Martin Gash
 Old Invercauld Bridge - Martin Gash
Martin Gash was born in India in 1952 and for the first twenty years of his life lived in Sri Lanka, Aden, Ethiopia and the U.K. In the 1970’s Martin studied at Teesside College of Art, The Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting and Whitelands College in London. In 1977 he moved to Australia where he lectured in Fine Arts for twenty years. From 1997 to 2003 Martin worked in outback New South Wales with the Kamilaroi Aboriginal Community developing arts based community enterprises. Martin returned to the U.K. in 2003 and set up studios firstly in Norfolk, Caithness in the far north of Scotland and from 2006 to 2010 Edinburgh. In August 2010 Martin moved to Glen Muick near Balmoral in Aberdeenshire. Visit Martin’s website or Email him at to view his paintings, watercolours and drawings!

Cyril Puddicombe

Cyril Puddicombe, after retiring and moving to Ballater, took up painting in oils.  Sadly, Cyril passed away in December 2013. We would like to continue to display his beautiful paintings here as a tribute to a good friend, wonderful neighbour and an incredible man who will be very much missed by his family and the entire community of Ballater.

 The call of the Highlands

The Call of the Highlands

 Autumn Royal Deeside

Autumn in Royal Deeside

A distant view across Deeside with Lochnagar.

 Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

Painted for the  RAF Benevolent Fund on 70th anniversary of Battle of Britain.

 The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Completed for Bomber Command Assn RAF as a gift for museum & fund raising sale.

 Winter Moonlight Balmoral

Winter Moonlight at Balmoral

 The Tall Ships

The Tall Ships

Cutty Sark & Thermoplylae in clipper race 1872.