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Winters Glory

Winters Glory
An absolutely superb Signed Limited Edition Print 'Winter's Glory' is a beautiful signed Limited Edition Curling print of only 500 copies world-wide by the renowned Scottish Curling Artist David Stratton Watt. The print size is 17" x 23" and it comes rolled in tissue paper in a stout postal tube. David Stratton Watt 1912-2008 David Stratton Watt died peacefully at his home in Muthill, Crieff on Wednesday 27th of August 2008, David was in his 96th year. David was one of the most prominent and highly regarded artists in Scotland, he was the Royal Caledonian Curling Clubs unofficial artist. His Curling scenes such as Winter’s Glory, A Season’s Gathering, Curling on the Tay, The Curlers Dream and his last as yet unpublished work The Grand Match Lake of Menteith 1979 in particular have received worldwide critical acclaim and recognition. David has a wide following at home here in Scotland as well as Canada, the United States, Australia & New Zealand. David was born in Perth in 1912 the son of a water bailiff. David was only interested in Art at school and did not feel in any way academically inclined. After leaving school at the age of fourteen he worked in Dundee in advertising agencies doing commercial Art, layouts and copywriting. He attended evening classes at Art School for lettering, Design, Anatomy and Life Drawing. At eighteen David became an apprentice in the Renaissance manner to a very good but underestimated mural artist Tom Peddie whom David greatly admired both as a man and as a painter. David was Tom’s assistant for ten years. In 1940 David joined the R.A.P.C. but hated the clerical work. However when Scottish Command held a competition propaganda poster competition David won 1st and 2nd prizes for his two entries. These posters are now housed in the Imperial War Museum in London. After that David was transferred to the Royal Engineers attached to the Royal Ordinance Survey as a draughtsman. After the war David became freelance doing anything artistic that would earn him a living from designing soft drink labels to cinema posters. He also carried out restoration work and designed and executed Rolls of Honour for Churches in and around Perth. He was also employed as a staff artist in a Departmental Store in Stirling, winning a prize for his display units. David was then appointed Art Master at Dall Boy’s Public School at Rannoch in Perthshire in 1959 where he stayed for a number of very pleasant years making many lifelong friends along the way. He then returned to freelancing and being an itinerary Art Teacher for numerous Fife Primary Schools. He also conducted evening classes for older students which he found very rewarding and made many friends. Later he moved to an old cottage in Glenisla in the Angus Glens and it was here he found inspiration in rather idyllic surroundings. It was here in the mid 1970’s that he painted his first of what became his now world famous Curling scenes. He started painting them as part of the natural scenes found at various lochs and ponds in and around Angus and Perthshire, along with curling his winter sheep scenes are very highly regarded. David’s Signed Limited Edition prints are truly unique showing the fantastic appeal of the outdoor Bonspiels of his native Scotland. All David’s major curling works have been reproduced as Signed Limited edition prints truly Limited to just a few hundred copies worldwide. Some stunning examples of his curling works still available are Winter’s Glory, A Season’s Gathering, Curling on the Tay and the newly released The Curlers Dream. These signed Limited Edition prints represent one of the best investments currently available in Scottish Art due to there unique nature and very limited numbers.
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