Brian was born in the Dumbrek area of Glasgow, his family later moving to Clarkston where he was educated at Williamwood and Eastwood high schools. It was the head of art at the former who encouraged Brian to develop his artistic talent.
It was after living for a short time on the Isle of Skye in Scotland that I was inspired to paint some of the photographs I took of the local landscape and so my art career began in 2007.
Kirsty was born in 1977 and grew up in the south side of Glasgow. She is a self taught artist who very much loves the sea. Her passion in life, surfing, has taken her all over the world. She has been living in Cornwall since 2006.
I achieved Higher art at school and fully intended to go to Art School, instead I had a change of heart and trained at The Glasgow Royal Infirmary to become a Registered General Nurse, followed by midwifery at the Rankin in Greenock. After many years on the wards around the UK, I retired, with my husband, home to Bute.
Norrie Towers is an award winning artist who paints at her home in Kilchattan Bay, Isle of Bute. She works in all mediums (watercolour, acrylics, oils and pastels).
Raymond Murray is a highly talented artist with a unique style. He was born and bred in Greenock and the old seafaring town is still an inspiration for some of his work. He now works from his studio on the Isle of Bute off the west coast of Scotland
Roger Lloyd is a lecturer in contemporary ceramics, and a freelance sculptor. He has exhibited in many parts of the world including Dubai, Helsinki, Cape Town, as well as in the UK.
Stirling Gillespie was a Bute artist who specialised in landscapes - usually watercolour but also a few oils - featuring the west of Scotland. He was born in 1908, and died 1993.
My connection with Bute began in 1975 with a casual weekend stay. My impression of the island was such that it started to change my outlook on life. Over the following years my wife and I returned to Bute more and more, and eventually we bought a wee holiday cottage.
I'm a photographer based in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire but I spend a lot of time travelling around ski resorts, especially during the winter months.