Matylda Konecka

Matylda Konecka is an artist from Wrocław (Poland), born into an established and respected family of artists. She graduated from Landscape Architecture at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Moving to the UK in 2010 she set up her art studio in a 19th century Victorian vicarage,and soon became one of Scotland’s best selling illustrators. In 2016 she was …

The Joy of Jewellery

We are sentimental beings – there’s nothing quite like a little trip down Nostalgia Lane to remind ourselves of how far we’ve come, or how much our lives have changed! Jewellery is not just a symbol of affection, it can represent a new beginning, or a fond ending that we want to keep hold of. Remembering makes us who we …

Robin Fox Sculptures at The Bute Gallery

We’ve had a lovely surprise just in time for Christmas!  These beautiful little birds are coming to the gallery, as they – and their friends – say goodbye to their aptly named creator, Robin Fox, to be rehomed with responsible animal lovers. (we’re just that kind of gallery:) Robin is a self-taught sculptor, who works in mixed media, with each …

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 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 our …

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.