This month's featured artist:

Archibald (Archie) Sutter Watt

Isle of Whithorn - Archie Sutter Watt

Isle of Whithorn - Archie Sutter Watt



New Publication - The Life and Art of Charles H Mackie

The Project

Dumfries and Galloway can boast a rich artistic history. Landscape and light have combined to lure painters to live and work in the area for at least 200 years.

The Artists’ Footsteps website documents the landscape paintings, their artists and the places that inspired their work. For inclusion the painting must be of a Dumfries and Galloway subject and by a deceased artist.

By its nature this is a long-term project. However, thanks to continuous feedback from around the world the database already contains over 800 art works by more than 200 artists and new information continues to be added.  Further assistance is always welcome and can be provided through the "Contact us" link.

Although the project currently covers landscape paintings only this may be expanded in the future.

Supported by Cultural Services Dumfries and Galloway, Leader Plus, Dumfries and Galloway Council, South of Scotland European Partnership

The Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright

The Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright

William Hanna Clarke

Ross Island

Ross Island

Thomas Bromley Blacklock


Nan S Fergusson (Mrs James Henderson) 1910 - 1984

Educated at Edinburgh College of Art, Nan Fergusson was the daughter of Chris J Fergusson and was born and brought up in Dumfries.She moved to Edinburgh with her growing family and continued her art practice, exhibiting at the Royal Glasgow Institute.


Archie Sutter Watt

Archie Sutter Watt took up a teaching post in Dalbeattie in 1950, expecting to remain in Galloway for a couple of years. For over 50 years, from his base in Kirkgunzeon, Archie played a leading role in the artistic life of Dumfries and Galloway.


Christian Jane (Chris) Fergusson

Chris Fergusson was born and lived in Dumfries, but had many connections to the Kirkcudbright artists. She painted scenes throughout the region in her individual style.


Edward Arthur Walton

A leading member of the Glasgow Boys, who painted in both England and Scotland, E A Walton came to know Galloway towards the end of his life.  First and foremost a landscape painter, atmosphere of a place was as important to Walton as location.