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Allison Young

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.

Amanda Phillips

I originally trained as a painter then pursued a career as a chartered architect. Later I became a university lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art and Napier University for many years teaching architecture, graphic design, product design and drawing. I now paint full time from my studio at home.

Ann Vastano

Born in Bowmore on the Island of Islay in 1972. Studied at Grays School of Art Aberdeen.

Arie Vardi

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.

Bob Lees

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.

Chris Taylor

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

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 Campbell

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 Graham

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.

Diane Young

A self-taught artist, Diane’s work is inspired by everyday moments in time. Her inspiration comes from the world around us. Words, architecture, and the patterns, light, and colour of the natural world all contribute to her creative thought process.


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.

Erik Petrie

I spent my childhood on the west coast of Arran, fascinated by the changing tides, the summer sunshine and winter storms.

Frank Manclark

Garry Brander

Glasgow based, he was born in 1983 and graduated with a BA (Hons) from the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in 2011. As well as being a keen artist from an early age, Garry also had a fascination with building-type materials and making things – as a boy he favoured Plasticine, building blocks, Lego and Meccano.

Georgina McMaster

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.

Gerry Goldwyre

Grace Cameron

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.

Ismael Pinteño Visuara

‘I grew up on the streets of Algeciras, Spain, where I currently reside. My father’s illustrations were a big influence on me, and it is this that has led me to my artistic career.

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.

Jenny Handley

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.

John Cunningham

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.

John Harris

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

John Mawbey

Kathleen Conboy

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.

Keiran Baillie

Ken Lochhead

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

Kirsteen MacKenzie

Kirsten Harris

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.

Laurie Campbell

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.

Lee Campbell

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

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.

Lesley McLaren

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

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

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.

Matylda Konecka

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.

Michael Murphy

Michael studied art and design at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1977-81. He specialised in ceramics favouring raku work because of its exciting textures and the smoky patterns of the process.

His passion soon turned back to his first love of painting however, and his work can now be seen in galleries throughout Scotland.

Nancy Turnbull

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.

Pam Glennie

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 Brown

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

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.

Rob Hain

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.

Sandra Vick

“Ten years ago I moved from the city to the country and was inspired by all the birds that visited my new garden. As I watched and drew them, I grew more interested in identifying the species and watching their different behaviours.

Scott Naismith

Based in Glasgow, Scott has been a professional artist since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2000 and part time lecturer in art and design since 2003. Recent success has brought Scott to exhibit internationally in Minneapolis, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Chicago and New York. In 2014 he won the Arnold Clark Award at the PAI.

Senja Bownes

Sinclair MacKenzie

Stan Milne

Stan lives and works from his studio at home in Glasgow. He is a time served draughtsman, from the 'not all that long ago' days of drawing boards, pencils and pens, and he has had a long career in engineering. While he took the engineering route early on, he has always painted recreationally and began exhibiting and selling his work when he joined a local art group, 20 or so years ago.

Tori Ratcliffe

Tori Ratcliffe is an animal artist who creates lively, colourful portraits using watercolour and fine liner. She applies the paint first, in a loose expressive manner, and then draws the details in on top. This allows her to effectively portray the life and character of her chosen subject.


‘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.

William Green