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Author Archives: Bryan

Horselethill

This is a recently finished painting , completed as a commission . It depicts the Glasgow University Medical department building in Glasgow’s West End , on one of my favourite named streets in the city . ‘Last leaves of Autumn on Horselethill’

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Not quite Narcissus

My amalgamation of the Venus at her mirror and Narcissus myths . My largest ( so far ) mezzotint

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Dennistoun Stairs

This is one of four paintings I’ve recently finished of the same close in Dennistoun in Glasgow’s East End . It’s part of a commission . When I was initially approached to do it I was a little unsure as I know the area fairly well and , well , to be diplomatic , I […]

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Horselethill

This is a watercolour I’ve just finished . While going through my usual desperate attempts to come up with a decent title for it I was delighted to discover that it’s of a street called ‘Horselethill Road ‘ I’ve lived in Glasgow for over 31 years , about 10 of those in the West-End not […]

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Kelvingrove Bowling Green

A watercolour of the splendid Kelvingrove bowling green and tennis courts as seen from the junction of Sauchiehall Street and Kelvinway , with the illustrious Park Circus hovering in the background .

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Glasgow’s Rotunda

The two rotunda buildings lie on the North and South banks of the river Clyde in Glasgow . They were build as the end points of the tunnel under the river , now long since blocked . This one , in the South , is now a swanky office space .

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Rain at Kelvingrove Gates

Sometimes it rains in Glasgow . This is a fairly typical scene at the city’s most well known park .

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‘In Stripes ‘

This is one of the largest ‘pure’ mezzotints ( as opposed to mixed etching and mezzotint ) I’ve done . It depicts a regular model of mine , Jordan . I toyed with the idea of giving it a title punning on her name , but went in the end with the simple ‘In Stripes […]

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Milford Haven

It seems that every small , financially struggling , town has one plucky shop , surviving despite the odds . As high streets throughout the UK succumb to the might of supermarkets , betting shops and charity outlets there’s usually one specialist store that seems ever present and standing firm . In my experience these […]

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Aberystwyth

‘Yn yr Hen Goleg , Aberystwyth ‘ ( in the old college , Aberystwyth ) . I spent a lovely few days staying in Aberystwyth on the West Wales coast earlier in the Summer and was particularly inspired by the , almost monastic feeling , steps in the gorgeous old college building on the sea […]

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