|Alan B. Herriot|
Alan Bedding is a self taught professional photographer,digital artist and Photoshop tutor living in Colchester, Essex. He has travelled worldwide for the past 30 years on various photo assignments for book publishers, travel companies and advertising agencies.
From the idyllic Scottish Borders village of Lilliesleaf, is an emerging artist.The son of Rob Hain and Margaret Scott, who both studied fine art at Loughborough University College of Art and are established artists in their own right, have not only inspired Alexander but actively nurtured his talent, aiding his understanding of the variety of differing concepts in the construction of paintings
Allison graduated from Edinburgh in 1988 with a First and then spent a year studying in Łódź, in Poland. From then on she’s been living and painting in Edinburgh, and has a studio with WASPS at Dalry, Edinburgh. Her paintings are mostly of East Lothain, and Tiree.
Arie was born in Chile in1956. After graduating in Graphic Design in Jerusalem he became a member of a Kibbutz on the edge of the Negev Desert where he began to experiment with jewellery. His paintings are mainly landscapes, inspired by a deep connection with the Scottish countryside and in particular with Perthshire and the West Coast.
|Beth Robertson Fiddes||
‘Creating a painting is a process of discovery for me. I work in acrylic, ink, oil and also use paper. I enjoy experimenting with mixed media, creating surface and texture in the paintings through the use of collage, and varying the thickness of the paint from impasto to glazes.
Born in Prestonpans in 1932, Bob attended Preston Lodge School. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1950 to 1954 with The Andrew Grant Scholarship and then studied at Moray House the following year. After two years in the army, Bob took up his first post as an art teacher in Dumfries followed by ten years at Knox Academy, Haddington before becoming Head of Art at Preston Lodge.
Bob Lees studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1959. After completing National Service in RAF in Singapore, he qualified as a teacher of art in Glasgow.
Caroline regards herself as a self taught artist, although she has had many years of practice. She comes from an artistic family, received her first set of ‘grown up’ watercolours at the age of 12, sold her first painting at 14 and has never looked back since.
Chris was born in the Midlands, then moved to Bristol with his family. He attended The Royal West of England Academy and was taught Life Drawing by the late Sir Anthony Rossiter. He continued his studies at Somerset College of art choosing Fine Art and Graphic Design. Pursuing a career as an illustrator in the 80’s, Chris went on to spend time in France and Spain studying portraiture.
Colin Ruffell was born in 1939, then he was bombed, evacuated, educated, expelled, repatriated, married, bred, qualified and taught; until in 1965, aged 26, he became a full-time professional artist. Since then he is proud and happy to have survived.
Daniel was born in Glasgow in 1951, and studied at both the Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow College of Building and Printing. After graduating, he worked as an artist and lithographer in the printing industry. In 1995, he became a full-time artist, setting up a studio at home, where he continues to paint.
David was born in Twickenham, England. He studied illustration at Twickenham College and worked in various London advertising agencies and design studios for ten years before his move to Caithness, in the Highlands, with his wife Sally to set up Scarfskerry Pottery in 1977.
David was born in Africa and grew up in Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. Born to a South African mother and Scottish father, he eventually moved to Scotland where he has spent his adult life. David first graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in the mid seventies and has since completed a masters degree at ECA. He is married with three grown up daughters.
Born in 1945, Derek is a self taught artist who has painted all his life. With his early influences being the landscape and coastline of his native Tyneside, this created in him a love of open space, long uninhabited beaches and massive, atmospheric skies, which have become his trademark over the last forty years.
Born in Glenlivet, Doreen moved to Edinburgh aged 5. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1964-68 followed by teacher training at Craigmount College of Education. After graduating she taught in Aberdeenshire before moving back to Edinburgh, where she teaches pupils from 5 to 85.
Douglas Roulston, originally from Glasgow, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Art . He then went on to complete a Master of Fine Art. He has taken the myths and legends of the Scottish Highlands and portrayed them with oil on canvas and expressive charcoal drawings.
Glasgow born, Dronma studied at Laurel Bank and then Glasgow School of Art, where she graduated in 1969. After studies at Jordanhill College of Education and a period of teaching, she became the Art Director of Glasgow Arts Centre. Eventually she moved to rural Stirlingshire while she brought up her family.
|Emma S. Davis||
Emma Davis was born in Scotland in 1975 and was brought up in a family of artists. Emma studied contemporary art and painting for four years at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998.As a young artist Emma exhibited at many modern Scottish art galleries.This concluded with a sell-out Degree Show of her contemporary paintings.
|Frank Forsgard Manclark||
Frank Forsgard Manclark first exhibited representing Scottish Schools at the London South Bank Exhibition in 1950. Since then he has progressively, over the years, painted and shown in various artists areas throughout Europe, inclusive of gallery work and open air one man shows. His training included technical drawing in Edinburgh, and miniature painting at Chichester College.
Georgina graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Visual Communication, specialising in Drawing, Painting and Illustration. She continued her studies for a further year, studying Teacher Training at Bath Spa University.
Born and bred in Dundee, Grace Cameron has worked in a variety of jobs, including 15 years as a nurse, before turning her attentions more seriously to art. Grace graduated in Fine Art Printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2000, and produced a series of successful works inspired by ancient rock art and Celtic history.
|James S. Davis||
James S. Davis was born in Scotland in 1944. He studied contemporary painting at the Glasgow School of Art between 1963 and 1967 and specialised in drawing and painting under the tutorage of Scottish artists William Armour and David Donaldson.
|James Somerville Lindsay||
James was born in Scone, Perthshire in 1954, grew up in Lanark in the Clyde Valley and studied at Glasgow School of Art, under the tutelage of the late John Cunningham. Despite the many fine art influences at GSA, he chose a career in advertising and design and enjoyed many creative highs during a 26 year career in the industry.
Born in 1974, Jenny studied at Leith School of Art and then 3D Design in Newcastle. After a career in the Health & Fitness Industry she now paints part time at her home in Edinburgh.
Born in Glasgow in 1950, John studied drawing and painting at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, graduating in 1971. He later added an Honours degree in Art History from the Open University. After many years of teaching art in Edinburgh schools, John now concentrates full time on painting from his Edinburgh studio.
John Cunningham RGID.Litt.1926 - 1998. John Cunningham was born in Lanarkshire, the eldest of a family of seven. He attended the Glasgow School of Art and subsequently held various teaching posts. He was appointed to the Glasgow School of Art in 1967 and became a Senior Lecturer before his retirement in 1985, when he made the decision to devote himself to painting full time.
Born in 1948, John studied at Exeter College of Art and graduated in 1970. He has participated in numerous exhibitions both here and abroad, occasionally showing with groups such as the Brotherhood of Ruralists. His first one man show was at Double Vision Galleries in 1984.
|John Lowrie Morrison||
Born in 1948 in Maryhill, Glasgow, John is one of Scotland’s most loved and collected artists. From an early age he showed a talent for art. Inspired by his family - particularly his grandfather Henry Lowrie, a brilliant water-colourist - and encouraged by his mother, he attended Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1971 with a sell-out degree show.
|John M. Boyd|
Kathleen Conboy was born in Lancashire but she grew up and was educated in Bradford,W.Yorkshire.She has lived in Fife since 1969 where she began to attend classes in Art. For many years her paintings have sold in both Edinburgh and out-of-town galleries. Holidays to the Inner and Outer Hebrides, to the Highlands and of course Perthshire and Fife, are the inspiration for her paintings.
Ken was born in Milngavie, Glasgow in 1936, but grew up in East Lothian. He was educated at the Knox Institute in Haddington, North Berwick Primary and George Watson’s School for Boys in Edinburgh. He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art between 1955
Kirsten initially trained as painter in the early 80's at Bretton Hall College in Yorkshire, under the tutelage of David Hill the Turner expert. In the early 90's she spent a year in Hiroshima, Japan, where she studied the exacting art of Japanese brush painting.
Born in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1958 and with a life-long interest in natural history, Laurie Campbell began photographing wildlife in the early 1970’s while still at school. In the beginning his aim was simple, to show what he had witnessed to others who might have neither the time nor the inclination to go out into the field and experience nature in as much detail for themselves.
As an artist based in Twickenham, the main body of my work is inspired by the vibrant colours of my childhood in New Zealand and my present working location, Eel Pie Island in the river Thames, where the daily tidal fluctuations and changing light energise this historic location. I am essentially a site-specific artist and the essence of my work is distilled from my immediate surroundings.
Leila Aitken’s nostalgic and evocative seascapes are extremely popular both with the locals and with visiting families to North Berwick. She has lived in North Berwick for over 50 years and her grandchildren often feature in her paintings.
Born in Glasgow, Lesley now lives and paints in the Scottish Borders. She studied art at Maidstone College of Art and Design before gaining her degree at Exeter College of Art and Design in Painting.
Liana Moran was born in Edinburgh in 1984. She studied at the Leith School of Art from 2004 to 2006 and was awarded The Friends of Leith School of Art Award for a series of 12 Paintings entitled Carparks. She completed her BA Honours in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2010.
Lillias Blackie, a contemporary Scottish artist whose work has been purchased all over the UK and beyond. She produces original oil paintings on board and canvas. Lillias combines her natural talent with reflections of time spent by the seashore, and how she relates to flowers, to create pieces of work that open your eyes and mind to the beauty of her memories and talent.
Lisa McPhie was born in 1988 and grew up in Paisley. The beginning of her further education in art began at the Glasgow Metropolitan College, where she received an NC in Art and Design and an HNC in Fine Art. Lisa was then accepted to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, graduating with an honours degree in 2011.
The inspiration for my paintings comes from my adoration of old ladies. During my childhood I was surrounded by these matriarchal figures. Formidable ladies not to be messed with - yet kind, generous and very humorous. Strangely, the males out-with my immediate family don’t trigger many memories. These males were often overshadowed by their impressive wives.
Marion John was born and educated in Edinburgh and now lives in West Lothian, near the foothills of the Pentlands. After taking time out to raise her two children and help run the family business, Marion returned to education, attending classes at Edinburgh College of Art, having studied there briefly in her youth.
Matylda Konecka is an artist from Wrocław (Poland), born into an established and respected family of artists. She graduated from Landscape Architecture at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Moving to England in 2010 she set up her art studio in a 19th century Victorian vicarage, specialising in painting, illustration and graphic design.
Born in Liverpool in 1927, Myer’s parents were Jewish refugees from Russia and Poland. They arrived in Liverpool ‘thinking that they were in New York’ as that had been their intention. But with no money to travel on, they stayed. He began his career at the age of 4. His mother was an imaginative dressmaker and encouraged Myer to make collages out of fabrics, braids, ribbons and buttons.
Nancy Turnbull was born in Glasgow and until 8 years ago, had spent all of her life living near Stirling. She now lives in Worcestershire but returns north frequently to find inspiration for her painting. Her favourite places include the islands, particularly Islay and Arran, and the villages and shorelines in the East Neuk of Fife.
Born in Ayrshire in 1964 and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986. Worked as a freelance designer and colourist for several design agencies based in the UK and in Switzerland. Pam also gained a Postgraduate Teaching Qualification and taught in schools for several years.
Peter was born in Reading and now lives in his adopted home of Bath with his wife, Lisa, and their children. He first came to Bath for a year in 1986 to study an art foundation course. He went on to graduate from Manchester Polytechnic, returning to the city in 1993.
Peter Howson was born in London in 1958 but moved to Ayrshire as a young child. He spent a short time in the Infantry with the Royal Highland Fusiliers before attending the Glasgow School of Art, where he came to prominence in the 1980s as part of the New Glasgow Boys movement. He specialises in dramatic figurative work that uses line and colour in an expressive and powerful manner.
Born in Musselburgh in 1963, Peter graduated from Grays School of Art in 1984 with a BA (Hons) in Art & Design. He gained a postgraduate Diploma in design in 1985. The following year he established Abbey Ceramics in Berwickshire with his wife Carol, producing colourful earthenware. Painting was put on the back burner until recently.
Rob Hain was born in Dorset in 1952. He studied at Banbury School of Art and Loughborough College of Art, where he graduated in Fine Art in 1977. After turning professional in 1981, Rob Hain has established a career from his adopted Scottish Borders.
I grew up in Galloway (South-West Scotland) surrounded by peaceful woodland, rugged moorland and beautiful coastline. From an early age my mother, an art teacher at the local school, has nurtured my interest in painting. I graduated from Edinburgh University with an M.A. (Hons) in Fine Art in 1999. A very successful degree show inspired me to commit myself to painting.
Brought up in Ayrshire, Sheena gained her Diploma at Edinburgh College of Art. She was craftsman in residence in Linlithgow then worked as a furniture designer until she decided to return to painting when she moved to Haddington. She tutors painting at the Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre, where she was previously chairman. She also tutors for continuing Education. Her first love is landscape.
‘From as far back as I can remember I have always wanted to be an artist and throughout my life I have lived and worked as one. Submitting my portfolio, I was accepted by Leeds University and after four years of experimental studio work coupled with intensive theoretical study received a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art.