The Gallery is occasionally asked to offer special artworks which become available for sale on behalf of the owners.
We are delighted to have 2 sketches by artist of note Archie Forrest as part of our 'North East Ensemble' exhibition.
The two sketches of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven were to be the potential basis for a larger painting of the castle commissioned by the owner.
Archie Forrest RGI
Born in Glasgow in 1950, Archie Forrest attended Glasgow School of Art between 1969 and 1973, where he later taught for seven years, giving up his teaching position in 1985 to devote his time to painting.
Forrest works in the Glasgow School/Scottish Colourist tradition with still life, figure and landscape subjects, he is also a sculptor of considerable merit. He has shown with great success both in London and with The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.
Elected a Member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) in 1988 and has been a regular exhibitor there and at the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) since 1975. He has won numerous awards for both his painting and sculpture.
Examples of his work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.