Own Art makes it easy and affordable to buy contemporary art and craft. Own Art is Creative Scotland's loan scheme. You can borrow from £100 up to £2,500 at 0% APR repayable over 10 months in equal monthly installments.

* The money can be put towards original paintings, sculpture and prints. You must be 18 years or over and be a UK resident and can apply via Gallery Heinzel, one of the network of over 300 UK galleries supporting the scheme.

*Subject to status. Terms & conditions apply.

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Briony Anderson

Briony graduated in Fine Art Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005. She first gained recognition for work in which she explored the idea of the horizon line, capturing its many consistencies and changes, in soft muted colours. In 2006 she won the Mable Mackinley Award for Painting from the Royal Glasgow Institute, plus the Aberdeenshire Visual Artist\'s Award. Since then Briony has move to London, where her work has taken a different turn, now focusing on the rich, more gestural possibilities of paint. She still takes regular trips back North of the border for inspiration.

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Caroline Bailey

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Jillian Bain Christie

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Rosanne Barr

Rosanne Barr graduated with First Class Honours in 2003 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and in the same year exhibited in the British Design Centre, at New Designers 2003. The following year at The Mall Galleries in London, she was one of two young Scots featured by The Society of Designer Craftsmen for 2004 and was awarded a Licentiate of Distinction. Rosanne's paintings are of a generic landscape. They look to arouse a sense of escape, which is serene, moving, and can evoke a personal memory of a place the viewer has experienced.

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Fraser Beaton

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Margaretann Bennett

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991, Margaretann Bennett has become one of Scotland's most exciting artists working in mixed media today. Painting across all genres, the surfaces of her canvases are rich with colour and texture, treading a fine line between abstraction and detail. This is most evident in her landscape paintings that depict Scotland as a collection of experiences and events, an evocation of lives lived and time passed, rather than a specific place. Margaretann is a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and has been the recipient of a number of art awards including The Armour Award at the RGI in 2006 and the William Bowie Art Award at Paisley Arts Institute.

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George Birrell

George Birrell is a unique literary voice in Scottish contemporary painting. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1971, he spent the last four and a half decades fine-tuning a style that is both lyrical and highly technical, contributing regularly to exhibitions at home and abroad. Rooted in the landscape and buildings of East Scotland, his painting is strongly influenced by the Scottish Colourists and the black and white photography of Ansell Adams, demonstrating a pitch perfect understanding of hue, tone and design.

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Francis Boag

Francis Boag's vivid depictions of the rural hinterland and coastline of the North East have made him perhaps one of the best loved contemporary painters working in Scotland. A master of colour and form, his canvases are a beautiful balance between an intellectual interpretation of a landscape and an emotional response to it. Francis graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in the late sixties and after many years in teaching, now paints full-time near the coastal village of Stonehaven. His work appears in private and public collections the world over.

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Kim Bramley

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Kathleen Bremner

Kathleen studied at Grays School of Art and taught until retirement in 1991. Throughout her career she continued to paint and exhibit, developing a free and expressive style. Although her preferred medium is watercolour, she has had much success in recent years in acrylics, painting unique and delicate interpretations of Aberdeen's vibrant city and surrounding landscape.

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Davy Brown

Born and raised in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Davy attended Glasgow School of Art in the early 1970's. Whilst at college, Davy travelled to St Ive's, Cornwall where his love of landscape was kindled. He now lives and works in Dumfries and Galloway where the landscape is a continual source of inspiration.

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Ruth Brownlee

After graduating in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 1994, Ruth Brownlee worked in community art and art therapy. In 1998 she moved to Shetland where she now concentrates on capturing the energy and beauty of the islands’ wild seascapes, as they change throughout the year. Ruth has won numerous awards for her work and has completed a number of public and private commissions.

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Dorothy Bruce

Dorothy Bruce was born in Wisconsin, gaining her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the Minneapolis School of Art. She has lived and worked in Scotland for over 25 years, embracing the country\\\'s unique and striking landscapes and coastal scenes. Her vivid canvases explore the continually shifting light and the sparcity of much of the Northern Highlands. Her work has been seen at one-woman shows on the West Coast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Group Exhibitions throughout Scotland and England, including the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

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Stuart Buchanan

Stuart attended Glasgow School of Art in the late ‘80s, pursuing a career in framing and painting after graduation. Whilst living in Glasgow he and his wife set up the Mansfield Park Gallery in the city’s West End, a base from which Stuart also developed a following for his symbolic and thought-provoking canvases. After establishing a successful business, the couple took a life changing decision to move to Catterline south of Stonehaven in 2006. Stuart now lives and works in the village, painting from the Watch House studio.

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Patricia Cain

Born in Newcastle and raised in the Lake District Patricia\\\'s paintings are a response to her immediate environment and the impact that has on her sense of identity. Increasingly her work reflects the urban environment of Glasgow where she now lives and works. Patricia\\\'s route to artistic practice was a circuitous one, abandoning illustration at St Martins in London to train as a lawyer. Having qualified she worked for eight years before moving to Glasgow and qualifying in Scottish law. In 2004 she began work on an interdisciplinary research PhD at the Glasgow School of Art. Since then she has won innumerable prizes, awards and residencies and has had solo exhibitions at a number of public galleries.

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Grace Cameron

Born in 1961 Grace worked at a variety of jobs, including 15 years as a nurse, before turning her attention to art. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, graduating in 2000 in Fine Art Printmaking. Following graduation she was involved with a number of art projects and workshops with adults and also three years spent working with children with special needs. In 2008 Grace made the decision to paint full time. She now works predominantly in acrylics and is inspired by the Scottish landscape.

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Catriona Campbell

Catriona Campbell's artistic education began in infancy, as she puts it "I was taught by a man, who was taught by a man, who was taught by Manet! He was my father Ian Campbell and he taught me to observe". Her instruction continued under David Donaldson at Glasgow School of Art, from whom she acquired a delight in the qualities of paint and "an ambition to make it sing". Since graduation in the late 60's Catriona has delighted many with her paintings of people and animals and the way they interact. "I like the shapes and colours they make and the way they behave with one another. I like the spaces in between them and the possibilities of what might happen in those negative spaces. So I paint them."

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Kim Canale

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Lois Carson

Lois Carson has always been a \\\'maker of things\\\'. Her previous careers include clothes designer and luxury cake decorator, which she combined with raising a family overseas. But it is in sculpture that Lois has finally found her calling. After completing a BA and Masters in Sculpture at Grays School of Art in 2003, Lois is now pushing the boundaries of her artform. Working in the experimental field of acrylic and resin sculpture she combines synthetic elements with forms from the natural world.

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Pam Carter

Shortly after graduation from Glasgow School of Art, Tanzanian born artist Pam Carter travelled to the Seychelles to teach, it didn’t take long before she realised the direction her painting was going to take. Excited by the vibrant hues of blues and greens of the Indian Ocean, Pam knew that from now on her paintings would express the relationship between colour and light. Since then she has lived and worked in Scotland drawing on the isolated beauty of its outer islands for inspiration.

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Sam Cartman

Sam Cartman lives and works in Dumfries & Galloway. Originally from Shropshire, he completed a Fine Art Degree in Carlisle before moving to Glasgow for eight years. His paintings are a response to being in the landscape: they are shaped by the experience of being in a certain place at a certain time and the memory of this. These experiences are the basis for his involvement with the paint, and from then on, his interaction with the paint takes over. The process allows him to show in painting, something of the place he is in or has been in. There is a poetic sparseness to Cartman's paintings of wide open spaces, in the skies or the sculpted buildings which look as if they have been there for all time. (Jan Patience, The Glasgow Herald)

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Karen Castle-Anderson

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Malcolm Cheape

Malcolm Cheape graduated form Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1987 and he has worked widely as a full-time artist in Scotland and London ever since. His subject matter is drawn almost exclusively from the sea and his work heavily supported by research. His distinctive style combines paint, ink, pencil marks, paper and tape to create detailed, multi-layered pieces that are held in many private and public collections at home and overseas.

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Kirstie Cohen

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1988, Kirstie Cohen has built up a strong fan-base with her powerful landscapes. In paintings reminiscent of the great Romantic tradition she depicts the drama of a mountain range or seascape in a way that feels real and specific yet also a product entirely of the imagination; a non-existent place. Kirstie lives and works in Invernesshire (check) exhibiting widely throughout Scotland and England. She has won many awards including the Nancy Graham Memorial Prize and the prestigious Hospitalfield Scholarship.

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Deborah Cruden

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Peter Davis

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Emma S Davis

Born into a family of artists in Paisley in 1975, Emma studied Fine Art Drawing & Painting at The Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a BA (Hons). She exhibited in galleries throughout Scotland during her studies, which concluded in a sell-out degree show.Emma was the youngest ever recipient of the Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award at the RSW Annual Exhibition in 1999, which allowed her to travel and paint extensively in Italy the following year.She was elected an artist member of the RSW in November 2001. Since then, she has won several prestigious awards and has exhibited at several group and solo exhibitions throughout the UK.

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Lisette Degioanni

Lisette graduated in 2007 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. She originally studied history of art at Kingston University, London and trained as a ceramic artist before raising her family. It was her return to full-time education at Gray’s which enabled her to explore through her work the constraints women often face not being able to do what they want in life, not being able to put themselves first and being caught up in the ‘machinery of life’. Since studying at Gray’s Lisette has won the prestigious David Gordon Memorial Trust Award from the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA),s as well as being awarded the John Kinross Scholarship (also by the RSA) which enabled her to travel to Florence to experience the city’s classical art and architecture. Lisette lives and works in Banchory, Kincardineshire.

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Carol Dewart

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Alison Dunlop

Born in Canada in 1958, Alison began her studies in Canada before continuing at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Universite de Franche-Comte, Besancon, France. In 1982, she came to Scotland to undertake postgraduate studies at Edinburgh College of Art, and subsequently made Scotland her home. In 1989 Alison was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and is a past Vice-President of the Society. She also served as President of Visual Arts Scotland for three years in the 1990s and has been made an honorary life member. Twice the recipient of the Elizabeth T Greenshields Foundation Scholarship, she has been short listed several times for the Noble Grossart Painting Prize and received the Alexander Graham Munro Award from the RSW in 1997 and the John Gray Prize in 2007.

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Peter Dworok

Peter Dworok was born in Nottingham and studied art firstly at Nottingham College of Art and Design and then at Leeds Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design. After leaving college Peter lived and worked on the Isle of Skye and later Edinburgh where he exhibited his work widely. On moving back to Nottinghamshire, Peter was employed by Nottinghamshire County Council helping to establish Rufford Craft Centre as a centre for excellence in the applied arts. Over twenty five years later, Peter retired from his role at Rufford and now concentrates on his own painting practice in the beautiful Minster town of Southwell.

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Sandra Emslie

Sandra lives and works in rural Aberdeenshire capturing the changing colours of the surrounding countryside. Her \'patchwork\' interpretations of the landscape are uniquely her own.

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Margaret Evans

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art in 1974, Margaret combines teaching and painting in her career, travelling extensively throughout America and Europe. Her experiences abroad are reflected in her Scottish landscapes, as she says "Painting is not about copying but exaggerating it's line, composition and colours. My teaching takes me all over the world, which has broadened my perspective on landscapes, but also makes me appreciate my own country and what scope Scotland has to offer in subject matter for artists." Renowned for her pastel painting, Margaret is a member of the Portrait Society of America, featuring regularly in the International Artist magazine.

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John Glynn

Born in Plymouth in 1964, John was interested in painting and drawing since childhood. His ambition to be an artist was thwarted by the tragic death of his father when he was thirteen. John turned down a place at Plymouth School of Art choosing instead to go out to work to contribute to the family finances. He kept painting and drawing in his spare time producing abstract and surreal work which was exhibited in the Plymouth area and with which he had some success. For some years he designed sea life artwork that was reproduced in print. This gave him the confidence (and income) to risk painting full time. He moved to Banff in Scotland in 2007 where the peace and serenity of the coastal villages inspired him to produce seemingly simple line drawings of the houses and harbours. These drawings have become his signature style and are exhibited in galleries across Scotland.

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Peter Goodfellow

Born in Middlesbrough Peter attended grammar school before completing a foundation course at Middlesbrough College of Art. He went on to study at the Central School of Art, London from 1968-71. His work is represented in galleries across Scotland and the UK and has been exhibited in Ireland and Germany as well. His self portrait 'All Dressed up for Mam and Dad' has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London and at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He now lives and works in Strathdon in Aberdeenshire where he runs The Lost Gallery with his wife Jean.

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Alan Hayman

Alan Hayman is a self taught artist born and reared in Montrose, Angus. He drew continuously throughout his life. Through observation of the world around him, and experimentation with different media and techniques, he developed his own recognizable style. He now lives and works from his studio in Drimnin in Argyll where he continues to be inspired by the natural world around him.

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Douglas Heggie

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Steven Higginson

Steven was born in Dumfries, Scotland, in 1982. Growing up, Steven often sketched the iconic images from album covers and music books and these influences have stayed with him and can be seen in the use of pop photography in his contemporary still lifes. Having won various national competitions and prizes for his work, Steven followed his inevitable path in art, choosing to study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee in part due to the art school's traditional approach to teaching painting. He was awarded The Aiden Threlfall Traveling Scholarship from the Goldsmith's Company in London in 2004, the year he graduated. He used the scholarship to spend time in Paris, Venice, Rome and Madrid studying works of the old masters, namely Velazquez, Caravaggio and Manet. This trip proved very influential as these artists' chiaroscuro style can still be seen in his work today. He has been painting full-time since 2005, and has had work accepted at the RGI and Aberdeen Artists Society annual shows.

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Jonathan Hood

Born 1957 in Edinburgh, Jonathan was educated in Fife and Angus and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts from 1976 to 1979 going on to study drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris in 1979. He became a full-time artist in 1989 and has exhibited widely throughout Scotland including the Aberdeen Artists\\\' Society and Royal Scottish Academy. His work is held in private collections throughout the world.

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Catherine Imhof-Cardinal

Catherine Imhof-Cardinal is a Swiss-French artist living near Aberdeen in Scotland. She began her career in Aix-en-Provence. Catherine\'s work is informed by a strongly developed sense of colour, often in daring and unusual composition of a figurative or semi-abstract nature. Her approach to composition is without preconception; each work gradually emerges from a series of lines thrown onto the sheet, the subject and composition suggesting themselves through the work process. In this way, impressions gathered on travels and from life in general re-emerge in the paintings, not as factual representations but as images imbued with the feeling of places and events.

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Frances Innes

Frances trained at Gray's School of Art and now lives and works near Peterhead in the North East of Scotland. The coastline is a favoured subject.

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Anita Inverarity

Local artist Anita Inverarity trained as a graphic designer at Aberdeen College and it was here with support from her tutors that her apptitude for illustration was recognised and encouraged. Her unique style of intricate pen and ink work developed during this time which she used to illustrate children\\\'s books. Inspiration for her work comes from many sources - the wildlife around Deeside as well as folklore and Scottish fairytales.

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Elin Isaksson

Elin's glass making career began in her native Sweden, a country famed for its studio glass tradition. She attended the Orrefors Glass School from 1998-2000 and moved to Scotland in 2001 to study for a BA in Architectural Glass at the Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 2004. She went on to attain a Masters in Design from the College in 2005. She has worked and trained at glass studios in Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and India and has won many scholarships and awards for her work. In 2009 she set up her own glass studio and gallery drawing inspiration for her work from her travels and the intrigue of the play of light on the colours and textures of nature.Elin is based in Stirling where she creates her glass work and runs glass blowing courses open to the public.

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David Johnston

David Johnston is a landscape artist based in the Mearns in the North East of Scotland. A retired teacher, he is a self taught. In 2017 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour. He teaches others to paint hosting workshops and courses.He works almost exclusively in watercolour and, following in a tradition of Scottish landscape painting, he paints on the spot whenever possible. He enjoys working from nature and does this directly in paint, as well as using a sketchbook backed up by digital photography for reference. Using this arsenal he sometimes finishes work in the studio.His work is exhibited widely across the north east of Scotland and further afield in Glasgow and London. It forms part of the collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.

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Kittie Jones

Born in Cumbria, Kittie moved to Edinburgh to study at Leith School of Art and went on to study Fine Art at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art graduating with an MA in 2008.She now works as a tutor at Leith School of Art whilst continuing to produce her own work for national exhibitions from her studio at Coburg House in Leith.

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Fi Knox

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Steven Lindsay

Steven lives and works in Glasgow graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1985. He pursued a career in the music industry before returning to his first love, painting. He was short-listed for the prestigious Aspect Prize in 2011 and his work was exhibited at the Fleming Collection Gallery in London that year. He is a regular contributor to the Royal Glasgow Institute and Paisley Art Institute\\\\\\\'s Annual Exhibitions.

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Michael Lythgoe

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Sam MacDonald

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Jennifer Mackenzie

"I enjoy exploring colour and the tactile qualities of paint mainly through still life." Jennifer Mackenzie graduated from Glasgow School of Art in late 1971. Studying under tutors such as David Donaldson and Sandy Goudie her work reflects the Scottish painterly tradition prevalent at the time. Jennifer's rich, exuberant canvases are appreciated throughout Scotland. She took time out from her career to bring up her family and for some years taught at schools in Lanarkshire, Inverness and latterly Sutherland. Her studio is based there in Golspie where she lives and works.

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Angela Macleod

Angela studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1991-1995. Having worked outside the art world for several years only painting in her spare time, she recently moved to Fife. The move provided the impetus to return to painting full time. Angela works in a variety of mediums, although mainly in oil, and colour has always been the main focus of her work. She uses a variety of subject matter usually taken from nature to explore the effects of different colour combinations, shape and pattern to create bold and vibrant expressions that reflect the beauty and energy of the subject.

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Genevieve Marsh-Feiley

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Robert McAulay

Born on the south side of Glasgow in 1961, Robert trained as an upholsterer before attending art college in the mid 1980's. Since then he has gained recognition for his mixed media works depicting enigmatic scenes often at the edges of human inhabitation. "Many of my paintings are full of symbols or images relating to events, thoughts, ideas from my life, but I am not going to bore the viewer with such details. The viewer will bring all of their own memories with them, and will either connect in some way with what they see or they will not. I like mystery, I do not want everything explained to me, I like to discover for myself."

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Alan McGowan

Alan McGowan is an expressive figure painter based in Edinburgh working directly with life models and never photography. His work has been chosen to exhibit at the BP Portrait Award, The Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art and the Ruth Borchard Self portrait prize, and he was a semi finalist in the SKY Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 . His painting of the figure is as much a celebration of the medium of oil painting as an exploration of the human form. For Alan, painting is like a performance, a process that he likes viewers to be reminded of when they look at his canvases. His work is loaded with expressive brushwork that exhibits a perfect balance of control, technical ability and painterly improvisation.

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Lynn McGregor

Lynn McGregor was born in Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife, and trained at Edinburgh College of Art. She works between Scotland and Ireland, currently living on the otherwise uninhabited island of Islandmore on Strangford Lough, with her writer husband Michael Faulkner. Their island home is the subject of Michael's 2006 book The Blue Cabin and is a primary source of inspiration for Lynn's work. Lynn was elected to the RSW in 2001. Her semi-abstracted landscapes are show in galleries throughout the UK.

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Alastair McKenzie

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Lesley D McKenzie

Lesley has lived in the Aberdeen area all her life. Originally a graphic designer, she worked in the oil industry until deciding to 'go it alone' in 1996. Since then Lesley has developed an enthusiastic fan base, who love her quirky animal ceramics and joyful animal portraits. Lesley says, "As a child I would often study anatomy books, working out the muscles on any animal compared to the human and could sketch many animals from memory. I still employ this method today. It's a spontaneous way of working that suits my personality."

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Phil McLoughlin

Phil McLoughlin was born Phil Barker in Dunfermline in 1946. He worked as a foundry labourer, railway porter and jute millworker and psychiatric nurse between 1964 and 1975. Despite no formal training in art his work was exhibited as part of the Scottish Young Contemporaries in 1968. Around this time he was awarded a prize by the RSA and set up an artists collective in Dundee. In 1978 he gave up art to train as a psychotherapist going on to pursue an academic career. He was awarded a doctorate in Philosophy in 1985 and went on to work in universities in England, Australia, Japan and Ireland as a professor, psychotherapist and author. He returned to painting in 2007 as 'Phil McLoughlin' to much acclaim. He was elected a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists in 2012.

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Janet Melrose

Janet studied at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 1987 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. She received the Andrew Grant Bursary in the same year and continued her studies at the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art, Florence. Following her graduation she continued to paint alongside tutoring part-time in community education. She has painted full time for more than ten years from her studio in Perthshire where she is inspired by the natural world and our impact upon it. She is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and Visual Arts Scotland and, as a multi award winning artist, exhibits widely across Scotland and the UK.

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Liz Milne

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Vivien Moir

Vivien trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee as an illustrator but is known and renowned for her folky figurative slipware. She now lives on the West Coast from where she produces her unique pieces often referring to gardens and nature.

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Illona Morrice

Illona was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1954. Her father was a painter and her mother a potter. She started sculpting in clay at her mother\'s workshop at an early age and exhibited for the first time at the age of 17. On leaving college she opened her own gallery. Illona moved to the UK in 1979 living and working in Moray since 1986, where she continues to work in stoneware and bronze. She says Over the years I\'ve realized I can say more with less. So I strive with a few lines and curves to express a multitude of feelings and to let your imagination fill what I\'ve left space for, to create peaceful sculpture which will continue to grow with you and me.

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Amanda Phillips

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John Paul Raine

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Clive Ramage

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Ian Rawnsley

Born in 1961 Ian’s earliest memories are of drawing for amusement and then falling in love with colour when he began dabbling with oils as a child. He pursued a career in the IT industry whilst continuing to paint and draw in his spare time. Since 2005 he has been painting professionally exhibiting his work in galleries in Ireland, England and Scotland. Since 2012 he has been working full time as an artist, initially in Glasgow and now from his home and studio in Ayrshire.

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Maralyn Reed-Wood

Maralyn's affair with ceramics began at school in Kirkcudbright where the Higher Art class worked with the Lochhead Pottery. She studied art in Essex making pots in a studio converted from an air-raid shelter. After becoming a teacher, Maralyn worked as an Art Therapist in an epilepsy hospital, setting up her own studio simultaneously. At a time when figures were most unacceptable in the art world, she worked against the trend. Her figures were accepted by the Triennialle de la Porcelain, Nyon, Switzerland, the 'porcelain capital' of Europe. This was followed by The International Porcelain Exhibition at the Scottish Gallery and an Arts Council Award. Illness brought her career to an abrupt halt, and she re-invented herself making small ceramic pieces which sold internationally for the next 15 years, winning awards and commendations. She has finally returned to her figurative roots, and her porcelain figures sell in galleries throughout Scotland. She has exhibited with the RSA and The RGI and has been short-listed on four occasions for figurative porcelain awards.

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Ronnie Russell

Ronnie Russell was born in Aberdeen and for most of his life has lived in Troon, Ayrshire. After 25 years in the textile design industry, Ronnie is now a full time artist and cartoonist, since the early 1990's specialising in acrylic and watercolour painting.

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Maryann Ryves

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Patricia Shone

Patricia Shone is a potter living on the Isle of Skye specialising in naked raku and fast fire wood firing with some soda. She studied at the Central School of Art, London. Texture and a close connection to the physical land of its origin are important elements of her work. Patricia uses combinations of hand building and throwing with slips, glazes and firing techniques to achieve this. Her work is influenced by the powerful landscape of the Isle of Skye where she has lived for 18 years.

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Amanda Simmons

Amanda makes kiln formed and cameo engraved glass vessels from her studio in Corsock. She's fascinated by structures created using gravity whilst the glass heats in the kiln, the vessels becoming more complex as she experiments using hand-built suspension moulds. She's worked with glass for the past 10 years, studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Glass and Architecture at Central St Martin's School of Art and Design in London, before re-locating to Dumfries and Galloway in 2005. "I construct the glass using layers of coloured mostly opaque glass powders. My aim is to create very delicate, elusive work that reacts to the light it is placed in, showing variations in the intense colour and marks."

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Ian Smart

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Joe Smernicki

Originally from Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Joe graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1973, having gained a High Commendation in his Post-graduate year and as a student he won a scholarship to attend the Hospitalfield House Summer School in Arbroath in 1971. He worked for many years as a teacher and attained the position of Head of Art at Arbroath Academy. Now retired from teaching, Joe is concentrating on painting from his home and studio in Montrose. The inspiration for my work comes almost exclusively from the coastal and rural environment around my home town of Montrose. The paintings reflect a dual interest. On one hand they are portrayals of a very distinctive and visually rich landscape with its fishing stations, small boats, farm implements and sheds. Equally, the paintings are an exploration of colour, tone, shape and line that are brought together in a carefully balanced composition.

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David Smith

Born in 1957, David Smith is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. The palette and inspiration for his work is taken from the seaboard and landscape of Scotland. Although predominantly a self-taught artist, he has studied at various colleges including the Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Glasgow School of Art and Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. A past member and president of the Glasgow Group of Artists, he was elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2011. He was elected member of RSW council in 2013. Smith has shown at the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI), Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and RSW annual exhibitions and has won various prestigious awards.

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Sian Smith

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Elaine Speirs

Elaine Speirs was born in Johannesburg and moved to the West Coast of Scotland as a young child. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She returned to South Africa in 2006 returning to Scotland in 2009 with her three daughters. Over the last four years Elaine has re-established herself as a painter. Her children and their friends are her inspiration. She is absorbed in their lives and she constantly observes them. The uncertainties of her own childhood have given her the freedom to dig deeper into the complications and mystery of being a child. She conveys the fragility of childhood, the transition between girlhood and womanhood. She regularly exhibits at the RSA, with VAS and the SSA. Recently she exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London. Awards have included the Glasgow Club Award (2012), the Caron Keating Memorial Award, Mall Galleries, London. She was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition and the Threadneedle Painting Prize (2014)

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Mairi Stewart

Born and educated in Scotland, Mairi Stewart studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1977. She obtained a Diploma in Secondary Teaching, continuing to paint and exhibit throughout her teaching career. She is now a professional artist, working from her Edinburgh studio and exhibiting regularly in galleries throughout the UK. Her colourful still life paintings explore the relationship that selected objects have with memory. The work is not a literal portrayal and the essence of the work is simplicity. A flattened perspective and a bold use of colour help to heighten the contemporary vision.

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Fiona Sturrock

Working mainly in acrylics, Fiona has an interest in the old and new, the past and the present, and how these function together within the same space. She is drawn to objects with a history and a story. Old vases and jugs hold the vibrant newness and natural simplicity of the flowers that she favours in her paintings. Fiona paints from a mixture of life scenes, photographs and her imagination. She is influenced by the works of the Colourists and Impressionists, and is hugely inspired by the wealth and richness of contemporary Scottish art. Fiona's work is exhibited by a number of Scottish galleries and is held in private collections in the UK and overseas.

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Nerine Tassie

Nerine graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002. She completed postgraduate studies in teacher training and enjoys a career teaching Art & Design. She lives and works in Fife. Of her work she says Natural spaces and forms provide the basis and inspiration for my work; in particular the textures found within the natural world both land and sea. I experiment with a wide range of materials in order to constantly develop new experiences within each painting so each piece takes on its own developing surface and object quality.

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Tricia Thom

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Fiona Thomson

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Marion Thomson

Marion Thomson was born in 1958 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1976 - 78, and then at Glasgow University where she was awarded an M.A. in History of Fine Art, Drama , Film and Television. From 1981- 99 Marion worked as a Costume Designer in theatre , film and television while continuing to paint. Inspired by the Scottish landscape she says For as long as I can remember, the Outer Hebrides and the western seaboard of Scotland have been a source of inspiration and delight to me. The unique qualities of that landscape - its remoteness, its sense of rugged endurance contrasted with the delicacy of certain shorelines, the physical isolation of the people and their homes - all create a powerful drama that draws me back again and again.”

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Jenny Watt-Colbeck

Jenny lives and works in rural Aberdeenshire where she combines parenting with painting. She has a very distinct style which she used to depict what she observes around her.

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Ann Wegmuller

Born in Gourock in Scotland, Ann lived in Zurich, Switzerland for over ten years before returning to live in Perthshire. She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee graduating in 1985. She is an elected member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Watercolour Society and Aberdeen Artists Society. She has won many prestigous awards and her work is held in a number of corporate collections as well as private collections worldwide.

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Allison Weightman

Allison lives and works in a remote cottage in the highlands where for many years she developed her own style and techniques for building and firing clay. When her youngest son reached school age she decided to attend university studying ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art. For four years she combined studying full-time in the capital with family life in the highlands. Allison works in clay, firing at different temperatures to create pieces of raku, porcelain and stoneware ceramics. Her kilns are fired by bottle gas which is transported by boat across a loch to her home. Her work is both physically and technically challenging - the remoteness of her studio adds to the difficulty.

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Peter White

Born in Ayrshire in 1959, Peter studied at Edinburgh College of Art in the early 1980's. He moved to Ullapool in North West Scotland in 1994 where he dedicates his life to painting. He has exhibited widely across Scotland and is a regular contributor to the annual Royal Glasgow Institute and Royal Scottish Academy exhibitions. Peter's distinct and enigmatic work provides a welcome opportunity for stillness and contemplation. His technique of combining oil, acrylic and wax on board is intensive and intricate, creating exquisite surfaces that beg closer inspection. Rough texture is created by layering paint and wax. His palette and composition are highly controlled, focused on form and subtle use of colour that convey a mood of meditative calm.

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Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson is one of Scotland’s most exciting contemporary artists. He was born in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow where he is now based. He studied at The Glasgow School of Art and has worked in the art industry for many years as a designer, picture framer and artist. Gordon’s subject matter ranges from quirky portraiture to emotive land and seascapes, his deep love of the west coast of Scotland shines through in his evocative work. Gordon paints from the heart, his expressive oil paintings reflect the ever changing moods of both the countryside and the artist himself. Today his work can be found in both corporate and private collections throughout the world. He exhibits in leading art galleries throughout the UK and has participated in several solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions including The Royal Glasgow Institute and The Paisley Arts Institute .

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Georgie Young

Georgie Young is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and paints mainly contemporary Scottish landscapes. Her work aims to evoke a feeling and capture a sense of place, an atmosphere or an unexpected detail rather than reproduce a direct likeness. The paintings are a product of observation, interpretation and improvisation; the original observation is processed, re-examined and the essence abstracted. Her work is an attempt to reveal the unexpected beauty of unremarked places, the interplay of light, time, weather and season on everyday landscape, and the presence and influence of the human on the physical environment.

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    • Caroline Bailey RSW

    • Wild November Morning,Portree

    • Mixed media

    • 75 x 80 cm

    • £3,750

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Francis Boag

    • Winter Cuillins, Isle of Skye

    • Acrylic

    • 60 x 60 cm

    • £3,300

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Evening Stars

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 21 x 21 cm

    • £120

    • £12.00 per month

    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Colourscape Pebbles Necklace (Reds)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 35 cm

    • £50

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    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Colourscape Necklace (Blues)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 30 cm

    • £40

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    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Colourscape Pebble Necklace (Blues)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 30 cm

    • £40

    •  
    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Tapestry Land Plate 2.1 (15)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 15 x 15 cm

    • £35

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    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Tapestry Land Plate 2.2 (15)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 15 x 15 cm

    • £35

    •  
    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Tapestry Land Plate 2.3 (12)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 12 x 12 cm

    • £25

    •  
    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Tapestry Land Plate 2.4 (12)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 12 x 12 cm

    • £25

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    • Kim Bramley SGS CGS

    • Tapestry Land Plate 2.5 (12)

    • Kiln formed glass

    • 12 x 12 cm

    • £25

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    • Dorothy Bruce

    • Cold Warrier (Arron from Cumbrae)

    • Oil on canvas

    • 35 x 90 cm

    • £1,100

    • £110.00 per month

    • Grace Cameron

    • Evening Colours at Johnshaven

    • Acrylic on board

    • 35 x 45 cm

    • £425

    • £42.50 per month

    • Pam Carter

    • Return to the Sound

    • Oil on canvas

    • 60 x 60 cm

    • £3,800

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Pam Carter

    • Crofters Line and Machair

    • Oil on canvas

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £900

    • £90.00 per month

    • Malcolm Cheape

    • Ship in Heavy Sea

    • Mixed media & collage

    • 23.5 x 33.5 cm

    • £795

    • £79.50 per month

    • Alison Dunlop RSW

    • Knot in the Slightest

    • Oil on canvas

    • 60 x 90 cm

    • £4,000

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Peter Dworok

    • Staffin Bay, Isle of Skye

    • Oil on canvas

    • 60 x 60 cm

    • £950

    • £95.00 per month

    • Peter Dworok

    • Cuillins, Isle of Skye

    • Oil on canvas

    • 40 x 40 cm

    • £495

    • £49.50 per month

    • Peter Dworok

    • Cullins - Isle of Skye

    • Oil on canvas

    • 30 x 30 cm

    • £425

    • £42.50 per month

    • Peter Dworok

    • Glen Brittle - Isle of Skye

    • Oil on canvas

    • 30 x 30 cm

    • £425

    • £42.50 per month

    • Peter Dworok

    • River Snizort - Isle of Skye

    • Oil on canvas

    • 30 x 30 cm

    • £425

    • £42.50 per month

    • Margaret Evans

    • Flying the Storm, Glencoe

    • Gouache & pastel

    • 30 x 90 cm

    • £1,595

    • £159.50 per month

    • John Glynn

    • Harbour Master

    • Ink on paper

    • 40 x 60 cm

    • £280

    • £28.00 per month

    • Douglas Heggie

    • Small Boats, Low Tide, Portsoy

    • Oil on canvas

    • 60 x 50 cm

    • £795

    • £79.50 per month

    • Jonathan Hood

    • The Promise of Spring

    • Oil on board

    • 75 x 85 cm

    • £2,750

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Jonathan Hood

    • Autumn Landscape Study

    • Oil on board

    • 30 x 30 cm

    • £525

    • £52.50 per month

    • David Johnston RSW

    • Late Summer Field Edge, The Mearns

    • Watercolour

    • 17 x 28 cm

    • £375

    • £37.50 per month

    • Fi Knox

    • War Horse

    • Ink & wash

    • 0 x 0 cm

    • £325

    • £32.50 per month

    • Fi Knox

    • War Horse II

    • Ink & wash

    • 50 x 40 cm

    • £325

    • £32.50 per month

    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - black

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

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    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - Burgundy

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

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    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - fawn I

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - fawn II

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - fawn III

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - orange

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - pale blue

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - pale green

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Fi Knox

    • Whimsical Fairy - white

    • Recycled wire & fabric

    • 20 x 20 cm

    • £10

    •  
    • Michael Lythgoe

    • Oystercatchers with Wee Mackerel

    • Wood & acrylic paint

    • 0 x 0 cm

    • £395

    • £39.50 per month

    • Michael Lythgoe

    • Shoal of Three Wee Mackerel III

    • Wood & acrylic paint

    • 0 x 0 cm

    • £135

    • £13.50 per month

    • Robert McAulay

    • The Orange Hut with Red Wellies

    • Mixed media

    • 30 x 90 cm

    • £2,100

    • £210.00 per month

    • Clive Ramage

    • Jeffrey Street and Arthur's Seat

    • Etching & watercolour

    • 20 x 30 cm

    • £320

    • £32.00 per month

    • Amanda Simmons

    • Feather From the Swallows

    • Kiln formed glass dish

    • 0 x 0 cm

    • £210

    • £21.00 per month

    • David Smith RSW

    • Traigh Luskentyre, Harris

    • Oil on linen

    • 65 x 75 cm

    • £2,500

    • £250.00 per month

    • Mairi Stewart

    • Revisiting the Familiar

    • Acrylic on canvas

    • 80 x 80 cm

    • £1,450

    • £145.00 per month

    • Nerine Tassie

    • Shoreline, East Coast

    • Mixed media on canvas

    • 30 x 30 cm

    • £495

    • £49.50 per month

    • Nerine Tassie

    • Tentsmuir Woodland Study

    • Mixed media on canvas

    • 10 x 13 cm

    • £295

    • £29.50 per month

    • Tricia Thom

    • Medium Oval Vessel

    • Wheel thrown porcelain

    • 18 x 22 cm

    • £180

    • £18.00 per month

    • Tricia Thom

    • Teapot II

    • Wheel thrown porcelain

    • 13 x 20 cm

    • £120

    • £12.00 per month