Tour Guide – Charlie Hall

CHARLIE HALL IS A TOUR GUIDE WITH KIRKER HOLIDAYS, A LEADING CULTURAL TOUR OPERATOR “Italy is my specialist subject and I’m there about four months of the year. I’ve been going since the ‘60s as a child, when my father set up the John Hall Venice Course for students taking a gap year (although it wasn’t called that then), which [more]

Sir John Leighton

Director General – Sir John Leighton

SIR JOHN LEIGHTON, Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland, discuss his new book, ‘100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland’, and the challenges facing many art institutions in economically trying times. “This is my selection of a hundred highlights from the collection of the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery [more]

Anna Martin

Art Tutor – Anna Martin

A PAINTING HOLIDAY TUTOR Anna Martin is an art tutor for groups on paintings holidays in Andalucia, southern Spain. “Being an art tutor on a painting holiday means that you have a variety of locations to inspire people, be it a rugged beach, a Moorish castle or a whitewashed village. I start with a demonstration [more]

Bob Breeze

Gallery Owner – Bob Corsie

A COMMERCIAL GALLERY OWNER Bob Corsie runs Breeze Art Gallery, which has branches in Peebles, Edinburgh, North Berwick, Loch Lomond and Glasgow. “The distinction between commercial galleries and other galleries is that we are an ‘art for all’ business. We’re very keen to promote art on a broad scale to a wide range of the [more]

Julie Read

Art Educator – Julie Read

AN INDEPENDENT ART EDUCATOR Julie Read founded the website Portfolio Oomph to advise secondary school students in the application process for entry into art college. “You might think that your portfolio should be your advanced Higher course work, but students realise when they go to open days at colleges that what is expected is not [more]

Marion Kane creates silver and gold jewellery and tableware

Silversmith – Marion Kane

A SILVERSMITH Marion Kane creates silver and gold jewellery and tableware. Her work is in museums and private hands, including celebrity customers. “Most days I’ll be sitting at the bench getting on with the orders. The jeweller’s bench has a recess cut out to sit in. You have a bench peg, which is like a [more]