Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

The 2018 summer workshops

   Some examples of the work of the artists who have tutored workshops for members this summer



Davy Brown Born in Kilmarnock, Davy studied at Glasgow School of Art before qualifying as a teacher and winning a scholarship to travel and teach in America, Canada and Iceland. He moved to Newton Stewart in 1989, pursuing his teaching career and continuing to exhibit in one-man shows throughout the UK. He retired from teaching to become a full-time painter in 2002. Davy's work can be seen in public collections nationwide.


George Birrell George trained at Glasgow School Of Art from 1967 to 1971, and taught art, design and photography off and on, until 1998. Painting full time since then, he uses mostly oil colour, sometimes mixed media. His subject matter is improvised from east coast towns, villages, coastline, castles and mills.


Pamela Grace Pamela is a painter and printmaker, but started her career as a designer, training at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels. Her work is based on drawing, realised in pen and ink wash, etchings and solar-plate etchings. It reveals hidden micro-landscapes, glimpses of corners of gardens, allotments, and forgotten greenhouses.


Bella Green Glasgow-born, Bella studied at Norwich School of Art and Leicester University. She has lived and worked in Dumfriesshire since 1997. After many years of teaching alongside painting, she now paints full-time, as well as leading painting and colour workshops. She has works in many collections in the UK and world-wide.




Annual exhibition

Gracefield, Dumfries

July 7-August 4


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