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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 a Scottish art gallery 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 Simon Laurie, Davy Brown, John Bellany, George Birrell, Sir William Gillies, Sir Robin Philipson and many more.

Here at Fidra Fine Art we have positioned ourselves exclusively as an art gallery specialising in both modern and traditional fine art from Scottish origin. 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, Sir William Gillies, William Walls and John Campbell Mitchell to name a few. Our list of more contemporary artists consists of John Houston, Simon Laurie, John Bellany, Joseph Urie, George Birrell, Ian Fleming, Suzanne Kirk, 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, simply to ensure that we are here when you arrive.
The Mixed Show starts with an Opening Night on Friday 20th May from 6-8pm and runs through to 19th June. As usual we try to show a mix of traditional, older works by well known Scottish names from the past alongside current mainstream artists as well as emerging artists both local and from further afield.

We will have around 50 new pieces from the likes of George Birrell, Matthew Draper, Simon Laurie, Dominique Cameron, Alice McMurrough, Neil Macdonald, Lesley Banks, Mark Bannerman, Donald Macleod, Joseph Urie as well as older pieces from Robert Colquhoun, Patrick William Adam, James McBey, John Bellany and more if I can find the hanging space.

We will be introducing a few new names and styles to the gallery...

Edinburgh University and ECA graduate in Fine Art, currently living and working in Duns, Claire Beattie has submitted two of her popular, subtly toned tree studies. Beautiful, calming work inspired by the border landscape around home.

Gardner Muirhead also a graduate of ECA but in Textiles, brings something completely different. Inspired by German cinema, typography and a general Cold War aesthetic, Gardner's mixed media and print work is well worth a look and a great addition to the show.

Another ECA graduate, Kate Henderson works in stained glass as well as mixed media painting. The common thread is historic architecture and the handling of light in and on these buildings. The resulting work, although not traditionally representational, is vibrant and vividly expressive.

Ahead of a solo show here at the end of June, we will also be introducing the work of Jock MacInnes RGI. I've been an admirer of Jock's work for a long time now so it's great to have his work in the gallery. Inspired by the work of some of the greats such as Matisse, Braque and Morandi as well as the Modern British, St Ives artists, Ben Nicolson, William Scott and Alfred Wallis, Jock's work is a genuine delight and I'm sure will be perfect for a long hot summer in North Berwick!

Hope to see you at the Preview.

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).