In April 2015 many of Jean’s pictures were sold, at an exhibition in Millhouse village hall, to raise funds for Kilfinan church.
If you would like to purchase any of the remaining pictures (and support one of Scotland’s oldest churches) please make me an offer (the price against each picture is for guidance.)
The sale was organised by Robbie Baird, Briars and Thorns Arts Tighnabruaich, in association with the Millhouse Art Club.
During the past 10 years Jean’s pictures have sold for between £100 and £300 (depending on the size). I don’t know if their value will increase in future but the primary purpose of art should not be as an investment. Each painting should be judged by its beauty and by what it says to people who see it.
You can contact me (Bob Marshall) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
George’s Hill, Calverton (1948) (£80)
Watercolour, 18″ x 22″ including mount, no frame.
Painted when Jean was 21, and teaching at a primary school Nottingham.
Maiden’s Bridge, Newbattle Abbey, Dalkeith (1956) (£120)
Watercolour, 12″ x 16″ (approx), including mount and frame.
When Jesse married Jean he was working at Rolls Royce, Hillington, Glasgow, and they bought a house in Beith, Ayrshire.
River Lane, Stibbington, near Peterborough (£200)
Watercolour, 24″ x 28″ (approx), including mount and frame.
Fen landscape by Mac Gregory (£100)
Oil, 8″ x 11″ (approx), including frame.
This small landscape was acquired by Jean around 1967, it captures the atmosphere of the fen land around Peakirk (near Peterborough) where we lived.
Macrihanish Bay, from Westport, Kintyre (2012). (£200)
Oil, 16″ x 20″ (approx), including frame.
Oil, 14″ x 20″ (approx), including frame.
The Moidart peninsula extends south west from the head of Loch Eil (west of Fort William). It is also accessible by the Coran ferry at the narrowest point of Loch Linnhe (north of Ballachulish). Tioram is on Loch Moidart, on the west side of the peninsula.
Oil, 17″ x 20″, including frame.
Durness, on the north coast of Sutherland, is the largest village in the area. From here you can visit Smoo Cave, Balnakeil Craft Village, and Cape Wrath. A holiday at Durness (in his teens) may have inspired John Lennon’s song “In my life”, on the Beatles 1965 album Rubber Soul.
Mainland from Floro island (£80)
Pastel, 16″ x 20″ (approx), including mount and frame.