Archive of sold paintings

Old "Earl of Zetland"
Old "Earl of Zetland"

The first ship to bear the name "Earl of Zetland" on her regular north isles of Shetland run, passing the Wether Holm off Whalsay

Excelsior
Excelsior

The 85ft. Fraserburgh wooden white-fish trawler "Excelsior" was built by Forbes of Sandhaven in 1974 as the "Sunrise", changing her name and ownership when a new steel-built "Sunrise" was delivered from Campbeltown shipyard in the mid-eighties. This painting is 18 x 24 inches in size, and was painted in oils on hardboard. It was bought from an exhibition in Shetland Museum & Archives in early 2009

Elegant
Elegant

The Macduff seiner "Elegant" heads south-east, in choppy seas, in search of the whitefish shoals, leaving Lerwick and the cliffs of Bressay astern. The painting is in oils on hardboard, and is 24 x 18 inches in size. It was bought online by a client in Guildford, Surrey.

Earl of Zetland
Earl of Zetland

The second "Earl of Zetland" for the North of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., built 1938 replacing a steamship of the same name. She was a horrible "roller" in rough sea conditions! She plied between Lerwick and the Shetland north isles, delivering people, mail, livestock, vehicles and general cargo. The ro-ro ferry system between the islands made her redundant. Moored now on the Tyne at South Shields, she serves the public as a floating bar/restaurant.

Crimond
Crimond

The Buckie MFV "Crimond", rigged for the herring fishery, rolls through Yell Sound on a dirty morning, after a night's drift-netting. The Ramna Stacks can be seen a couple of miles away on her starboard beam. The painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, is in oils on hardboard, and the owner lives in Bucksburn, Aberdeen

Courlis
Courlis

A pair of Aberdeen steam trawlers in heavy North Sea weather. The "Courlis" (A51) was built in 1919 at Aberdeen, and was owned by the Wilronwood Fishing Co. Ltd., while the "Strathlossie" (A952), built in 1910, also at Aberdeen, was owned by the Faithlie Fishing Co. Ltd. This painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, and is in oils on hardboard. It was bought by a visitor to the studio

Busta House, Brae
Busta House, Brae

The beautiful and imposing Busta House, near the head of Busta Voe, Brae, Shetland, has had a fascinating, and sometimes tragic history, and is now a hotel. The painting is 24 x 18 inches, and is in oils on hardboard. It was bought by a visitor to the studio

Clovella
Clovella

The Aberdeen trawler "Clovella" approaches Lerwick harbour, with the cliffs of the Ord head of Bressay in the background. The "Clovella" was built in 1957 at Aberdeen, and was owned by the Clova Fishing Co. Ltd. This painting is 24 x 18 inches in size, is in oils on hardboard, and was bought from the Catterline exhibition of early 2008

Burwood
Burwood

The Aberdeen trawler "Burwood" leaves her home port for the fishing grounds, with Girdleness lighthouse to her starboard. The owner of the painting lives in Aberdeen

Burravoe
Burravoe

Shetland-model boats drawn up above the pier at Burravoe, which is a settlement at the south-east "corner" of Shetland's second-largest island of Yell. The owner of the painting lives in Aberdeen

Breiwick Gale
Breiwick Gale

Breiwick Bay lies just to the south of Lerwick, between the Knab to the East and the Ness of Sound to the west. It is exposed to the south and south-east, and this painting is of a gale from that direction. The island of Bressay can be seen to the left. The painting is 24 x 18 inches, is in oils on hardboard, and the buyer was from Lerwick

Boyndie Bay
Boyndie Bay

As soon as I saw this scene, looking from Scotstown, Banff, on a late June evening in 2009, I knew that I was going to paint it! The headland in the distance is Whitehills, and the water in between is Boyndie Bay. The painting is 36 x 24 inches, and is in oils on hardboard. It was bought online by a client from Godalming, Surrey

Benarkle
Benarkle

Peterhead white-fish trawler "Benarkle" in heavy seas

Aberdeen_Harbour_3
Aberdeen_Harbour_3

A misty day at Aberdeen harbour around 1960. The trawler "Curlew" heads out past the Roundhouse on her way to the open sea and another fishing trip. The "Curlew" was owned by W H Dodds & Co., and was built in 1918 at Port Glasgow. She, and most of the other steam trawlers, were scrapped by the mid 1960s. Oils on hardboard, 36 x 24 inches, sold from exhibition at Catterline, early 2008

Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour

The trawler "Mary Craig" makes her way out past the Roundhouse in Aberdeen harbour to start another fishing trip. She was built in 1959 by Richards Ironworks, Lowestoft, and owned by the River Ness Fishing Co. Ltd., Aberdeen. This painting measures 36 x 24 inches, is in oils on hardboard, and is now owned by the Craig Group, Aberdeen

Easter Morn
Easter Morn

The Gamrie MFV "Easter Morn" heading out past the Knab in Lerwick for a night's herring fishing