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Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 19

James McDonald

“On Hold”



Born in Stirling in 1956, James studied at Edinburgh College of Art completing post-graduate studies in 1979 and awarded the Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship(Paris) in 1978.

Working initially in the field of printmaking, Intaglio technique in particular, since 1989 he has devoted his time primarily to painting in his studios in Bonnybridge & Glasgow. In this time he has exhibited in the UK and throughout the world, in both solo and mixed shows.

Exhibitions & Collections:
Examples of James’ work can be found in many private and public collections worldwide, including: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Kelvingrove Museum, The McMaster Museum Ontario, Glasgow’s Hunterian Gallery, The Commonwealth Institute, IBM, Motorola, Scottish Television, BBC, all the major Scottish Banks, and the Port Charlotte Hotel, Islay.



Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 20

Claudia Massie

Wallace Monument

 Oil on Gesso Board

Born in Perth in 1978, Claudia graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA(hons) Drawing and Painting in 2000 which included an Erasmus scholarship to the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
In 2009 she was shortlisted for the Jolomo landscape Painting Award.

Recent Exhibitions (group, unless otherwise stated):
The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff: One Year On: Jolomo Finalists Exhibition
The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder: Spring Exhibition (Featured artist)
Art Amatoria at Duns Castle: Border Artists
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol: Frames Gallery
Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh: New Landscapes (solo show)
Frames Gallery, Perth: Christmas Show
Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxford: Scottish Art
Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh: Highland/Lowland (with Camilla Watson)
Lloyds TSB, Edinburgh: Jolomo Awards Shortlisted Artists Exhibition
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol: Frames Gallery
Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem: Spring Exhibition
The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder: Spring Exhibition


Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 21

Alfons Bytautas RSA



approx 18 x 25.5cm

Background & Influences:
Alfons Bytautas was born in Selkirk in 1955. Later, whilst studying painting at Edinburgh College of Art, he was introduced to the technique of etching, marking the start of a life-long involvement with printmaking. In 1983 he studied in Paris at the celebrated printmaking studio, Atelier 17 – the studio of S.W. Hayter.

His work was previously more figurative and inspired by landscape but his most recent works explore the nature of reality through abstraction. Although he is keen to exploit recent developments in printing techniques, his work acknowledges a debt to the great traditions of European printmaking.
Alfons was a Master Printer & Senior Etching Technician at Edinburgh Printmakers until 2009, a post he held for 30 years. An exhibition of his new work, “Lost Time” was held at Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery in the summer of this year, marking an end to his time spent there.
He is currently employed as member of staff in the Fine Art Printmaking studio at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Exhibitions & Collections:
Alfons has exhibited widely and his work is held in many private and public collections including H M the Queen.

Membership of Professional Bodies:
He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1994, becoming an Academician in 2006.


Art off the Rock 2010 - Lot 22

Hazel M. Campbell

“ Linen”

Oil on Canvas 90x60cm

After attending a Full time H.N.C. Fine Art course and a City and Guilds ceramic course at Angus College, Arbroath, Hazel was able to build up a portfolio of work and was subsequently accepted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art as a mature student. In June 2007 she graduated BA (Hons) Fine Art fulfilling a lifetime ambition. Since graduating she has set up her own studio and continues painting.

Her work has been exhibited in Dundee, Fife, Aberdeen and Edinburgh galleries.


Art off The Rock 2010 - Lot 22a

Janet M. Melrose

The Riverbank

Acrylic 120x76cm

Background and Influences
Janet studied at Edinburgh College of Art under John Busby ARSA, RSW and William Baillie PPRSA, graduating in 1987 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. After receiving the Andrew Grant Bursary in the same year, she continued her studies at the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art in Florence. Janet also received the Warsteiner Award at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988. She was shortlisted for the J.D. Ferguson Award in 2005, received the Angus College open exhibition Purchase Prize in 2006 and shortlisted for the John Moores 24 in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Janet was also a finalist for the Aspect prize in 2009.
Janet works from her studio in Perthshire where she uses the influences of the natural world and our impact on it. Janet has recently developed ideas based on the walled garden at home as an enclosed space in which incidents take place; walking around the garden making drawings of plants growing out of stone walls, watching bees disappear into flowers and wrens flying between banking and the river. All these influences combine to produce paintings which are understated and at times have a sense of humour.

Exhibitions and publications
Janet’s has exhibited in numerous solo and mixed shows throughout Scotland, London and New York. Her work is in many collections including; Flemings Bank, The Bonham Hotel, The Lints Partnership SSC, Gardiner & Theobald, Royal Air Force, The Fringe Society, Holmes Place Plc and also in many individual private collections.. Harlequin Press featured her work in John Busby’s publication “Drawing Birds” and “Eight by Eight”. Janet’s paintings were also featured on STV “Home Show” in September 1998. Janet exhibits regularly in galleries along with undertaking commissions for private collectors.