Product Code: ICO015995
Frank Watson - St Andrews Harbour - A3 Hand Finished Print
This is one of an enchanting range of hand finished prints by internationally known artist Frank Watson. Each print that Frank produces has individual hand finishing from Frank making each print a one off and completely unique.
The print will be sent to you in specially designed packaging to ensure that it arrives in pristine condition. Then all you have to do is mount and frame it and give it pride of place in your home. Do ensure that you watch the video for each print and learn some fascinating facts from the artist about these breathtaking locations.
These prints make perfect gifts for friends and family or why not just treat yourself.
The history of St Andrews Harbour is one that spans the centuries and is inseparably linked with the life of the coastal town it serves; indeed at one time the very life-blood of it.
No doubt the Harbour's footings are to be found in nothing more than the unimproved shores of the Kinness Burn, around which the early inhabitants of the town, then still known as Kilrymont, would go about their simple lives of fishing and farming.
During medieval times and through to the 16th century the harbour would see significant development with the construction of the original stone built piers and quays to serve the many travellers and merchants of the time; the town developing as an important academic, ecclesiastical and trading centre.
Today the 18th to 20th century extensions and developments to the Long (North) Pier and Cross Pier form the well-sheltered havens of the Outer and enclosed Inner Harbours, which are home to a small, but growing, flotilla of pleasure craft and a small fishing fleet that in its heyday would have numbered fifty vessels and more.
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Frank Watson was born and educated in Glasgow. He attended Glasgow School of Art and graduated with a diploma in art and design. He now lives and works in the
village of Strathmiglo, Fife and has become well known as a townscape artist his
works are in many private collections both here in the UK and in Europe, America
I've had an interest in art life drawing and draughtsmanship since I was quite
young. I enjoyed drawing from life e.g. my own hands and facial features as well
as copying newspaper caricatures.
When I was about 13 I won a medal at the Glasgow School Children's art
competition and received my trophy at the City Chambers in Glasgow.
Aged about 17 I was selected to spend 2 weeks at Castle Howard near Dunoon.
This was an outdoor art course for Glasgow school kids who were showing some
potential in the subject. Shortly after this, I submitted a portfolio of work
including sculpture, drawing and painting and pottery for entrance to Glasgow
School of Art - the famous Macintosh building and was accepted for the diploma
course. For the next 4 years the subjects I studied were:
Drawing and painting
Interior design and decoration
Jewellery and silversmithing
After qualifying with a diploma I spent some time as a shopfitting designer and
went on later to work for a Glasgow architects office. Latterly, I
joined Scottish and Newcastle breweries as an interior designer and spent many
years in pub restaurant and hotel design
All during my professional career I continued to produce sketches and
paintings and spent more time doing so as I approached retirement. These days I
attend the craft fairs and have permanent shops in a number of hotels and
restaurants around Fife.