'I spent my childhood on the west coast of Arran, fascinated by the changing tides, the summer sunshine and winter storms.
Working in art galleries after leaving college allowed me to continue to develop an understanding of landscape painting.
The fresh, bright, fluid brushstrokes used by Cadell and Peploe, and the expressive power of Joan Eardley, rank amongst the significant influences on the style and subject matter of my recent work.'
'Petrie is refreshing... Although subject matter is recognisable there is an individuality of style which tackles his subject matter in an eye pleasing way using well chosen colours.' - Stephen Gordon, Shetland Times
ISLAND BLUE GALLERY
Island Blue Gallery is an art gallery and gift shop located at Baliscate, near Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. We have a beautiful, light space filled with works by many skillful Scottish artists ranging from the mysterious and tranquil sweeping landscapes of Garry Brander to the mythical and surreal fantastical worlds of Matylda Konecka. A lot of the prints we stock have a distinctly Scottish feel and truly capture the essence of Scotland's landscape and wildlife.