The Last Sea Going Paddle Steamer

The Last Sea-Going Paddle Steamer

The Last Sea-Going Paddle Steamer A3 Poster by Raymond Murray

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.

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

Local Scenes from Raymond Murray

We have new Art Greeting Cards with colourful local views painted by, Isle of Bute artist, Raymond Murray. Choose iconic local scenes, including the Cloch Lighthouse, Dumbarton Rock, The Monument, Sandbank and the Waterman’s House, Greenock.

The cards are 150mm square, and come with white square envelope, sealed inside a cello bag. The cards are also blank inside giving you room to write your own message.

These vibrant and lively cards are great to give and eye-catching when framed. Remember to check out Happy Birthday Toulouse !

Raymond Murray Art Greeting Cards | Bay Attic | Raymond Murray Art

Castle Art

A fortified dwelling, stronghold, Keep, Bulwark, home of nobility or royalty or simply a large dwelling or town house. Whether in ruin, occupancy or restored to become a visitor attraction, museum or venue – castles and their history have a medieval romance, even if their colourful history is not as hospitable as their modern-day appearance.

Cawdor Castle Gardens – Open Edition Lithograph Art Poster by Bob Lees. Cawdor Castle in Nairn, Inverness-shire, was built in the 14th Century and is the ancestral home of the Cawdor family.

Brodick Castle – Limited Edition Giclee Art Print by Tony Montague. Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran, is just one of the 129 castles conserved and maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.

Inveraray Castle – Open Edition Giclee Art Print by Peter McDermott. You will find Inverary Castle on the banks of Loch Fyne, on the West Coast of Scotland. Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll and the seat of the Clan Campbell.

Reflection, Castle Stalker – Signed Limited Edition Giclee Art Print by David Graham. Castle Stalker is privately owned and was built around 1320, by Clan MacDougall on an island in Loch Laich, an inlet of Loch Linnie. I have read that the castle can be visited by appointment at certain times of the year and, from Port Appin, it is possible to take a shoreline walk, taking in the castle and surrounding views.

Rothesay Castle, Scotland A3 Art Poster (large image) by Raymond Murray. Rothesay Castle on the Isle of Bute, was built by the Stewarts in the 13th Century. From the castle although now a ruin, you have views across the River Clyde to the mainland and a chance to marvel at the huge curtain wall and moat, built as a defence against sea fairing invaders.

Broughty Castle – Open Edition Giclee Art Print by Rikki O’Neill. Broughty Castle, has commanding views across the Firth of Tay. Completed around 1495 by the Gray family. This historic building is now a museum run by Dundee City Council, and the structure cared for by Historic Scotland.

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I belong to Glasgow . . .

. . . dear old Glasgow town. If you know the tune you may well have sung this famous 1920’s song by music hall entertainer Will Fyffe, in your head as you read. Undoubtedly this would be much more tuneful than me singing aloud ! As you can see by our Glasgow art many of our artists find Glasgow an interesting subject matter and have painted the iconic city in all weathers, including George Square, the Squinty Bridge and Glasgow University – Glasgow is culture, a Scottish city, that is pure dead brilliant (the best) for architecture, education, entertainment, gastronomy and it’s people !

Rob Hain | Peter Foyle | Colin Ruffell | Raymond Murray | Stewart Wright | Bay Attic

Glasgow Pure Dead Brilliant Graffiti Style Gift Mug by Bay Attic

Glasgow Pure Dead Brilliant Graffiti Style Gift Mug by Bay Attic