Our work expresses the emotional aspect of the wild and rugged Scottish
along with the ever changing weather and dramatic lighting that is
only in the West
side of Scotland.
We are proud to say that we are indebted to the Scottish Colourists and Joan Eardley.
Don prefers to work outside, and, by setting himself a time limit, he seeks to bring
an emotional charge and expression of being Scottish through physical gesture.
Don graduated in Drawing and Painting from Glasgow School of Art in 1965 and then taught
for 30 years, 24 as a Principal Teacher of Art and Design in
Gourock High. In 1982 he was
sent to Japan to set-up art courses, and in
1992 was one of only three Scottish artists to be
invited to take part in a week long Arts Festival in Germany.
End of last year one of his 'Synchronicity' series received commendationin a worldwide art
competition run by the art and Culture magazine, 'Aesthetica'. It was his 'Synchronicity No. 11'
Jean prefers to experience the landscape while walking,
(although she quite likes the
challenge of working outside as well) and works
later in her studio using images and
impressions of what she has seen.
Jean, on the other hand, tossed a coin to decide whether to accept her admission to
Glasgow School of Art or to go to P.E. college. In light of her present love for
she now feels that, perhaps, she did not make the best choice when she
decided to go
to P.E. college where she studied creative dance and then went on
to teach in secondary
schools until her children were born. However her
interest in painting still continued and
she was helped by a colleague of Don's,
Jim Davis, and then, eventually, with Don
himself, when they came together in 1995.