The beauty of Scotland: from John O’Groats to the Callanish Stones

23 October 2019
Francis Salvesen, a self-taught artist originally from Perthshire, is unveiling a major exhibition of his oil paintings of the British landscape – and is sharing a selection of his images with History Scotland.
The beauty of Scotland: from John O’Groats to the Callanish Stones Images

As a Patron of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland and a pioneer of green energy in the Scottish boarders, Francis is passionate about the Scottish landscape and hopes his paintings will inspire others to share his awe of these stunning sites in the country. 


His immersive and meticulously-observed paintings celebrate the wonder of Scotland’s scenery and historic monuments and explore the effects of light, colour and atmosphere through his vivid an evocative colour schemes.


Francis’s paintings are passionate tributes to the diversity and beauty of the Scottish landscape and he hopes his works will highlight the environmental importance of these unique sites. Each painting takes Francis around 3 months to complete and paintings will be available for bidders to buy – suggesting their own price – via online auction.


Exhibition details


Francis’s solo show, THE GREAT BRITISH ART EXHIBITION: Our iconic landmarks, runs from 11-16 November 2019 at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London.

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The Galleria is located at Unit 30, Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY. Exhibition opening hours are 8am-11pm Monday to Friday and 9-6pm on Saturday 16 November.  Exhibition entry is free. 


Brilliant Brushstrokes has launched an auction website incorporating these paintings has also been launched. Here, you can bid for paintings or buy them outright, or buy limited edition signed prints. The paintings can also be viewed on Facebook: ‘Brilliant Brushstrokes’ and Instagram ‘BrilliantBrushstrokes’.


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All images © Francis Salvesen