Alan Hayman was born in Montrose in 1947. When most of his peers were still playing with toys, he was studying and drawing the bird life found around the Montrose Basin.
Alison Durbin is interested in the resonance of natural and found materials and places. She takes inspiration from the beautiful colours and textures of the west coast landscape, as well as other places and objects that have meaning for her.
Alison Thomas is a working artist currently based at the Courtyard Studios, Irvine Harbourside, Ayrshire, Scotland. Alison studied textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, from 1992 - 1996.
Andrew Sinclair is the founder and proprietor of Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery. He graduated with BA Hons in Fine Art (drawing and painting) from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee in 1996. Andrew is predominantly figurative in his approach, using a very traditional basis for his painting.
Andrew's paintings are deceptively simple and draw on his own environmental beliefs. They reflect the artist's personal experiences and memories gained whilst travelling and exhibiting throughout the world - with residencies in Iceland, Canada and Nepal to name but a few.
Anna Bussot was born in Barcelona in 1956. She studied at the Centre d’Art and Design de l’Escola Massana, graduating in fire enamels and also has a degree in Painting and Drawing from the Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona.
Anna has lived in the Highlands full time since 2004 but has been visiting Morvern all her life and her family have had an involvement there since 1930. Her work is largely about the Highland landscape and Morvern has been the subject, and in particular, Ardtornish.
Brian was born and educated in Edinburgh, completing his post-graduate diploma at Edinburgh College of Art in 1976. He spent most of his working life as an art teacher in Shetland, while painting and exhibiting in Shetland, mainland Britain and abroad. Now he has returned to live in Edinburgh.
Cara McKinnon Crawford was born in Campbeltown, Argyll, and raised in the Highland village of Strathpeffer. All aspects of the arts were central to her formative years. Laterally resulting in a B.A Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art in 1984.
Chris Barnes studied Sculpture at Goldsmiths College and St. Martin’s School of Art, London.
David Dipnall was born in Scotland during the early war years of English parents. He received his education at Portsmouth Grammar School on the inspiring South Coast of England.
Born on Merseyside in 1947, David Greenall left school at the age of fifteen and worked in the fishing and building industries before taking up painting in his late twenties.
Donald Macleod is a Glasgow based artist who studied at the Glasgow School of Art (drawing and painting) in the late 70s.
Resipole Studios are delighted to introduce London based sculptor Duncan Grant to their stable of artists. Argentinian born Duncan, worked under acclaimed sculptor Matias Mischung and has now developed his own language in steel.
Gavin graduated with a BA Hons Fine Art (painting and drawing) from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee and that is where he now lives with his family. He is reknowned for his remarkable still life paintings and for his paintings of the Scottish landscape.
Gill Tyson studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University, receiving an MA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1979. She moved to the Morvern peninsula two years ago to a house located between a river and the sea.
My work has three strands: The first is expressive figurative. Using my own middle-aged body for stimulus I am seeking to integrate in my painting and drawing the memories and media messages which have informed and continue to inform my understanding of myself as a woman and as a sexual being.
Although based in Edinburgh, Helen Fryer draws her inspiration from the mountains and coastline of the rugged west coast of Scotland.
Born in Edinburgh, Helen studied Ceramics at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, specialising in Sculptural and Architectural Ceramics.
Hugo trained as a portrait painter in Florence at Charles Cecil Studios. He was invited to teach and remained several further years.
Jamie is a self taught artist living in Glencoe - shortlisted for the 2007 Jo Lomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards. In 2006 he was selected to exhibit at the Aspect Prize exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.
Jan Gardner is a mixed media artist who's work explores environments, enclosed and open, real and imaginary that is inspired by lyrics heard in songs and dreams once had. Further to a BA (Hons) degree from Winchester School of Art, Jan completed a post-graduate degree.
Jane Rushton was born in Lancaster in 1955. She studied, as a mature student, at Lancaster University graduating with a First in Visual Culture, and an M.Phil. in Art: Practice and Theory.
Jim Wright’s work is an emotional response to his experiences in the more remote areas of the moors, mountains and coastline of Northern Britain, feeling the powerful forces of nature is particularly exhilarating and important in his work.
John Black has built an incredible reputation over the years as a master of wildlife and nature drawing and painting and we are delighted to welcome him to the gallery. John was born in 1959 in Dumbarton and now lives in Fort William.
John Hodgson is a woodturner based in Fuinary, nr Lochaline. Wood has long been a passion for him,
Jon Schueler grew up Milwaukee and studied English with the intention of becoming a writer but his plans were interrupted by war. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and first visited Scotland in 1942 when his B-17 Bomber touched down at Prestwick after a terrifying flight.
Through a process of walking, drawing and painting directly in the highland landscape and working repeatedly in different places chosen and revisited many times Jonathan Shearer has developed an intimate connection with the wild places of Scotland.
After completing a BA in Craft, Ceramic Design at Monash University Melbourne in 1992 Maggie moved to Japan to embark on a three year apprenticeship studying under the eminent Mashiko artist Ryo Suzuki.
Mary Holden Bird was a painter and etcher, mainly of seascapes and landscapes. She studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and went on to show at the Fine Art Society, where she had frequent one-man exhibitions, RA, RSW, RBA and Paris Salon.
Michael Corsar was born on 16th May in 1972. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1992–1996 and graduated BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Drawing and Painting. Light and, specifically, its interaction with clouds, water and architecture is what inspires him.
Fairley was born in 1953 and educated at Edinburgh College of Art. After college he moved to the Scottish west coast port of Mallaig.
Rodger’s roots are from the east coast of Scotland, but it is the rugged west coast which inspired the landscapes in this exhibition.
It was on family camping holidays in the 1950s and 1960s, where Rodger became aware of Scotland’s mountainous character.
Ruth O’Dell graduated from Winchester School of Art with an Honours degree in 1986 and worked with her partner David Greenall, also a painter at their studio in Sandgate, Kent until the birth of their first daughter in 1989.
Born in Clydebank in 1953, Stephen went to Dundee Art College to study painting. He graduated BA in Drawing and Painting, and then won the Greenshields award to study painting in Paris.
Born in Glasgow in 1956, moving east to take up a place at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating in 1981. Shortly after he received the Greenshields award which was used to live and paint in France and Spain.