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Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 11

Barbara Rae CBE RSA RSW

‘Winter Achill’

Acrylic 14.8 x 21 cm

Born in Falkirk, Barbara Rae studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where she won a scholarship to travel in France and Spain. A highly acclaimed painter, her style is abstract, with free application of strong colours and a range of materials.

She studied under Sir William Gillies and was greatly inspired by his work. She derives inspiration from her journeys far and wide, from the Highlands of Scotland to exotic South African coasts.

Exhibitions & Collections:
Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the UK including the Royal Academy Summer Show, London; Art First, London and The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

Her work can be found in public and private collections around the world.

Barbara Rae was elected a Royal Academician in 1996, is a
Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists, a
Member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters and a Full Member of the Royal Scottish Academy. Barbara was awarded a CBE in 1999 and a Doctorate from Napier University, Edinburgh in the same year.



Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 12

June Carey


Pastel 98x78cm

June Carey studied at Glasgow School of Art. She became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and thus began a lifelong love affair with printmaking. Discovering etching brought about a turning-point in her work and career.

Her work is inspired by her travels through South East Asia and India: “I did not quite expect my senses to be so overwhelmed by the intensity of the rich colour, decoration, opulence and spiritual presence… of this very diverse country, with its incredible mix of different cultures, customs and religions.” June Carey.

Exhibitions & Collections:
10 solo and over 50 prestigious group exhibitions, including Royal Academy of Art, London; McLellan Galleries, Glasgow; Franco Scottish Exhibition, Montpellier; Barbican Centre, London. Her work features in the collections of the Scottish Arts Council, BBC Television, Peter Gabriel, Arts in Fife and Lady Thyne. Professional Member of SSA and AAS.
2008 Artist in Residence at Engramme, Quebec City – G.P.S. and Glasgow City Council. Anne Redpath Award, Scottish Arts Club Award, The Hope Scott Trust Award, European City of Culture, ‘Woman 2000’.


Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 12a

David Morrison-Ardintinny, originally uploaded by Artlink Central.

David Morrison


Ink & Gouache 18cm x 13cm

Background and influences
David Morrison is an established West coast painter from Ardentinny, Argyll. He was born in Falkirk in 1958 and moved to Argyll in the 70s were he worked with boats in a family business for seven years. He then attended Langside College, Glasgow, for a year before gaining a place at Duncan of Jordanstone college of art, Dundee, graduating in 1989 with BA(hons) in fine art.

David paints mostly landscape, seascape and maritime subjects in figurative and semi abstract form using the mediums of oil, pastel and ink and gouache. Argyll and the Clyde are his main inspirations for his work and occasionally Fife and the fishing villages. His works explore the effects of light and tone using brush and palette knife with contrasts and harmonies of colour and surface. His works are fresh and not overworked. He traces his love of paint back to his studies of Hornel who was renowned for using his impasto technique.

David frequently exhibits in group and solo shows throughout Scotland.

Most notably in the Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow which has shown his work in seasonal shows since 1993 and recently in the group show “5 Five” in September.

Limited edition prints of his work are published by the Di Rollo Gallery

His work has appeared in the magazines, Uptown, Coast, Homes and Interiors Scotland, Home Plus, Scotland Gallery Guide.



Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 13

Jack Knox RSA RSW

“Two Herons”

Oil 7x10 “

Jack Knox studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Andre Lhote Atelier in Paris. He was Lecturer in Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Head of Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art. He lives and paints in Broughty Ferry.

“He entered the studios like a tornado and left you swirling. It is this boundless energy and great faith in humanity that lies at the heart of all Jack’s work.” – Rosemary Beaton.

Exhibitions & Collections:
His work is held in public collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. He has exhibited at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh; Serpentine Gallery, London; Buckingham Gallery, London; Civic Arts Centre, Aberdeen; Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; Compass and Cyril Gerber Fine Art Galleries, Glasgow

Awards include RSA - Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize. He received an Honorary Degree from Glasgow University and the R.I.A.S. He illustrated The Scottish Bestiary by George Mackay Brown and La Pontiniere by David and Hilary Brown.


Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 14 

Lucy Poett

‘Barbour family in Atlas Mountains’

Bronze 52x22x52cm

Lucy Poett was introduced to working with clay under the tuition of Cubit Bevis at The Heatherley School of Art in London. She later studied sculpture under the late Scott Sutherland RSA at the Dundee College of Art. She then worked in London from a studio in Chelsea doing Portrait Heads in Bronze. She is an Associate of The Royal Society of British Sculptors and a member of the Society of Women Artists, and of Visual Art Scotland.

Her work has been exhibited many times at the Royal Scottish Academy. Her life-size bronze memorial of Sandy Irvine Robertson stands outside the Malmaison Hotel on The Shore in Leith.

Following a period of realizing works in bronze, she developed her talent in drawing animals in pencil. Her media repertoire includes oil paintings and portraits as well as sculptures.

Exhibitions & Collections:
She has exhibited at several London Galleries and in Scotland, New York and Australia. Oil portraits have been regularly exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibitions in London.