Monday, 30 April 2012

The exhibition in Devon opened on Saturday. Good looking gallery.
Opening went well. Runs until May 26th.
The Brownston Gallery, 36 Church Street, Modbury, South Devon.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

This is the piece by Jan Patience in Homes & Interiors Scotland

I am one of five artists featured in an article on painting seascapes by
Jan Patience. Homes & Interiors Scotland came out this week.

Can't believe it's six whole days since I blogged. I've been up to my neck
getting this show on the road. We open tomorrow night in Modbury in Devon.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Paisley Art Institute...a sneak preview

Yesterday I went to Paisley to judge my prize in the
Annual Paisley Art Institute exhibition. Here's a sneak
preview of the delights on the wall. Labels still hanging
in front of the images whilst preparations for the catalogue
are under way. The exhibition opens on Friday May 4th.
The many paintings in these photos are by a good range
of painters including George Devlin, Joe Hargan, David
Smith, Liz Knox, Cara Broadley, Adam Kennedy,
Michael Clark, James Cosgrove, Paul Kennedy, Ronnie
Smith, Alan King, Jacqueline Orr and myself.
It's a lovely show and is open to the public from Saturday
May 5th.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Inver Cottage

Last week we had lunch at Inver Cottage, Strathlachlan
on Loch Fyne.
The salmon and crab fishcakes were just heavenly.
Just before we went there we'd bumped into chefs Stuart
Campbell and Alison Sykora who'd dropped in for coffee
at the fabulous Portavadie Marina at the same time that
we did. Stuart said he would expect to see our lunch on my
blog this is for you Stuart.
Inver Cottage sits on the shore opposite old Castle Lachlan.
The setting, the food...everything makes for a wonderful
experience. If you don't want a meal then you can have coffee
and cake in the cafe area. There are also various bits and
pieces for sale. It's a lovely place and I'm already looking
forward to going back.

Monday, 16 April 2012

I like the blue of the mussel shells against the pinks
and greys of the stones.

Friday, 13 April 2012

The sun bounces off the water in Argyll

Thursday, 12 April 2012


Just back from a few days drawing in Argyll. Took my
laptop but no internet connectivity. This picture is
looking from Ardlamont Point towards Arran.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Still time to catch this great adaptation of The Marriage
of Figaro. This latest work by young Ayrshire playwright
DC Jackson is just hysterical. A must see.
Ends April 14th.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Day and even more painted eggs by Huck Bergius.
They are fab.

Friday, 6 April 2012


These fabulous Easter eggs were painted by the artist Huck Bergius
who does all that lovely stained glass. Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Muncaidh House

If you get May's edition of Ideal Homes there is an article on
Muncaidh House in Gateside. It's a pretty fabulous house.
The photo that didn't make it into the article is the one
with my painting on the wall and here it is. Taken by
Ideal Homes photographer Douglas Gibb. This is the kitchen.
Told you it was a fab house. I've just designed a stained glass
window for Muncaidh and will be helping choose the glass
when production gets under way. Exciting stuff.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Press Release for the exhibition


THE DRAMATIC tidal life around the South Devon coast has inspired one of Scotland’s leading painters to produce a new body of work for a forthcoming solo exhibition in the South Hams town of Modbury.

Charles Jamieson is an award-winning painter based in Ayrshire, Scotland and this is his first solo exhibition in the south west of England.

For this new exhibition, which opens on April 28 and runs throughout May, the artist has taken himself off around the quieter corners of South Devon on what he describes as ‘a real voyage of discovery’.

Charles, whose work is collected by a host of well-known public figures, including bestselling author, John Le Carré, comedian Harry Enfield and Upstairs Downstairs star Keeley Hawes, visited South Devon last year and found himself drawn to beauty spots such as Burgh Island, Hope Cove and South Sands.

He explains: “I enjoyed the dramatic tidal life of South Devon and how different the land and seascape looks at the rise and fall of the tide. One of the images which stayed with me was the way the boats sit on the sand waiting to be made free again.

“You always feel you are there on borrowed time, because the tide is always on the point of coming in again.

“Exploring the area was a joy for me as an artist. I drove along narrow roads stumbling across little villages or heading to bigger towns like Dartmouth and getting a feel for the maritime history.”

A chance trip on the South Sands ferry in Salcombe led to one of the most striking paintings in this exhibition, The South Sands Ferry.

“There are several ferries in Salcombe,” he says. “One is a small boat that carries half a dozen people to the other side of the river. I saw the ferryman sitting by his boat, with no-one around, so asked him if he would take us out and take us around the bay. “He did this and I took photographs and made sketches. He enjoyed himself so much he took us way down towards the river mouth.

The resulting body of work is, according to arts writer Jan Patience, a ‘vivid blast of pure colour’.

Jan, who writes a regular column on the galleries scene in Scotland for the Glasgow-based Herald newspaper, adds: “I’ve got to know Charlie and his work well in the last six years, and thing which always strikes me about it is how good it makes me feel.

“He has a wonderful line and an intuitive feel for reducing a scene to its purest form. Whether he is painting in Cuba, France, Devon or Salcombe, he always brings a very real sense of wamth to his art.”

Brownston Gallery owner Catherine Gillen adds: “I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to exhibit new work by a British artist of the calibre of Charles Jamieson at the Brownston Gallery and I am especially looking forward to showing his paintings of local Devon scenes as well as others from his travels around the world.”


Charles Jamieson is an award-winning artist, actor, writer and photographer, but as he says himself, he can't do them all at once. A passionate advocate of the arts and fellow artists, he was one of the co-founders of The Aspect Prize, dubbed Scotland's Turner Prize for painters. He is also a past president of long established art organisation, Paisley Art Institute. For many years, he was a familiar figure on Scottish screens through through playing Ruari Galbraith on long-running Scottish soap opera, Take The High Road. He is due to appear in Ken Loach's forthcoming film, The Angel's Share.


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Monday, 2 April 2012