Turnberry and Ailsa Craig
Original watercolour painting of Turnberry and Ailsa Craig.
Ailsa Craig lends its name to the famous Open Championship course, The Ailsa. It is also the main microgranite source used to make curling stones. The Island is also affectionately known as ‘Paddy’s Milestone since it was a haven for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation in the 16th century. It is today a bird sanctuary, providing a home for many gannets and an increasing number of puffins.
Size: 11.7″ x 8.3″ (29.7cm x 21cm)
Material: The Langton Mould Made – 140lb/300gsm
Delivery: The painting is supplied unmounted and flat.
Most recently, I’ve been working in watercolour, which is my preferred medium. I love the unpredictability of watercolour; every time I apply paint to paper, it is an experiment; the reaction of the paint to the surface and the colours used alongside it is truly remarkable to watch and never fails to amaze. And as the paper continues through the drying process, the picture hopefully develops into something extraordinary.
I tend to paint from images, but I try to stick to my own images, so the places I paint are locations I’ve played golf at Turnberry often; in fact, it’s the Aisla Course where I had one of my two hole-in-ones! So, as you will appreciate, it is one of my favourite golf courses.
Since 1986, I have owned and run my own business, fatBuzz, a marketing agency based in Glasgow working with clients primarily in the UK. I love what I do, but my real passion is art. I spend as much time as possible painting and drawing, but as a business owner with a family, the time I can devote to it is more limited than I’d like it to be.
Many years ago, I combined my love of golf with my passion for painting to create paintings of many great golf courses. These are mainly oil paintings that I reproduced as prints. The prints from my golf paintings are available here on the website and include images of St Andrews (multiple choices), Turnberry, Old Prestwick, Royal Troon, King’s Course at Gleneagles, Augusta, Western Gailes and La Manga in Spain.