What is Costume Jewellery?

Most of us are not in the position to pop out and by a new gold necklace for a night out, so costume jewellery can be a great alternative: it looks great, there’s an endless range – and it doesn’t cost the earth! What is Costume Jewellery? Costume jewellery is typically jewellery which looks great to go out in, but …

The Bute Gallery Top Seven Crimble Types

Is it safe to get the tinsel out yet?  At the Bute Gallery, we’ve been planning a fantastic festive season with some beautiful pieces to suit all budgets and tastes.  We’ve had a quite a few people in our Gallery looking for Christmas gifts for people who are ‘difficult people to buy for’, so we thought we’d help out with …

John Paul Reine

Raine entered Gray’s School of Art as a mature student and when he left took on a number of different jobs, including teaching posts at Aberdeen College and Gray’s, whilst continuing to make work and exhibit throughout Scotland. Raine’s work is characterised by its realist depiction of the still life, usually involving flowers or his signature teapots. You can find …

Hanging your Art Like a Pro…

We all have pictures of some kind on our walls, but do we know how to hang them properly?  Some of us may just jam a nail in the wall, cock our heads, straighten the picture and say ‘job done’.  But when it comes to pieces we really care about, we want them to look just right.  You might want …

A Family Affair! Emma S and James S Davis, Father and Daughter Exhibition

Emma S Davis and her father James S Davis are looking forward to their forthcoming exhibition at The Bute Gallery. This will be the first time they have had an exhibition with just the two of them. This year marks Emma’s 20th year since graduating from Glasgow School of Art so it is a lovely way to celebrate this with …

Wildlife Quiz :

…What Bird is resident in Rothesay for only one month this year?  Stanley Bird – or at least his amazing exhibition of animals here at the Bute Gallery! The artist’s creatures ‘pop’ out of their unusual backgrounds with such attention that they demand a closer look. Whilst Stanley’s dogs have been incredibly popular for their whimsical portraits, other pieces – …

Paint me like one of your French Poodles….

What would YOUR doggie look like in a bow tie?  Or a fetching neck scarf? Artist Stanley Bird takes on commissions of people’s beloved pets and creates the scene around the animal to suit his or her character.  Find out more by popping in to the Gallery and chatting to Joe.

Something Special this way comes…

Jewellery Bute Gallery

Here at The Bute Gallery, beauty is our passion, and this can be seen by the collection of jewellery pieces we have in stock.  Something for every occasion and budget, we have a wide range of rings, bracelets, watches and necklaces – something to suit everyone. If you are looking to buy something a little bit special, come and speak …

Emma S Davis – Prints Now Available!

For those who missed out on purchasing their favourite Emma Davis’ original artworks, we now have prints available.  Due to popular demand, her pieces of popular places on the island are now in the gallery as cards and full sized prints. Our favourite is her latest to be sold, Ettrick Bay, but you will no doubt have your own!

Artist Spotlight: Stanley Bird

Invitation Stanley Bird

Stanley Bird Stanley Bird is a Scottish artist formerly based in Glasgow and now living and working in Edinburgh. After pursuing a successful career in the law, Stanley returned to painting full time in 2010 and has taken his life in a new artistic direction. He works with a bold palette to create exciting images of the natural world – …