Old Friends

Jim makes last minute inspection

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Hugh Bryden

Hugh Bryden self portrait - Lino Cut
Hugh Bryden
Self Portrait Lino Cut

I have always enjoyed making still life paintings and over the years have done it for my own pleasure and for family presents.

I am very interested in Spanish 17th Century still life painting particularly the work of father and son Francisco and Juan de Zurbaran

At the beginning of lockdown I gathered together a number of  favourite objects, jugs belonging to my mother, my grandfather’s whisky glass, a pottery inkwell I unearthed as a child…. I began gathering seasonal blooms from the garden added fruit and began a daily routine of painting.

 I have continued the routine and as well as amassing a fair body of work have kept myself sane.

Damsons acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Damsons
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Lemons acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Lemons
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Pelargonium and peaches acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Pelargonium and peaches
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Garlic Pot acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Garlic Pot
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Carnations acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Carnations
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Pastel Piece acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Pastel Piece
acrylic on panel
40 x 36 cm Framed
Pears acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Pears
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Quinces acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Quinces
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Tangerine basket acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Tangerine basket
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Plums acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Plums
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
White Roses acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
White Roses
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Hydrangea acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Hydrangea
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Peaches and chili acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Peaches and chili
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed
Pink garlic acrylic on panel 20cm x 20cm
Pink garlic
acrylic on panel
20cm x 20cm unframed

Jim Macaulay

Jim Macaulay in Studio
Jim Macaulay in Studio

These days I paint mainly landscape and seascape using recurrent themes of weather and light.I am attracted to ideas which involve brooding skies over land and sea. I use the contrast of turbulent and placid water and often focus on effects of diffuse sunlight.For many years I had a career in art education.Now I am a full-time practitioner, privileged to be able to express my skills and ideas for myself.

I have exhibited widely, both at home and abroad, and I am proud to be associated on this occasion with two old and very talented friends.

Portpatrick Oil on Canvas 61cm x 56cm
Portpatrick
Oil on Canvas
61cm x 56cm

Lighthouse Oil on Canvas 60cm x 40cm
Lighthouse
Oil on Canvas
50cm x 40cm
Night Sail Oli on Canvas 50cm x 40cm
Night Sail
Oli on Canvas
45cm x 40cm
Callanish Stones Oil on Canvas
Callanish Stones
Oil on Canvas
50cm x 40cm
Easdale Village Oil on Canvas 45cm x 40cm
Easdale Village
Oil on Canvas
45cm x 40cm
Washday Cellardyke Oil on Canvas 50cm x 40cm
Washday Cellardyke
Oil on Canvas
50cm x 40cm
Silted Harbour Oil on Canvas 60cm x 45cm
Silted Harbour
Oil on Canvas
60cm x 45cm
Flooded Quarry Oil on Canvas 60cm x 50cm
Flooded Quarry Oil on Canvas 60cm x 50cm
Leaving Staffa Oil on Canvas cm x 50cm
Leaving Staffa Oil on Canvas cm x 50cm
Kippford Dramatic Sky Oil on Canvas 61 x 56
Kippford Dramatic Sky Oil on Canvas 61 x 56
Arisaig Regatta Oil on Canvas 40cm x 40cm
Arisaig Regatta Oil on Canvas 40cm x 40cm
Winter beach Oil on Canvas 30cm x 20cm
Winter beach Oil on Canvas 30cm x 20cm
White Light Harris Oil on Canvas 24cm x 18cm
White Light Harris Oil on Board 24cm x 18cm
Late Evening Easdale Oil on Canvas 56cm x 51cm
Late Evening Easdale Oil on Canvas 56cm x 51cm
Sunrise Gigha Oil on Canvas 30cm x 40cm
Sunrise Gigha Oil on Canvas 30cm x 40cm
Evening River Nith Oil on Canvas 60cm x 45cm
Evening River Nith Oil on Canvas 60cm x 45cm
Windblasted Cypresses Oil on Canvas 60cm x 60cm
Windblasted Cypresses Oil on Canvas 60cm x 60cm
Bright Light Oil on Canvas 46cm x 36cm
Bright Light Oil on Canvas 46cm x 36cm
Dalbeg Lewis Oil on Canvas 60cm x 50cm
Dalbeg Lewis Oil on Canvas 60cm x 50cm

Tom Lindsay

Tom Lindsay visiting Ottersburn Gallery
Tom Lindsay visiting
Ottersburn Gallery

My work is mainly based on the natural environment and I always work outdoors with some alla prima in the studio. I take my initial outdoor paintings back to the studio, where I study them to discover what I have. This usually involves some form of ‘reductionism’ or simplification. I then return to the original location and work further into them. I may do this many times until the work comes alive and satisfies me.

My aim is to produce work that excites me, and to that end, I constantly push new constructs based on drawing with passion and bravery. Materials inspire me, together with no preconceived ideas, and an open mind and heart.

Crichton study 5 13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton study No.5
Watercolour
13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study 4 13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study No. 4
Watercolour
13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study 3 13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study No. 3
Watercolour
13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study 2 13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study No. 2
Watercolour
13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study 1 13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study No. 1
Watercolour
13cm x 8cm unframed
Crichton Study 7 16cm x 11cm unframed
Crichton Study No. 7
Watercolour
16cm x 11cm unframed
Crichton Study 6 16cm x 11cm unframed
Crichton Study No. 6
Watercolour
11cm x 16cm unframed
triptych1 60 x 40cm 3D Mixed media
triptych No. 1 60 x 40cm
3D / Mixed media
Triptych 2 60cm x 40cm triptych1 60 x 40cm 3D Mixed media
Triptych No. 2 60cm x 40cm
3D / Mixed media
Triptych 3 60cm x 40cm 3D Mixed Media
Triptych No. 3 60cm x 40cm
3D / Mixed Media