Artworks for auction
Lot 1 - Claire Harkness
Caribbean Leaves and Bananaquits
Watercolour F: 72x46 UF: 50x23
Claire grew up in Ayr and is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. She was elected a member of the RSW in 2005 and has won numerous awards for her work. She exhibits both nationally and internationally and has work in Public Collections including The Walter Scott Art Collection and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Over the past 2 decades, wildlife and the natural world have been a fundamental part of Claire’s work and she regularly travels to remote locations to find inspiration for her watercolours.
Lot 2 - Graham Stewart
Whiskey Tumbler Cup
Solid Silver Britannia grade gilded interior
Graham Stewart, designer and second generation silver and goldsmith, runs a workshop in Dunblane with the help of his skilled and dedicated team. After graduating from Gray’s School of Art in 1978, he has been perfecting his craft; designing with strong, clean lines, often making references to the natural world.
Fine hand-engraving features strongly. There are echoes of early Scottish silver in his work and he is always striving to bring something fresh to the tradition. Graham enjoys designing for different scales from finely inlaid jewellery to large pieces of commemorative silver. His work is widely collected and held in royal and private collections, including HM the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Princess Royal, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Scottish Parliament, The British Embassy Washington DC, Bute House Edinburgh, the University of Stirling, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London and many others.
Graham Stewart has generously donated to every Art off the Rock since the inaugural event in 1998.
Oil on Board F: 36x95 UF: 30x90
Cate Inglis SSA
Cate Inglis is a Scottish contemporary landscape painter whose work focusses on the transient nature of the built environment. Often depicting derelict and industrial subjects, her detailed paintings explore the cumulative layers of human habitation, use and disuse.
Recently awarded Professional Membership of the Society of Scottish Artists, since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art she has been the winner of numerous awards:
RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction (2013) , SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize (2014), PAI Art Hire Framing Prize (2015), Glasgow Art Club Leiper Fine Art Prize (2015).
She is also an Elected Artist Member of the Paisley Art Institute and the Glasgow Art Club. Exhibiting regularly UK wide, she currently lives and works in the West End of Glasgow surrounded by post-industrial inspiration.
The Love Letter
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.
June has generously supported every Art off the Rock since 1998.
Lys Hansen is one of Scotland's most colourful painters, both in her work and in her life. Her work - vivid and bursting with colour - is strongly expressive of the powerful and serious ideas it conveys. Highly prolific, Hansen is an influential and gifted artist with the ability to teach and inspire others and continues to exhibit extensively. She trained as a painter at Edinburgh College of Art and studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh - at the former under Sir William Gillies and Sir Robin Philipson, and at the latter under David Talbot Rice and Giles Robertson. Since 1985 she has worked for regular periods abroad, particularly in Berlin before and after the Wall came down.
Lesley Anne Derks
Towards the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Oil and Enamel
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Ryan Chadwick’s art is all about altering the perception of scale.
He creates fine pencil drawings of giant sea creatures, land animals and insects.
His work primarily focuses on the miniature, in particular looking at ways to reduce immense scale to the ultimately small.
Chrissie Heughan is an artist working predominately with hand cast paper but also works across other art forms such as collage and mixed media, printmaking and sculpture.
Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995, she has pursued her own work and career as a professional artist and freelance tutor. Chrissie taught at Edinburgh College of Art until 2011, lecturing in papermaking, printmaking, mixed media and sketchbook work.
Chrissie is based in a studio in the purpose built Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. She has been a member and studio holder since 1997.
Lesley Anne Derks
Orange Light, Madrid
Oil and Enamel
Lesley Anne Derks graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999. She is now an established artist working from her studio in Larbert.
Her early work was inspired by the Grangemouth Petrochemical complex and this influence led her onto painting predominantly cityscapes.
She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and abroad with her work appearing in leading magazines and newspaper articles.
As well as painting, Lesley Anne lectures part-time at Forth Valley College and is also an artist practitioner with Artlink Central.
Oil on Board
Catriona Campbell was born and brought up in Dollar and trained at the Glasgow School of Art 1957-1961. As she says, ‘I was taught by a man who was taught by a man who was taught by Manet!’ in reference to her father, the artist Ian Campbell. She has been awarded the GSA Somerville Shanks Prize for Portraiture, the Society of Scottish Women Artists Founder’s Prize, the Anne Redpath Award and the Morton Fraser Award. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, Visual Arts Scotland, Paisley Art Institute and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London. She is a Professional Member of Visual Arts Scotland and of Paisley Art Institute.
Recent exhibitions, solo and mixed, have been at Colours Gallery, Edinburgh; Gullane Art Gallery;Richard Hagen Ltd, Broadway, Worcestershire; Orchar Fine Art Gallery, Dundee; The Lennox Gallery, London; the Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld; The Fraser Gallery, St. Andrews , Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen and Red Rag Gallery, Bath.
She has work in private and public collections in the UK, Spain, Hong Kong, New Zealand, America and Australia.