Welcome To Melville Brotherstons Website

I am a well known artist who paints grand scenes in oils, pastels and watercolour.

I live in the idyllic rural area of Moniaive, Dumfriesshire where I paint full-time & tutor privately in drawing & painting. I studied at Edinburgh & Cumbria Colleges of Art & also hold a degree in art history from the Open University.

My art is concerned with light, colour and in expressing landscape in a dramatic way. Subject matter is based on my immediate home environment and the Isle of Arran, Sutherland and the Western Isles.

I have exhibited widely in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland (R.G.I. Glasgow & Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) and with Binotti Galleries in France and America. I am President of Dumfries & Galloway Fine Arts Society and Moniaive & District Arts Association.

My work has been influenced by Emile NÖlde, David Bomberg and the German Expressionists. Those who love my earlier work will be struck by the newfound power in the paintings on display.

Melville Brotherston

Arran