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Ken Bushe 2014

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Exhibiting online in

The Saatchi Gallery/

Your Gallery - The London Contemporary Art Gallery’s online presence

LAI - Landscape Artists International

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Ken Bushe D.A.(edin)

Artist, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland.

Current Work

Sky paintings, landscape paintings, commissions.


Edinburgh College of Art, Diploma in Art and Design (Drawing and Painting) 1971-75


Bellshill Academy 1965-71


Currently showing

Resipole Studios, Acharacle, Argyll.  Summer  Show  2012

Solo Exhibitions

Trinity Gallery, Arundel, 1996.

Century Gallery, Henley on Thames, 1994.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1988.

The Lillie Gallery, Milngavie, 1988.

The Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, 1987.

The Howarth Gallery, Accrington, 1987.

Durness Visitor Centre, Durness, 1986

Joint Exhibitions

Q Gallery, Dundee. (with Les Mackay)       Feb. 2012

The Merchant Gate Gallery, Glasgow (with Andrew Stewart), 2007

The Harbour Gallery, Broughty Ferry (with Rikki Craig), 2002

The Howgate Gallery, Penicuik, Midlothian (with Tom Watt), 1990

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness (with Rob Fairley), 1989

The Saltire Society, Edinburgh, (with Rob Fairley), 1976

Group Exhibitions (Includes)

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow - Summer Exhibition 2010, Christmas Exhibition 2010

The Sun Gallery, Newburgh, Fife. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

The Harbour Gallery, Broughty Ferry, Tayside 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Queens Gallery, Dundee, 2000, 2001, 2002

Wills Art Warehouse, London, 1998 - 2002

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1997

Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham, Dorset, 1995- 1997

The Howgate Gallery, Penicuik, Midlothian 1989, 1990

The Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath, 1995

Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire, 1993

The Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, 1994

The Macaulay Gallery, Stenton, 1988, 1989

The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1988, 1989

The Hanover Gallery, Edinburgh, 1987

The Royal Academy, London, 1974

Guest Artist - Perthshire Art Association Annual Exhibition - 5th to 27th November 2010


This Website -     2002- present

For the past ten years, I’ve represented my own work and sold it from this website.

It started in 2002, partly as an exercise to see if it could be done, but also because I saw potential of the internet for dramatically changing the relationship between artist and the art buyer.  

For the first time in history, artists can represent themselves and their work to a large audience and be sure that the story behind their work is factual and meaningful. Each work can have its own commentary directly from the artist as well as accurate details of techniques and materials used. As the artist (living!) can be contacted through e-mail, provenance of each work is securely established.

Artists have the satisfaction of conversing with viewers from all over the globe and this direct feedback is an invaluable input into the creative process. The reverse may also be true and the extended dialogue that can result from images or commentary within a website can only help to promote understanding between artist and those interested in their work.

The internet greatly facilitates the commissioning of work and a large proportion of my work is now directly commissioned in this way.

What started as an experiment is now established and I intend to continue representing myself in this way as the internet becomes increasingly accepted as a gateway to viewing and purchasing art.



Thomson Mural. - Research and execution of a 30x6ft Mural in the Queens Hotel, Dundee to show the Dundee waterfront c.1910 as it might have looked if a plan by the visionary City Engineer James Thomson had been carried out.

Commission, Andrew Winch Designs - 2 works on a theme of clouds for the owner’s suite of the newly launched luxury motor yacht Cloud 9, designed by Andrew Winch and built by CMN shipyards Cherbourg.

Commission, Swede McBroom - 6x5ft canvas to express the essence of Scotland by way of its sky and land for one who lived in it, a long time friend of mine who now lives in Virginia USA.

Eight Bells. - A collaboration with American composer Sora Shopeck combining music and projected imagery using digital images of my paintings during performance of her music “Eight Bells” based on the poem of the same name by John Lee Payton.

Other Interests

Photography, poetry, music, natural history, web design, current affairs, history, sailing, boat maintenance and restoration, rabbit welfare and training.

Current Websites - This one. Website for the Tay Maritime Action - a Dundee based charity offering maritime involvement and seatime to all members of the local community without exclusion. - Website for the historic vessel North Carr Lightship - home of Taymara

Maritime and Community Involvement

I’m a volunteer skipper and the webmaster for Taymara, a charity registered in 2008 which provides maritime training for all members of the local community regardless of experience or income, as well as running passenger carrying and dolphin watching trips. We provide training courses for various agencies in the Dundee area ncluding the Salvation Army, Dundee Cyrenians, Positive Steps, the NHS and the Scottish Prison Service.

Marigot” - 55ft. of classic ‘60s Motor Cruiser at sea during one of our 6 week training courses



Taymara (Tay Maritime Action) was formed as a separate charity by members of the highly successful MVS Tay. Taymara is now an enthusiastic maritime training organisation in Dundee  with 2 seagoing vessels serving the local community. Taymara is based in the North Carr Lightship moored in Victoria Dock Dundee


The North Carr Lightship - home of the Taymara charity