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Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Beautifully illustrated A3 posters from Rod Harrison now in stock.

rod harrison a3 posters

We stock a range of 30 art poster prints from Rod Harrison featuring historic trains including The Flying Scotsman. Rod’s talents have also created A3 posters of the PS Waverley, Red Mustang and Millhouse tram!

Paddle Steamer Waverley

It’s a beautiful day for a wee sail “Doon the Watter”. P.S. Waverley will be sailing the River Clyde until 30th August and can be boarded not far from us at Custom House Quay, Greenock or further down the coast at Largs Pier.

Waverley A3 Art Poster

Waverley A3 Art Poster

She is a sight to behold, and passes our window often during her Summer on the Clyde. A few years ago, I took this video while on board of the engine room and her steam engine made by Rankin & Blackmore, Engineers, Eagle Foundry, in Greenock.

So, go for a sail. Enjoy a great day out with fantastic scenery in the company of this majestic Lady.

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Coastal Scenes in Raymond Murray A3 Art Posters

A colourful choice of A3 poster from artist Raymond Murray. Iconic ship building scenes featuring East India Harbour, The Launch, West Harbour, and surrounding area – The Greenock Cut, Waterman’s House and The Vennel, to seascapes and coastal Clyde views such as Sandbank, Dumbarton Rock, Rothesay Harbour, and Dunoon waves. What will you choose ?

Rothesay Harbour A3 Art Poster

About the Artist.

Raymond works from his studio on the Isle of Bute. Here he is still close to his roots having been born in the shipbuilding town of Greenock, memories of which still inspire some of his work. It was there that he was taught the spectrum of painting by the renowned marine artist James Watt. He had a natural talent as a youngster and used to draw portraits of his fellow pupils in his “jotter”. He says, “As a kid at school I wondered what all the fuss was about drawing portraits; couldn’t everyone do that? I was surprised that the teacher knew so much and taught the class but couldn’t draw.”

As a young man he studied for a time at the Neo Classical Portrait School in London but eventually decided that, “there was nothing very interesting about portraits” and left. He was inspired, however, by the Impressionists, particularly Vlaminck, “I loved his deep blue skies and use of pure colour: this was for me”. In 1969 he started using a broad brush, pure colour and “artistic licence”. This very distinctive style, bold, vibrant and dynamic remains today.

“I think ‘abstract’ when I’m painting, but I don’t paint abstract. I always paint from memory too. It means you miss out things and add things, but that’s the benefit, it’s your interpretation, it’s better for composition.”

Raymond Murray A3 Art Posters | The Bay Attic | Rikki O’Neill Art Posters

Bob Lees Artist Spotlight

Bob studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1959. After completing National Service in RAF in Singapore, he qualified as a teacher of art in Glasgow.

Throughout his teaching life he has always painted, being of the belief that an art teacher should also be a practising artist. Now retired from the post of Principal Teacher of Art at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh, he can devote more time and energy to painting.

Together with his wife Val (a stained glass artist and teacher) they have renovated various properties in Edinburgh, Arran and the Borders. They have three grown up daughters also in the art world. Bob paints mostly in acrylics and depicts the many different moods of the Scottish landscape.

Bob Lees has had solo exhibitions in Edinburgh and Arran, and exhibited in other galleries (one of his paintings was presented to the late Princess Diana on an official visit to Arran). His work hangs in various private collections in the UK, Europe, Russia and the United States. Bob and Val live in Edinburgh but spend much of their time in their converted church in Corrie on the Isle of Arran.

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