Local Artists

Our selection from the artists living, working or regularly exhibiting in Kirkcudbright.

Hazel Campbell

hazel_c1Hazel Campbell has lived and worked in Galloway for most of her adult life, has developed her own vigorous style of painting. She runs painting schools during the summer from her studio on the family farm.
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Urpu Sellar

UrpuBorn in Finland, and now residing near Kirkcudbright, Urpu creates ceramic ‘sculptures’ mainly animals, birds and fishes. Her works are often humerous and a little tongue-in-cheek, and have proved popular, particularly in Kirkcudbright’s White House Gallery.
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Kate Anderson

kate3Kate lives at Tongland, works in many interesting mediums, particulary mosaics, and organises workshops and courses at her home.
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Andrew McKean

andymckean(1)Andy is an artist based in Gatehouse of Fleet, producing original paintings for sale and for public exhibition. Many of his paintings are available as prints. He also undertakes private commissions. His work can be seen in Kirkcudbright during the Art & Craft Trail. 
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Ruthie Redden

ruthieRuthie is based near Kirkcudbright and exhibits in the town. She says that she is “painting tales of folklore & myth, traditions & customs, steeped in the Scottish and the Celtic.”
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George Lawson

geoLawsonSelf taught artist originally from the North East of England, whose job brought him to Kirkcudbright and he subsequently retired here. He has a lifelong love of art with a particular interest in water colour painting. His works are often to be seen in the Harbour Cottage Gallery and in the Tolbooth Art Centre. 
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Trevor Leat

leatLiving in Auchencairn Trevor is one of the foremost creators of willow sculptures in the UK. Using traditional techniques combining beauty with functionality, Trevor has been weaving willow to great effect for over 30 years. He is best known for his giant willow sculptures which are a feature of the Wickerman Festival and other events.
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John Clark

jclark1aPainter & Poet. Although John lives and works in Dumfries, he has a passion for Kirkcudbright, and his work can often be seen at the Harbour Cottage Gallery.
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Morag Macpherson Textiles

Previously a life-long resident of Glasgow, Morag Macpherson Textiles are now based in the picturesque ‘artists town’ of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. WASPS Studios fantastic development on the High Street has been an inspirational place for Morag and her work.

See website for further details:  www.moragmacpherson.com

Heather M Nisbet Art

Heather produces contemporary oil and acrylic paintings, in vibrant colour, from her studio in Kirkcudbright and exhibits in Kirkcudbright and elsewhere in Scotland. Although she is largely self taught, Heather also attended the continuing education classes at Glasgow School of Art. See website: www.heathermnisbet.com

Ochre Gallery & Studio

Ochre is the working studio and gallery landscape artist Richard Brinley. Situated in the historic heart of Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists Town. Ochre Gallery and studio is a welcoming space where you are invited to view Richard’s paintings of Galloway as well as seeing work in progress. Ochre also has the work of other artists and craftspeople on display including textiles, ceramics, wood, photography and a selection of second-hand art book. You can also pop into discuss commissioning a painting of your favourite view.

https://www.facebook.com/ochregallery/   Tel 01557 428088

Kie Stewart

kiePainter and Craftsman. A native of Galloway born in Kirkcowan and now living in Kirkcudbright after many years in London. Also produces crafts featuring prints of his ‘local’ paintings.
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Pauline Saul

p_saul_tPainter. Living and working in The Greengate, High Street, former home of Glasgow Girl Jessie M King. Employing a style which uses a variety of mixed media, giving a different and spontaneous slant to subjects.

Janina Harrower

janinaA graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Janina lives in Springholm working and exhibiting in her studio there. She paints still lifes, landscapes and portraits as well as experimental semi abstracts. She also exhibits in the Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail.
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Jane B. Gibson, RMS

janeGibsonPainter. Born in Smithton, Tasmania, 1954, Jane has lived in Kirkcudbright since 1959 where she now has a studio which is open to the public. Artist in Residence to the Dorothy L Sayers Society, she is highly acclaimed for landscapes, portraits and other works in oil, watercolour and pastel, and for her Fine Art miniatures.
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Pauline Lawton Art

Pauline lawton ArtColour, textiles, distressed patterns and shapes are what excites me and my paintings are contemporary interpretations of the landscape and coastline surrounding my recent move to Kirkcudbright, as well as my journeys in Europe and Morocco. Images and sketchbooks emerge as I search for information/ideas that will remind me of something more than a representational inspiration. I work in acrylics and mixed media, with textured surfaces and strong colours to achieve the effect I seek. See website for more details

Margaret S Milligan

Margaret MilliganI am an oil and pastel painter. I love still life, portraits and life drawing is a passion. I work and teach in the beautiful “Artist’s Town” of Kirkcudbright in Galloway, Scotland.

Like most artists I am attracted to the play of light. I work in Winsor and Newton Artisan, water mix able oils to avoid as many nasty chemicals as possible.

You can see my recent blog updates here http://margaretsmilligan.blogspot.com  or follow me on Facebook

See website: www.margaretsmilligan.co.uk

Angela Lawrence

angelaAn accomplished artist and one time resident of Kirkcudbright Angela now lives in a nearby village and has opened a Studio-Gallery in Castle Douglas. She works in all mediums and has a variety of styles. 
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