Thora Clyne - from her own studio


Tillywhally Cottage
Scotland, KY13 0RN


Phone: +44(0)1577-864297

Mobile: 07780 365 168




About the Artist


All images © Thora Clyne, all rights reserved


I am a Scottish painter-printmaker working from my own studio at home. I
taught part-time until 1993 at the Edinburgh College of Art, from where I
graduated in 1961 with Honours in Fine Art and an Andrew Grant Postgraduate
Scholarship and Travel Award.
I have exhibited regularly with the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Scottish
Society of Watercolour Painters and the Scottish Society of Women Artists, of
which I was a member, and in many shows in Great Britain and overseas.
As an associate member of the Society of Feline Artists, I have exhibited with
them at Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Art) Ltd, 124-126 The Cut, Waterloo, London
(1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003) and at the Clifton Gallery, Bristol
Member of Perthshire Open Studios and member of Fife Dunfermline
Printmakers Workshop.

"Caithness Landscape" oil exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 1968, purchased for Maternity Home,
St John's Wood.
"Garden" watercolour purchased from Royal Scottish Academy summer exhibition, 1970, by Prof. J.A.Strong for Western
General Hospital,Edinburgh.
"Shrimp Girl and Stones" watercolour purchased from auction by Dr John Munro for Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, 2003.
Two murals created with 1st year group of Edinburgh College of Art students in X-ray Dept., Sick Childrens Hospital, Edinburgh,1990.
Two week long Workshops held with John McNairn for SCADART, Stirling University and Creiff Hydro, in 1982 & 1983.



'Art in Bloom', Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, Scotland, 1993.
'Sheepshapes, Summer Scenes and Still Life', Lybster Gallery, Caithness, Scotland, 1993.
'Five at the Forth', Forth Gallery, Edinburgh, 1996.
Chessel Gallery, Edinburgh Festival, 1996.
Scotland's Gardens Scheme Summer Exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1996 & 1999.
Braveart, The Smith Gallery, Stirling, Scotland, 1996.
Morrison Portrait Award Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1991, 1995, 1997.
Society of Caithness Artists Annual Exhibition, Thurso, Scotland, 1997, 98, 99, 2000, 1, 2, 3 and 2005.
Highland open & Touring Exhibition, Inverness Art Gallery, 1998, 2001-2.
Summer Exhibition, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 1999.
NYAD2000 Group show, DFN Gallery, New York, USA.
Highland Arts, Glasgow Art Fair, 2002.
Hanover Fine Arts, Mixed Exhibition 11, Edinburgh, summer 2002.
Christmas Exhibition, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, 2002.
Edinburgh Printmaker's Workshop Gallery, Glasgow Art Fair '03, Glasgow.  April 2003.
Scotland's Gardens Scheme, Third Summer Exhibition, Glasgow.  May 2003.
The MacRoberts Open 2003 @ Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.  May 2003.
Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, The Duchess Anne Hall, Dunkeld.  June 2003.
19th International Festival Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh.  August 2003
Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts Postcard Exhibition, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow.  August 2003.
Paintings by Thora Clyne and Anthea Lewis at The African Furniture Gallery, Glasgow.  November 2003.
Children's Book Illustrations, The Scottish Book Trust, Edinburgh. Dec 2003 and also at Bonhoga Gallery,
Shetland, April 2004.
Hanover Fine Arts, Spring Mixed Exhibition (Part 1), Edinburgh. April - May 2004.
Wick Gala 50th Year Art Exhibition, Caithness, 2004.
Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Alumni Trust Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, 2004.
Small Paintings for Christmas Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, 2004.
Highland Open, Inverness and Wick, 2004; Thurso, 2004-5.
"Highland Open", Iona Gallery, Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie.  Final venue of 2004-5 exhibition. April 2005.
"Cats' Protection", National Cat Centre Exhibition by the Society of Feline Artists, Sussex, April 2005.
20th Anniversary Show, Hanover Fine Arts,  Edinburgh, May 2005.
The MacRoberts Open 2005, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow, May 2005.
Salon des Arts: "Challenge the Nail Exhibition 2005", London, June to July 2005.
Wick Gala Week Art Exhibition, Caithness, July 2005.
Creative Perthshire Exhibition, November 2005 and May 2006.
Christmas Fair, Scotlandwell, December 2005.
RGI Christmas Postcard Exhibition, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, December 2005.
Highland Open, Inverness, March - April 2006 and Thurso, August 2006.
21st Anniversary Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, May 2006.
Portmoak Festival Exhibition, Portmoak, June 2006.
Summer Mixed Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, July 2006.
Wick Gala Week Art Exhibition, Wick, July 2006
Society of Caithness Artists 71st Annual, Thurso, August 2006 and 2007
Highland Open, Kingussie, September - October 2006
Remix (100), 100 Artworks in CD cases and slides of landscape images, Lithuania, October 2006
Spring Mixed Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, May 2007
Creative Perthshire Festival Exhibition, Perth, 2007, 2008
Remix (100) Art in CD cases, Birnam Arts Centre, May 2007
Highland: Views and Visions, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, May to June 2007
Wick Town Improvements Art Exhibition, Wick, Caithness, June 2007
Portmoak Festival Art Exhibition 2007, June to July 2007
Hospitalfield Alumni Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, September 2007
Remix in China, International Arts Festival, Xiangtan University, Hunan Province, September 2007
Small Paintings for Christmas, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, 2002-3, 2005-6, 2007-8
Highland: Views and Visions, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, January 2008
Cats and Other Animals, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
"Painters for the Caley", Hanover Fine Arts Festival Exhibition, 2008
Remix, Perth Theatre, 2008
Paintings by Thora Clyne and Suzanne Mitchell-Henry, P.O.S. Event, Grouse and Claret Gallery, Kinross, 2008
"In Transit" Exhibition, PVAF, Birnam Institute, Perthshire, 2008
Three Artists, Hanover Fine Arts, June to July 2009:
Thora Clyne M.A. Hons Fine Art (Edin) - Landscapes, Flowers, Figures and Cats in oil, watercolour and print.
William Daniel Clyne D.A. (Edin) (1922-81) - Banffshire Landscapes and Figures in watercolour and ink.
Les Drummond D.A. (Edin) (1920-97) - Imaginative Works in acrylic and watercolour.
PVAF ONSCREEN, Perth Theatre, May to July 2009, slide images of works on show.
Own Studio Open Day, Perthshire Open Studios, September 2009.
Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Exhibitions, Celebrating Fife 2010, Dunfermline Library Gallery, September 2010 and
New City House, Fife Council, Dunfermline, October to November 2010.
Edinburgh Art Fair, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, November 2010.
Laurel Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, mixed exhibition, February 2011.
Perthshire Open Studios: Thora Clyne at Mew Gallery, September 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015.
"Two Artists", Bon Papillon Gallery/Cafe, Howe Street, Edinburgh, Feb to March 2012.
"Encounters with Place", PVAF Exhibition, Perth Theatre, October 2011 to March 2012.
Watercolour from Memories, demonstration and talk given to Perth Art Society, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, March 2012.
"Light, Colour, Land" group show, Bon Papillon Gallery/Cafe, Howe Street, Edinburgh, April 2013.
Hospitalfield Alumni Association Exhibition, Meffan Gallery, Forfar, 2013
RSW 3rd Open Annual Summer Exhibition, Meffan Gallery, Forfar, 2014
Portmoak Festival Art Exhibition, Kinross-shire, June 2014
Barn Gallery, Blackruthvenfield, Tibbermore, Perthshire, August to September 2015
Top-Up Gallery, Kinross Property, Breslin and Mckeen,  High St. Kinross, 2015
Print Exhibitions:
'Islands', Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 1996
'Homage to Senefelder', Edinburgh Printmaker Workshop, 1996
'XXX, Thirty Years of Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 1997
London Print Fair, London Art House, Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London, 1997
200 Years of Printmaking, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 1999
Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 2001, 2002
4th International Lithographic Symposium, Tidaholm, Sweden, 2002
2nd Dundee Print Open, DCA, University of Abertay and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 2002
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, McLellan Galleries, Oct-Nov 2002
Tower Gallery, Kirriemuir, 2008
"In the Deep Midwinter" print exhibition by FDPW at Stirling Art Gallery, December 2008
"Silver" 25 years of printmaking at Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop, Scion House, Stirlingshire, Aug to Oct 2009
Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta, Hong Kong, December 2010
Scottish Arts Club, Fife Printmakers Silver exhibition, January to February 2011
Silver Prints, FDPW, Fifespace, Glenrothes, March to April 2011
Society of Caithness Artists, Thurso High School, August 2011
RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
FDPW Summer Exhibition, Lochgelly Centre, 2013
International Print Biennial Impact 8, Dundee, Sept 2013
FDPW Annual Exhibition, St Andrews Museum, Fife, Sept/Oct 2014
FDPW, The Bruery, Dunfermline, Fife: invited exhibition of prints
FDPW, 17 artists, Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange, 2014, 2015
FDPW Frames Gallery Exhibition, 2015
Solo Exhibitions:
Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland, 1971.
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1975 & 1977.
Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness, Scotland, 1977.
Royal Bank of Scotland, Ladies Branch, Edinburgh, 1974, 1975 & 1979.
'A Northern Summer', Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, 1980.
'Cats Predominate', Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, 1982.
'A Wild Garden', Primrose Gallery, Haddington, Scotland, 1983.
'Memories', Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, 1985.
'Wild Places and the Company of Cats', N.B. Gallery, Loch Lomond, Scotland, 1986.
'Solitude', Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, 1991.
Group Exhibitions:
FDPW exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth. 2015
COAST Festival, Banff, May 2009:- curated William Daniel Clyne Retrospective Exhibition.
The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945 by David Buckman.
The Dictionary of Scottish Painters by Paul Harris and Julian Halsby.
Dictionary of Scottish Artists by Peter J. McEwan.
Who's Who in Art
"Welsh Blankets", lithograph, published in "Stone Lithography" by Paul Croft, 2001.
"Honey in the Wild" lithograph, published in "Plate Lithography" by Paul Croft, 2003, A & C Black.
John o' Groats Journal, Friday August 5th, 2011

During Perthshire Open Studios 2013, my oil painting “House, Torcello”
was purchased for Tullibole Castle, Crook of Devon, Kinross-shire.



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