Currently Exhibiting At Bass Rock Framing & Gallery
Paul Bartlett is a professional artist based in Fife, Scotland.
He is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and was their "Birdwatch/Swarovski Artist of the Year" in 2006. He has twice been a category winner and overall runner-up in the David Shepherd "Wildlife Artist of the Year" competition in 2009 and 2010, and winner of the 'British Birds' category for the "BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year" in 2009. His work has featured in numerous art publications and several books.
John Bellany was born in Port Seton, a fishing village in East Lothian on the east coast of Scotland, in 1942. As a child Bellany spent a great deal of time with his Grandparents in Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders, which later informed much of his work. Bellany attended Edinburgh College of Art (1960-5) and the Royal College of Art in London (1965-8). He went on to teach at Croydon College of Art, Brighton College of Art, Winchester College of Art (1969-73), the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College (1978-84).
Kirstie Cohen’s landscapes are suffused with the mysterious atmosphere of the Scottish hills and coast. Born in Edinburgh and raised in North Berwick, Kirstie’s work has been influenced by the sweeping panoramas of the east coast as well as the Highlands where she now lives.
Mark Copeland was born in 1956. He went to Cambridge School of Art from 1973-4 and then Canterbury College of Art from 1974 –77 to study Graphic Design. Mark was then apprenticed for four years to the Suffolk artist Tom Taylor.
Born in 1948, he 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.
A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Graham worked for many years as a political cartoonist with 'The Scotsman' and other magazines before returning to full time painting in 2004. His distinctive work has attracted a great deal of interest and can be found in many private collections.
Leigh began to draw and paint from a very early age, in fact as soon as he could hold a pencil or paint brush.
As he progressed through his school years his attention to detail in his drawings and paintings became very apparent and is subsequently one of characteristics that makes his work so distinctive.
Creatures, great and small, are the focus of Kate Leiper's immaculate mixed media works in ink and pastel on a variety of papers. Using mythology, legend, poetry and ballad as her cue, Kate frequently casts the feathered or furry in character role.
1973-1977 Glasgow School of Art- Diploma Art
1977-1978 Awarded Post Graduate Studies - Commended
1978-1979 St Andrews College of Education-Dip Ed
1979 Teaching Art and Design
1980 Illustrated teenage, social education publication - Harper Collins
Louis McNally was born in 1963 in Inverkip, Scotland. He attended Gray's School of Art between 1986 and 1990 graduating with a BA- Hons. Louis has a very distinctive and recognisable style of oil painting. He painstakingly develops his paintings over many weeks of using drawings, photos and memory. The result is often an emotive and atmospheric land or city scape with long, low horizons usually inspired by Edinburgh and the East Coast areas. These contemporary paintings have unique haunting qualities which are unusual for paintings of such undoubted fine detailing and observation.
Jenni’s work is instantly recognisable thanks to its dreamlike qualities. By using light brushstrokes, deep colours and distortion of scale Jenni creates small intimate worlds where people are little more than a centimetre high and dominated by beautiful creatures and motifs that flutter and turn on the breeze: lanterns, moths, birds and dragonflies.
Sam Skelton began his career as a graphic designer, which he studied at Glasgow School of Art. He is art teacher at school had greatly encouraged his creativity, and Skelton continued to paint, putting work into a few galleries, until a few years ago demand for his paintings grew so that he could concentrate on it full time.
Justin Todd was taught by Bawden, Nash and Ardizzone at the RCA, 1953-57. He illustrated many childrens's classics and taught part-time at Brighton for 33 years until 1997. In each of these scenes the viewpoint, depth and scale are varied to achieved a cinematic sense of movement. We are delighted to exhibit some of his works at The Bass Rock Gallery.
My paintings are as much about the actual paint on the surface as about the subject matter. Working with oil paint, I build up layers of colour and texture to create an image that will hopefully have some resonance with the viewer. Being in the studio is a mysterious place where the paint takes over from any set ideas I start with and often unexpectedly leads me to a finished work."
Patti was born in Glasgow in1951. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, followed by an MA, graduating in 2005. Her bold figurative work is gaining in reputation and is now much in demand.
- Leila Aitken
- Paul Bartlett
- John Bellany
- Dawn Cattanach
- Kirstie Cohen
- Alan Connell
- Mark Copeland
- John Harris
- Graham High
- Peter Howson
- Leigh Lambert
- Kate Leiper
- Janet McCrorie
- Georgina McMaster
- Alice McMurrough
- Raymond Murray
- Louis McNally
- Allan Morgan
- Sam Skelton
- Doris Thomson
- Justin Todd
- Sam Toft
- Kate Wyatt
- Kirsty Wither
- Patti Yuill