied Art and Design – John Moores University 2007

Adele McMahon (b.1976) is a self-taught painter based on the Wirral, near Liverpool. Although predominantly a painter, Adele also produces work through the medium of photography, filmmaking, textiles and printmaking.

“She became interested in the artistic possibilities of oil paint after spending a number of years working as a cinema projectionist and finding herself heavily influenced by the narrative content of the broken frames cut from the reels of film.

She uses her background in photography to help her construct her own narratives and is particularly drawn to creating paintings that leave the viewer asking questions about what has happened or is about to happen.”

Adele has exhibited in solo shows in the past two years and has works in both private and public collections.

 

VIOLET McNEISH KAY RSW (1914 - 1971)

Original Watercolour 'Scene in Twynholm'

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Violet Kay is probably best known for her water colours, although many will also know her pastels and oils. She did most of her work with West Scotland landscapes. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1931-1933) where her tutors included William Oliphant Hutchinson and William Somerville Shanks. In 1947 joined the Royal Scottish Society of Painters (water colours) and in 1948 was elected a member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists.. Her work included many private commissions and also illustrated vignettes and privately produced books.

She was probably taught by her father James Kay R.S.W., R.S.A. (1858-1940 who was another, rather better known, student at the Glasgow School of Art. His time embraced the end of 'The Glasgow Boys' and the start of 'The Scottish Impressionists' - contemporaries of 'The Colourists'.

She lived at Garelochhead, Dunbartonshire but died in Helensburgh in 1971.

 

WILLIAM MILES JOHNSTON

Various painted items including his famous cut-outs

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Painted Pin Tray 4" diameter

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Painted Tray 16" x 18"

Pheasant

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Born in 1893 , William moved to Kirkcudbright in 1940, living in Castle Street and working from a hut on the Carrick Shore. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. He was an associate of Jessie M King and E A Taylor and assisted Sir Robert Lorimer with the decoration of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh. With his wife, the artist Dorothy Nesbitt he ran a shop 'The Crafts' in Castle Street where he sold his famous cut-outs of birds, animals and buildings.

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WILLIAM MILES JOHNSTON

Two original watercolour paintings

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Born in 1893 , William moved to Kirkcudbright in 1940, living in Castle Street and working from a hut on the Carrick Shore. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. He was an associate of Jessie M King and E A Taylor and assisted Sir Robert Lorimer with the decoration of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh. With his wife, the artist Dorothy Nesbitt he ran a shop 'The Crafts' in Castle Street where he sold his famous cut-outs of birds, animals and buildings.

'Carrick' watercolour 27x22cms

'Brighouse Bay' watercolour 19x14cms

JOHN LOWRIE MORRISON (JOLOMO)

Spring at Crinan - Limited edition print                     SOLD

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John Lowrie Morrison OBE, known as Jolomo, is a Scottish contemporary artist, producing expressionist oil paintings of Scottish landscapes. He became interested in art at an early age, copying chocolate box pictures that his mother brought home from work, and painting on school art trips and family holidays. He attended Glasgow School of Art, from 1967 to 1971. He was forced to make a choice between making abstract designs for fashion and landscape painting and chose the latter. While his classmates favoured pop art and abstraction, he developed an expressionist style, influenced by artists such as Kokoschka, Chagall and Soutine.


JENNY MOODIE

'Hawk' - Limited Edition

 

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Jenny is a creative artist, designer and maker. She graduated in 2008 from  Edinburgh Napier University with a 1st degree in multi disciplinary design. Art has been a lifelong passion which she has maintained.
She established herself as a self-employed creative in 2010 producing crocheted wire jewellery, artwork, social stationery and working in the events styling industry.
She likes both the dramatic effect of black and white and the energy in colour and enjoys combining traditional and more modern techniques and materials to achieve different outcomes.
This limited edition, from a graphite pencil original, scanned and coloured in Photoshop demonstrates this technique. 
She  moved to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Edinburgh, Scotland in October 2016 with her Australian partner and continues to balance working in the events styling industry with her artistic ambitions,

WILLIAM NEAL

Borgue Landscape - Original                        SOLD

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WILLIAM NEAL was born in Guildford in 1947 and brought up in the village of Bramley, Surrey. He gained a Diploma in Art and Design at the Guildford School of Art, and followed a diverse career in the graphic arts working for the BBC, Pitman Publishing and C.C.S Associates, a leading design group in London's West End. It was from C.C.S that he met Greg Lake, and went on to work for "Emerson, Lake and Palmer" producing cover designs for the two million selling albums 'Tarkus' and 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. His work was also used by other rock bands during this period such as "Stone the Crows", "Audience", "The Mick Abrahams Band", the "Upsetters" and numerous reggae bands.

 

Since 1971 he has concentrated on painting full time, holding many exhibitions until he met Stefan Knapp in 1978. This proved to be a major turning point in his career becoming Stefan's studio assistant and close friend. Stefan's influence as an internationally famous enamellist and painter together with his kindly direction and encouragement laid the basis for all of William's work today.

 

Although William's work bears no resemblance to the scale and symbolism of Stefan's work, the studio discipline and long gradations of colour will always be hallmarks of this unlikely yet highly beneficial meeting. Stefan died in 1996.

 

Today William works from his studio in Dumfries and Galloway. The theme of peace, colour and harmony permeates all of his paintings, many of which depict his specialist subject of the Galloway landscape by moonlight in watercolour. His paintings continue to be instantly recognisable and enthusiastically collected. 

 

DOROTHY NESBITT (1895 - 1974)

'From the road to Lauriston' Original Watercolour      SOLD

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Born in 1895, Dorothy Nesbitt and her husband Wm. Miles Johnston settled in Kirkcudbright in 1940 and lived and worked at 15 Castle Street where they opened a shop on the ground floor known as 'The Crafts'. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was associated with the Edinburgh Group, including Lena Alexander. She died in 1974

KATE CAMPBELL MUIRHEAD NICOLL

Still Life 'Flowers and Fruit' original oil on board (20" x 15")


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Born in Perth, Mrs Kate Campbell Muirhead Nicoll studied at Edinburgh, but lived most of her life at Gatehouse of Fleet. She worked in the Edinburgh studio of James Pittendreigh McGillivray, a prominent Scottish sculptor, from 1914-1924 and Nicoll herself went on to share the Guthrie Award for Sculpture (c1920), jointly with D M Sutherland for her bust, The Young Elizabeth, which is a portrait of the late Elizabeth Murray Usher

COLIN PARK

A series of five untitled 'Head Drawings' in pencil each 700cms x 700cms - all signed and framed 

The series is being sold as a set

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Colin was born in Dumbarton in 1948 and became a self-employed painter and decorator. At the age of 48 he attended the Glasgow School of Art until 2000. His degree show was a sell-out. Since 2000 Colin has been a professional painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.

He uses energy and adrenaline to produce his oil paintings with a pallet knife in a single sitting. He approaches the canvas with a mind free of plan and distraction and allows the painting to develop as he moves the paint over the canvas.

His work is unique in style which stems from technical ability, hard work, honesty, absolute self-belief in his own emotions and the bravery to let these emotions flow freely and uninhibited into his work.

He is, in the truest sense of the word, a modern-day artist whose work can divide a room into those who need to feel part of a collective and those who don’t.

Colin currently works from studio 1 at the WASPS studios in Kirkcudbright's High Street.

 

JENNIFER PETTIGREW

Original Mixed Media 'View of Gold'

 

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Jennifer studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art tutored by Robin Phillipson, William Gillies and Bob Callender and was involved with education before she stopped teaching in 2000 to devote her time to painting.

She has always been attracted to shapes, texture and colour. She works with landscape, still life and a mixture of the two. The media used changes from day to day as she continues to experiment with handmade paper, ink, pencil and mainly water based paints.

Jennifer is an elected member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists, an elected member of Paisley Art Institute, Vice President of Visual Arts Scotland 2001-2006 and in 2007 she was elected Honorary Member of Visual Arts Scotland. Jennifer has won many awards, the most recent being the Plein Air Prize awarded at the Paisley Art Institute in 2007.

JENNIFER PETTIGREW

 Limited Print 'Sunset in Cadiz'


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Jennifer studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art tutored by Robin Phillipson, William Gillies and Bob Callender and was involved with education before she stopped teaching in 2000 to devote her time to painting.

She has always been attracted to shapes, texture and colour. She works with landscape, still life and a mixture of the two. The media used changes from day to day as she continues to experiment with handmade paper, ink, pencil and mainly water based paints.

Jennifer is an elected member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists, an elected member of Paisley Art Institute, Vice President of Visual Arts Scotland 2001-2006 and in 2007 she was elected Honorary Member of Visual Arts Scotland. Jennifer has won many awards, the most recent being the Plein Air Prize awarded at the Paisley Art Institute in 2007.

JENNIFER PETTIGREW

Limited Print 'Rooftops in Andalucia'


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Jennifer studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art tutored by Robin Phillipson, William Gillies and Bob Callender and was involved with education before she stopped teaching in 2000 to devote her time to painting.

She has always been attracted to shapes, texture and colour. She works with landscape, still life and a mixture of the two. The media used changes from day to day as she continues to experiment with handmade paper, ink, pencil and mainly water based paints.

Jennifer is an elected member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists, an elected member of Paisley Art Institute, Vice President of Visual Arts Scotland 2001-2006 and in 2007 she was elected Honorary Member of Visual Arts Scotland. Jennifer has won many awards, the most recent being the Plein Air Prize awarded at the Paisley Art Institute in 2007.

JENNIFER PETTIGREW
'Meditation - Andalucia' Original


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Jennifer studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art tutored by Robin Phillipson, William Gillies and Bob Callender and was involved with education before she stopped teaching in 2000 to devote her time to painting.

She has always been attracted to shapes, texture and colour. She works with landscape, still life and a mixture of the two. The media used changes from day to day as she continues to experiment with handmade paper, ink, pencil and mainly water based paints.

Jennifer is an elected member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists, an elected member of Paisley Art Institute, Vice President of Visual Arts Scotland 2001-2006 and in 2007 she was elected Honorary Member of Visual Arts Scotland. Jennifer has won many awards, the most recent being the Plein Air Prize awarded at the Paisley Art Institute in 2007.

A REID

Print of Engraving of Kirkcudbright 1792 (7" x 5.25")                 SOLD


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Plate 17 engraved by W & I Walker from an original drawing by A Reid esq (1792)

 

EDWARD ROBERTSON

Charcoal 'Nude'                                              SOLD


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Son of well known Kirkcudbright artists Cecile Walton and Eric Robertson, Edward lived in the same close as Donald Rudd who took him under his wing. This charcoal sketch features his wife Muriel.


DONALD RUDD (1931 - 1993)

Original Oil 'SNOW'                                       SOLD


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Graduate of Glasgow School of Art

Donald was an artistically gifted youth who came under the spell of Cecile Walton, and went to study at Hospitalfield under James Cowie.  He went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art where he was a friend of, and was mentored by Sax Saw.  Unfortunately, other interests got in the way of his studies, (notably what he would have described as the alehouse).  He dropped out of his course and eventually became a fisherman at Kirkcudbright.  He was an infamously unsuccessful fisherman but secured lucrative employment skippering a variety of vessels he owned, while contracted to provide safety services for the MOD range at Kirkcudbright. 

 

This work gave him ample time to read and to paint while he spent long hours anchored in Kirkcudbright Bay on standby.  He never gave up drawing and painting and until within a few months of his death remained productive.  Little of his good work survives however as he had a life long tendency to paint over his pictures in an effort to improve them, frequently after a prolonged visit to "the alehouse".  Sadly, there is now little surviving evidence of either his creativity, or his genius as a raconteur on a vast range of subjects

 

DONALD RUDD

'Liberty at Kirkcudbright' Pencil/Charcoal (16" x 11.5")      SOLD

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JIM STURGEON  1932 - 2006

Original Oil 'The Lade at Carswell Pool, Barr Burn, Dalbeattie' (24" x 18")

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Jim's life took him to Korea, Hong Kong and Japan where he showed real talent through the medium of colour crayon. Back in Scotland, he was further encouraged by John Maxwell, RSA and Donald Bain. Exposure to Bain and the Scottish Colourists contributed to Jim's style and earned him the reputation as 'Galloway's Colourist'. In 1967n, he became a full time artist and opened the Doocote Gallery in Dalbeattie, followed by the Woodside Studio Gallery in the mid-1970s. He was a member of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and was made an honorary life member of the Society in recognition of his 51 years of service.

JIM STURGEON 1932 - 2006

Mixed Media 'Millburn Pottery' (4.5" x 4.5")   SOLD

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Jim's life took him to Korea, Hong Kong and Japan where he showed real talent through the medium of colour crayon. Back in Scotland, he was further encouraged by John Maxwell, RSA and Donald Bain. Exposure to Bain and the Scottish Colourists contributed to Jim's style and earned him the reputation as 'Galloway's Colourist'. In 1967n, he became a full time artist and opened the Doocote Gallery in Dalbeattie, followed by the Woodside Studio Gallery in the mid-1970s. He was a member of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and was made an honorary life member of the Society in recognition of his 51 years of service.


TOM SCOTT R.S.A., R.S.W (1854 - 1927)

Original Watercolour 'View of the Hills with River'


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Tom Scott is best known for his watercolours of the Scottish Borders. He was born at Selkirk and painted throughout his childhood, so had a developed style by the time he started at the RSA schools in 1877. Influenced by Sam Bough, Scott was also interested in the classics and studied in Italy. Based in Selkirk, where his other interests of archaeology and local history and literature provided inspiration, Scott also painted in other parts of Scotland, as well as in Europe and North Africa.

 

ED SLATER

'Dangerous Skies'                                    SOLD


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Ed was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1947. After school Ed completed his apprenticeship as a carpet weaver before signing up for 22 years as a Royal Marines Commando and then 12 years as a postman in Portsmouth before being medically retired by injuries related to his time in the Marines.
Ed came back to Scotland and now lives in a renovated shepherd’s cottage, Dalveen Pass in the Lowther Hills, with wife Linda and their 3 dogs.
The remoteness of the area and his self-taught art style which he creates from his cow byre studio has helped Ed to cope with his Combat Stress.
Ed has a BA(Hons) in Philosophy reading Aesthetics, Art History and Applied Ethics, a Diploma in The European Humanities from the Open University and is a full member of AFAS (The Armed Forces Art Society) and DAGFAS (Dumfries & Galloway Fine Art Society).


“Few of my paintings stem from one idea, most are creations of hundreds of ideas that are spontaneously transferred to the canvas over a period of time which can be months or years.
Starting with a thick layer of white acrylic and dried with a heat gun which produces the initial texture, brush strokes and abstract forms, followed by layers and layers of diluted glass paint until the alluvial flow and nature expands my aesthetic awareness to create an expression, what I like to think is an image of my imagination.
I am inspired by Anselm Keifer and admire Jack Vetriano for going it his own way without the cliquey and egotistic interference of the establishment.”…….Ed Slater

 

SIR WILLIAM RUSSEL FLINT (1880 -1969)

Limited Edition Print 'THE TRIO'


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Sir William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and was elected an Associate member in 1924 with full membership being granted in 1933. However his first love amongst the societies was the Royal Watercolour Society. Formed in 1804 the RWS was the senior of the watercolour societies. Russell Flint was elected a member in 1914 and served as their President for twenty years from 1936, and subsequently retained the title of Past President. (PPRWS).

Recognition of another kind occurred on the 8th July 1947 when he was knighted for services to art. He was in very good company that day as music and the theatre were similarly honoured with knighthoods for Malcolm Sargent and Laurence Olivier.

 

VALERIE SADLER

'Sheep in Green Field'

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JETTY SMART

Hand painted platter featuring kilted man in Royal Stewart tartan

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During World War ll you couldn't buy decorated china as the factories had been requisitioned by the Government. This led to the Women's Institute (WI), artisically inclined,  members to hand paint china - this is an example painted by Jetty Smart (no details available of the artist).

E R STURGEON (1920 - 1999)

Two Limited Edition Prints

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'The Hanging Chapel'

Limited Edition Print 1/685 (28" x 37.5")

'Bath Abbey - East Wing'

Limited Edition Print (26" x 32")

E R Sturgeon was born in the village of Drayton, Somerset, in 1920.

He secured a placement at Taunton Art College which led to his first job as a commercial artist with the local newspaper. In 1970, he held his first one-man exhibition of watercolours which was very successful - every painting being sold.  A chance visit by a representative of a leading London publishing company led to the production of limited editions. Demand for his work then grew rapidly and his prints continue to be produced. He is particularly well known for his rural village scenes, but the range of work is much wider than that. His work is held in the highest esteem and is exhibited in galleries throughout the world. He was still working until two or three days before his death in 1999.