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 'MOVING ON .....2' will take place 6th - 18th November this year (2017).

If you have any works of art by known artists/makers that you would like to sell-on to a new home 
please contact us by emailing us admin@harbourcottagegallery.org.uk or by telephone 01557 339121.


ROSALIND BALDWIN D.A.

Original Watercolour 'WREN'

 

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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.

JOHN BATHGATE

Limited Edition Print of watercolour ' Arnamurchan Point'

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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.

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

TERESA DURA BRANSON (1935 - 2016 )

Original Oil 'Midnight Tide (Dhoon)

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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.

DOROTHY BRUCE

Original Pen & Watercolour 'Kirkcudbright'

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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

Mixed Media 'Fishing Boats'

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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 'Mother and Child'

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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.


CLARICE CLIFF

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

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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.


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.

DELFT POTTERY

Pot with lid

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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'

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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.

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 fieldworkon 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.

TIM JEFFS (1904 - 1975)

Original Watercolour 'Untitled (1)


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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

 

TIM JEFFS (1904 - 1975)

Original Watercolour 'Untitled (2)'


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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

 

TIM JEFFS (1904 - 1975)

Original Watercolour 'Untitled (3)'


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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

 

TIM JEFFS (1904 - 1975

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" 

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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

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. King's main artistic oeuvre was books of which she illustrated more than a hundred. She exhibited with the Bruton Galleries, Glasgow Society of Women Artists, RBSA, RA and RSA and examples of her work are in museums around the world including the Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright, SNGMA, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow Museums, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery in Bedford.

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.

 

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 Watercolour 'STILL LIFE' (1)

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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.

ALISON LIVINGSTONE (1908 - 1990)

Original Watercolour 'STILL LIFE' (2)

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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)

Vase (1) 12 cms high x 9 cms at widest


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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.

THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 -2005)

Vase (2) 9cms high x 11.5cms at widest

 

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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.


THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 -2005)

Vase (3)  19cms high x 7.5cms at widest

 

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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.


THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 -2005)

Vase (4) 14cms high x 16cms at widest

 

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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.


THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 -2005)

Vase (5)  10cms high x 10cms at widest

 

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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.


THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 -2005)

Vase (6) 6.5cms high x 7cms at widest 

 

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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.


THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 -2005)

Vase (7)  9cms high x 8cms at widest 

 

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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.


THOMAS LOCHHEAD (1917 - 2005)

Vase (8) 9.5cms high x 10cms at widest

 

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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.


JENNY MOODIE

Limited Edition Print 'HAWK'

 

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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,


JOHN LOWRIE MORRISON (Jolomo)

Signed Limited Print 12/149 'SPRING AT CRINAN 

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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.

EWAN McCLURE

Original framed oil on canvas ' Milk and Honeydew '

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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.


EWAN McCLURE

Original framed oil on canvas ' Bagels '

 

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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.


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 NEAL

Watercolour 'Borgue Landscape'

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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. 


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
Original Mixed Media 'Nun'


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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.

EDWARD ROBERTSON

Charcoal 'Nude'


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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'


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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

 

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.

 

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'


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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

 

JIM STURGEON  1932 - 2006

Original Oil 'The Lade at Carswell Pool, Barr Burn, Dalbeattie' 

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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'

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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.