Erni Upton

A Scot, born in Ayrshire in 1936, he has been painting since childhood.

Schooled at Ayr Grammar & Ayr Academy, much of his youth was spent with the fisherfolk of West Scotland and their boats. He still cruises these waters each year.

He trained at Glasgow School of Art, where he studied under Donaldson, Mathieson and Robertson.

His work reflects their influences and those of the Scottish colourists who like him, spent much time in the wonderful light and colours of the West Coast.

Painting in this tradition, he works with oils on canvas, using brush & knife.

In 1985, after many years in banking, he returned to Art and Design when he established an interior design company in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

He continued to work in oils, mainly commissions for corporate & private clients, but it was not until 1999, when the company was sold, that more time became available for painting.

His work is successfully shown in many galleries in England, Scotland and abroad, most recently in Istanbul, where he was invited, as a result of commission work, to have a solo exhibition at the British Embassy, and a subsequent solo at one of the premier galleries in the city.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, London, in November 2004.

Examples of work by Erni Upton

Secret Sands W Gigha OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Erni Upton Mull from N West Iona Lunga in the distance, NW Iona glimpse of Staffa, N Iona fishers cottage, N Uist cockle strand, Sanna, Ardnamurchan OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA sound of scarp, huisinish, lewis towards Eilean Chalba N W Iona 30x40
Secret Sands, W Gigha Puffer in the sea lock, Crinan Mull from NW Iona Lunga in the distance, NW Iona Glimpse of Staffa, N Iona Fishers Cottage, N Uist Cockle Strand, Sanna, Ardnamurchan Boathouse Bay, S Ardminish, Gigha Sound of Scarp, Huisinish, Lewis Towards Eilean Chalba, N W Iona

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