Archive of sold paintings
HeadwayThe Aberdeen trawler "Headway" was owned by the Nigg Fishing Co., and was built of wood by Forbes of Sandhaven in 1957. She is pictured approaching Lerwick harbour in a gale, with the cliffs of the south end of Bressay in the background.
The painting is 24 x 18 inches, is in oils on hardboard, and was purchased by a visitor to the studio
HalcyonThe seine-netter "Halcyon" was bought from Caithness around 1960 by a Yell partnership headed by Ronnie Aitken of Camb. She is pictured off Muckle Flugga, the second most northerly point in the British Isles, the most northerly being the Out Stack, a few hundred yards away.
This painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, and painted in oils on hardboard. It was bought from the exhibition in the Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland in 2008
Gloup HolmGloup Holm lies off the northernmost headland of the island of Yell, Shetland. It is viewed from the Westing of Unst.
This picture is in oils on hardboard, and 24 x 18 inches in size
Danish Full RiggersDenmark's two full-rigged sail training vessels at sea in fair weather. The black-hulled "Georg Stage", which at one time was the world's smallest full-rigger (maybe still is!), and the "Danmark" were both in Lerwick for the 1999 Tall Ships race.
The owner of the painting, which was bought from the studio in Lerwick, lives in North Tyneside
From Braewick BeachBraewick Beach is near Hillswick, in the north mainland of Shetland. It looks out over St. Magnus Bay, with the unusual stack formation known as the Drongs visible to the south.
The painting is 24 x 18 inches, is painted in oils on hardboard, and was bought by a visitor to the studio
Buckie DriftersThe dual-purpose boats "Fragrant Rose" from Buckie, and "Victory" from Findochty, rigged for drift-net fishing, enter Lerwick harbour on a summer's morning during the herring season, with the island of Bressay in the background.
The painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, is in oils on hardboard, and was bought by a visitor to the studio in late 2009
ReflectionsThe more I view this painting, the more I think it's one of my very best. The effects of light, smoke and boat reflections are still pleasing to my eye. It depicts an old Moray Firth trio of sailboats converted to diesel. They are the "Fountain", "Humility" and "Countess", and behind them some of the rest of the herring fleet can be seen, many of them steam drifters. The painting is 24 x 24 inches, painted in oils on hardboard, bought by a visitor to my studio late in 2009
Gamrie DriftersThe Gamrie drifters "Golden West" and "Forethought" join the early evening exodus of the herring fleet from Lerwick harbour, and pass the Bressay Lighthouse, as they begin their nightly mission to find the shoals.
The painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, was painted in oils on hardboard, and was purchased from an exhibition in Duff House, Banff, in the summer of 2009
HMS GlasgowAuctioned, at Chatsworth for the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby by Charles Hanson, of BBC Bargain Hunt this is the Type 42 destroyer HMS Glasgow in heavy weather like the South Atlantic where she was hit by an Argentinian 1,000lb bomb in the Falklands campaign which entered the superstructure, exiting her side. Damage repaired at sea, her participation in hostilities continued. Built at Swan Hunter's Tyneside yard mid-1970s, decommissioned 2005
24 x 18 inches oils on hardboard
Jens Krogh and DuetTwo of the smaller regular participants in the European Tall Ships Races, the "Jens Krogh" and "Duet" are pictured racing side by side in fesh weather conditions. The "Jens Krogh" is a ketch-rigged former Danish fishing vessel, and the yawl "Duet" was formerly the private yacht of the Courtauld industrialist family.
The picture, which measures 20 x 18 inches, is in oils on hardboard. It was bought by a visitor to the exhibition in the Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland, in 2008
Heatherbelle80ft steel trawler "Heatherbelle" built 1989 by Miller of St. Monans, Fife. Originally named "Conquest" registered in Buckie, she was sold to Eyemouth owners and renamed "Heatherbelle IV", before beginning her Shetland career in Cullivoe, Yell as "Heatherbelle". Subsequently sold to Whalsay owners, before joining many other superb fishing vessels in the mass (and criminal, in my view) decommissioning scheme of the early 2000s. 24 x 18 inches oils on hardboard. Bought 2009 by a visitor
FordyceI found the picturesque village of Fordyce while on a trip down to hang an exhibition in Duff House at Banff in the summer of 2009. The village, which boasts its own centuries-old castle (which contains self-catering accommodation for visitors to the region!), lies south of Cullen, and the view depicted is from School Road on a warm summer's evening - it evokes happy memories for me.
The painting was bought from the studio here in Lerwick. The owner lives in Shetland
FertilityThe Peterhead seiner/drifter "Fertility is pictured, rigged for the herring fishing, with her mizzen sail set, as she ploughs through choppy seas on her way to land a shot of the silver darlings. She was built in the mid-1950s and was owned by a partnership headed by James G Hay.
The painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, and is in oils on hardboard. It was bought from the exhibition at the Creel Inn, Catterline, in early 2008
FalconThe Fraserburgh pair trawler "Falcon" is pictured in heavy seas, as she searches for the white-fish shoals. The 85ft vessel was built in 1989, at Miller's yard at St. Monans, as the "Internos II".
This painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, and was painted in oils on hardboard. It was bought by a visitor to the studio