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 …

Joseph Thomas

Joseph is a photographer from Manchester England, but currently lives in The Isle of Bute on the West Coast of Scotland.  He has always had an interest in art and design, but developed a love for photography and went on to study the medium at Blackpool Fylde College where he attained a BA (Hons). His work has featured twice in the …

Basia Roszak

Basia Roszak left her roots in Poland and emigrated to Canada, then moved to UK. She has been residing in Glasgow, Scotland, since 1998. She attempts to bring this multicultural experience to life in her work. Basia is a full-time artist, working in both traditional media (oils, watercolors/ink) and new media (computer animation, computer graphic design). Academically, she has HND …

Margaret Evans

Having studied at Glasgow School of Art, Margaret is a member of Pastel Artists of Canada, Art du Pastel en France & Pastel Society of Spain and a member of steering committee for Landscape Artists International – LAI incorporating International Plein-Air Painters. ‘Through teaching & travelling worldwide, I have learnt to use bolder tone & colour in my work, inspired by great artists I have met …

Ann Armstrong

Ann Armstrong studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1970 – 74. Her work is inspired by travel and the subjects of her watercolour, oil paintings, pastels or drawings could be the grey subdued light of a Parisian street in winter, or the blinding midday sun on the Nile or a cloudy Scottish hillside, seeking the vibrant or subtle colours …