The walls of Lochview are adorned with many beautiful pieces of art, mostly by Scottish and often local artists. Many guests ask us where they can buy similar artwork, so here is a quick guide.
There are actually several art galleries and studios in the immediate area as many artists are predictably drawn to the stunning landscapes of the West Highlands and Islands:
Holroyd Gallery – a renowned and well-established art gallery selling mainly original pieces as well as prints. Regular new artist exhibitions. Located in North Ballachulish, just a 5 minute drive from Lochview.
House of Clan Jamfrie – a gift shop downstairs with gallery upstairs. Located on Fort William high street.
Claire Innes Gallery – a local artist with a small gallery and gift shop. Located on Fort William high street.
Glencoe Studio Gallery – run by local artist Caroline Cooke. Paintings, prints and studio glass. Located at Tigh Phuirt on the A82 near Glencoe Village.
Crafts and Things – a cafe and gift shop. The cafe displays local artists’ works which are generally for sale. Located at Tigh Phuirt on the A82 near Glencoe Village.
Guests also ask us about certain artists whose work we have chosen to hang in the guesthouse. Here are a few of our favourites (just click on their names (in bold) to be taken to their websites):
Grace McDonald Cameron lives in Dundee and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. In 2000 she qualified with a BA Hons in Fine Art Printmaking.
“Inspired by the colours, textures, patterns and a pure love of Scotland and it’s natural beauty, I have recently began to develop my style and interest for painting land and seascapes. Working mostly in acrylics, I have focused mainly on the west coast and recently other areas such as Glencoe and Skye.”
Grace’s artwork is available at the Holroyd Gallery (originals) and House of Clan Jamfrie (framed prints).
Creator of beautiful 3D animal artwork. Stags, highland cows, foxes, wolves and dogs all available. Bespoke designs also handmade to order, choose your animal and your pattern!
Laura is not a local artist but is in fact Rebecca’s very talented twin sister. She originally made two pieces as a house-warming present for Richard and Rebecca when they moved to Lochview, but they proved so popular with guests that she decided to start a business (alongside being a full time mum)! Her artwork is available to buy at Lochview (limited stock available) but can also be ordered direct through her Etsy shop.
Based in Perthshire, Ron Lawson is widely regarded as Scotland’s most original and distinctive contemporary landscape painter. His unique and instantly recognisable style has met with an extraordinary response throughout the UK and abroad, where his works of the Scottish Islands and the Highlands are enthusiastically collected.
With a passion for dramatic and sparsely populated locations, Ron has spent many years exploring and capturing the wild remoteness and majesty of the Outer Hebrides and Scottish Highlands.
Ron’s artwork is often on display and available to buy as framed prints at House of Clan Jamfrie.
Originally from Stirling, Allison currently works and resides in Edinburgh, frequently travelling to Tiree and East Lothian to sketch and gather reference material. Sand and sea surrounded by vast, shifting skies are Allison’s main inspiration. Working in both oil and acrylic on canvas, Allison has a variety of methods in her process, from quick, thick brushstrokes that are suddenly transformed into a fast tide crashing upon the shore to delicate thin applications of paint that mimic the wisps of cloud scattered across the reddening sky at dawn.