View from a Gallery

When life imitates art… Since coming to the Isle of Bute, I have never lost the initial joy I felt of waking up and hearing the boats, seagulls (not so much, I confess:) and other sounds of island of life which fill the morning air. Whilst others are caught up in mad intercity traffic rushes, I amble down my quiet …

Dionne Sievewright

The Bute Gallery Art Exhibition May 2019 May 4 will be a special day for us at the bute gallery, with the arrival of a collection of paintings on our beloved Isle of Bute, by artist Dionne Sievewright. Dionne is a Scottish Artist, born in 1973 in Perth, Scotland. Professionally qualified with a degree in illustration and printmaking at Duncan …

The True Cost of Original Art

What are We Paying for when Buying Art? Here at the Bute Gallery, people often ask why an original painting or sculpture is the price it is.  In today’s world of mass-production and replicated ideas, we are used to being able to swap out our ideals of unique and creative for something that ‘will do’.  Sometimes we may simply want …

What Does Your Jewellery Say About You?

Do you like a small understated sparkle of silver around your neck? Or do you blind your friends with bling and dazzle them with diamanté? What kind of jewellery you wear says a lot about you, and can give some interesting insights to your personality, and how you wish to present yourself to others… Bright Colourful Jewellery Wearing large, brightly …

Art for Art’s Sake

How many times have you heard someone say ‘Well I know nothing about art; I just know what I like’. It comes almost as an apology – as though somehow, we should understand and appreciate an art piece for what it is considered to be. We laugh at comedy sketches where people stand in front of blank canvases, talking about …

What is a Promise Ring?

Perhaps you’ve been together for a while now, but don’t know whether to take it to the next level…engagement can seem like a scary prospect as it confirms that marriage is on the cards.  Whether this frightens or delights you, there is another stage which you may wish to consider; that of the promise ring. What is a Promise Ring? …

Sweet Sentiments – Message Bracelet

A few kind words can mean the world at a difficult time. Whether ahead of a fresh start, an interview or breakup, the SoulAnalyse bracelets now available at the Bute Gallery are an ideal way of saying ‘I care’. “The SoulAnalyse bracelet is the perfect way to give your personal message as a gift that they can see just by …

Susan Grasekamp

Susan is a self taught artist who specialises in oils and digital artworks.  She lives on the Isle of Bute on the West Coast of Scotland and much of her work is reflective of her surroundings.‘There’s something magical about the sea – especially at night.  I try to capture that with naive imagery and an ethereal theme’  Susan exhibits across Scotland and …

Andy Peutherer

Andy grew up in the West Coast of Scotland and finds inspiration from both urban and rural influences on his daily life. Having had a lifelong interest in painting, Andy is a full-time artist and began exhibiting and selling his artwork in 2002. “We always place our own thoughts, feeling and experiences on the things that we view and in …

Robin Fox

Robin is a full time, self-taught sculptor. He works in mixed media, each sculpture being unique and hand built with no casting involved. He predominantly uses a metal modified epoxy clay with a diverse variety of materials including: metal fillers, dyed silver and gold leaf and native hardwoods. Much of Robin’s inspiration is attributed to a connection and respect with …