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George Birrell

George Birrell

Born and brought up in the west end of Glasgow, George Birrell trained at the Glasgow School of Art between 1967 and 1971. After graduating, he then went on to teach art and design in Scottish schools for the next decade, before turning to paint full time in 1980.

After visiting the East Neuk in Fife for the first time when he was fifteen, George became fascinated by the small fishing villages of this part of Scotland, which were so different to anywhere else that he had experienced before. Hooked, George made it his artistic mission to revisit these villages and he is well known for his characteristic interpretations of their architecture, alleys, and harbours. None of the places that he paints actually exist, but instead his paintings are created from different memories pulled together into one piece.

George works both in oil and mixed media and uses contrasting colours to emphasise line and pattern, as well as monochromes for subtle interpretations of tone, depth and weather... [more]

George Birrell Big Cloud

George Birrell

Big Cloud

Oil on Linen

George Birrell Blue Door

George Birrell

Blue Door

Oil on Board

George Birrell Distant Yachts

George Birrell

Distant Yachts

Oil on Linen

George Birrell Lobster Pots

George Birrell

Lobster Pots

Oil on Linen

George Birrell Autumn Castle

George Birrell

Autumn Castle

Mixed media on board

George Birrell Autumn Fields

George Birrell

Autumn Fields

Mixed Media

George Birrell Boatshed And Jetty

George Birrell

Boatshed And Jetty

Mixed media on board

George Birrell Departure

George Birrell

Departure

Oil on Linen

George Birrell Drying Nets

George Birrell

Drying Nets

Oil on Board

George Birrell Fishboxes and Sails

George Birrell

Fishboxes and Sails

Mixed Media

George Birrell Haar, Evening

George Birrell

Haar, Evening

Oil

George Birrell Laid Up

George Birrell

Laid Up

Oil on Board

George Birrell Moonlit Harbour

George Birrell

Moonlit Harbour

Oil on Board

George Birrell Noust

George Birrell

Noust

Oil on Linen

George Birrell Out of the Water, Hamnavoe

George Birrell

Out of the Water, Hamnavoe

Oil on Board

George Birrell Red Roof Castle

George Birrell

Red Roof Castle

Oil on Board

George Birrell Seatown Smoke

George Birrell

Seatown Smoke

Mixed Media

George Birrell The Church Clock

George Birrell

The Church Clock

Oil on Board

George Birrell The Orange Blind

George Birrell

The Orange Blind

Oil on Board

George Birrell The Red Door

George Birrell

The Red Door

Mixed Media

George Birrell The Red Door

George Birrell

The Red Door

Oil on Linen

George Birrell The Striped Door

George Birrell

The Striped Door

Mixed Media

George Birrell The Village Bridge

George Birrell

The Village Bridge

Oil on Linen

George Birrell Thistle Castle

George Birrell

Thistle Castle

Oil

George Birrell Three Boats

George Birrell

Three Boats

Mixed Media

George Birrell Two Lobster Pots

George Birrell

Two Lobster Pots

Mixed Media

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