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Scottish Art Gallery Showcasing Scottish Fine Art and Paintings

Covering over 200 years of the best in Scottish fine art, watercolour and oil paintings, drawings and prints, Fidra Fine Art is based in North Berwick, East Lothian and currently displays work from a range of leading Traditional, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Scottish artists. Current artists include Matthew Draper, Simon Laurie, Davy Brown, John Bellany, George Birrell, Neil Macdonald, Alice McMurrough, Lesley Banks, Sir Robin Philipson and many more.

All of our art is sourced from practicing artists, prestigious art dealers and auctions across Scotland and the UK. Each piece is carefully chosen based on its condition, the artist’s reputation within the art world and its provenance.

At Fidra Fine Art, we have access to the best restorers and framers to guarantee that our customers get the painting they deserve. Our main aim is to offer our customers a varied selection of good quality Scottish fine art, many pieces with an East Lothian interest.

Our list of artists includes work by Patrick William Adam, Henry Wright Kerr, George Blackie Sticks, William Miller Frazer, William Walls and John Campbell Mitchell to name a few. Our list of more contemporary artists consists of John Houston, Andy Heald, Joseph Urie, Alan Connell, Jayne Stokes and Peter Howson.

We ensure the gallery is well stocked with a varied collection and are continually reviewing and adding new pieces. Our typical opening hours are from 12:00 to 17:00 every weekend, however we are more than happy to schedule openings during the week by appointment or if you are passing, just drop in.

Current Exhibition

Jock MacInnes RGI
There can’t be many more appropriate artists for a summer solo show in North Berwick than Jock MacInnes.

Jock graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1966 returning there to teach until 1999. During his teaching career he still managed to find time to successfully exhibit his own work, winning numerous prizes and awards including election to the RGI in 1988. By 1999 he had built up such a following that he left teaching to concentrate full time on his own work.

A predominant sense of calm and summer warmth pervades Jock’s work. Regular trips to the Mediterranean and Cornwall, areas he clearly loves, have provided a wealth of subject matter. From the fishing boats and yachts in the harbours of Collioure and St Ives to the pastis, coffee pots and croissants in the cafes of Argeles-sur-Mer, Jock's work is infused with an atmosphere that invokes happy memories of holidays gone by and fuels the anticipation for holidays to come. It's not too difficult to make the jump from the Mediterranean or St Ives to the cafes, bars, beaches and harbour at North, really.

Inspired by European Masters such as Braque, Matisse and Morandi as well as some of the great, Modern British, St Ive’s artists such as Ben Nicholson, William Scott and Alfred Wallis, Jock has created his own instantly identifiable style. The subject matter is often marine based but it is the carefully prepared gessoed boards and canvasses that he manipulates through a series of scraping and mark-making that helps create the unique atmosphere and mood.

This show will feature around 50 new and recent pieces and is sure to delight his collectors as well as those new to his work.

The show opens with a Preview on Friday 24 June from 6-8pm and continues until Sunday 31 July.

Featured Artist

Jock MacInnes RGI
Born 1943, studied Glasgow School of Art 1962-67. After a years travelling scholarship to Europe, Jock returned to a lecturing post at GSA where he remained until 1996. He has won numerous awards including the Colquhoun Memorial Painting Competition 1978 and the Scottish Drawing Competition at PAI in 1988 & 1991. He has had regular solo shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire, London, Truro & Collioure, France. His paintings are recognised by his own developed style of mark-making on prepared gesso boards and canvases. The combined subject matter and technique are reminiscent of the works of his influencers; the early twentieth century European masters (Braque, Matisse & Morandi) and the St. Ives group artists (Ben Nicholson, William Scott & Alfred Wallis).