Donald Buyers

1930 – 2003 Buyers studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.  Following an upsurge of tuberculosis after the Second World War, art therapists were introduced and, after graduating, Donald became the first to be employed in the Aberdeen hospitals. He found the...
Robbie Bushe

Robbie Bushe

  b. 1964 Born in Liverpool in 1964, Bushe grew up in Aberdeenshire, before graduating in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 1990.  He taught painting at Gray’s School of Art, and became Head of Fine Art at University of Chichester.  Bushe moved back in Scotland...
J. Gordon Brown

J. Gordon Brown

  Brown was born in Edinburgh and studied at Gray’s School of Art.  He was best known for his work which utilised diffused colour to emotive effect, creating interesting contrasts between chromatic opposites and tonal variations.  These images are abstractions,...
John Bellany

John Bellany

  1942 – 2013 John Bellany was one of the most acclaimed and prolific artists of his generation.  Developing his powerful and unique mode of figuration at a time when abstraction was the favoured style within painting, Bellany combined elements of Expressionism,...
Reinhard Behrens

Reinhard Behrens

b. 1951 Born in Germany, Behrens studied Drawing and Painting at Hamburg College of Art 1971 – 1979.  Later, when studying at Vienna Academy of Art, he was awarded a academic exchange grant which allowed him to complete a Postgraduate Course in Drawing and Painting at...

Ruth Beardsworth

b. 1943 Ruth Beardsworth was born in Bremen, Germany. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Preston Polytechnic in 1979. This was followed by an MA in Printmaking at Manchester Polytechnic in 1980. She has worked as a lecturer at Gray’s School of Art in...