Douglas Percy Bliss in Barra

Douglas Percy Bliss (1900-1984) was a painter and engraver. He was part of the group of artists associated with Eric Ravilious and Paul Nash, and was the director of the […]
Uist Arts Association Winter Show 2023

UAA

Jul 21, 2020

Douglas Percy Bliss (1900-1984) was a painter and engraver. He was part of the group of artists associated with Eric Ravilious and Paul Nash, and was the director of the Glasgow School of Art from 1946-64. 

He first visited Barra in 1927, producing a number of paintings and wood engravings. He returned at later dates, producing a series of paintings around 1934-7

Here’s his account of the 1927 trip:

View text at full size

Related Posts

Open Summer Exhibition 2022 Callout
Open Summer Exhibition 2022 Callout

It’s that time of year again: The days are long and the machair is blooming.  Our summer exhibition this year will be held in Taigh Chearsabhagh in Studios 1 and 2  There will be an retrospective exhibition of Judith Enwisle-Baker's work in Studio 3 running...

UAA Summer Open Exhibition 2022
UAA Summer Open Exhibition 2022

This year's Summer exhibtion runs from July 2nd to August 13th at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Lochmaddy. Work from Uist artists will be on view and available for sale. The information and sales desk in the gallery can also advise on our summer Art on...

Meet the Artist: Eilidh Stewart
Meet the Artist: Eilidh Stewart

Eilidh Stewart grew up on the Hebridean island of North Uist. She studied fine art at the University of The Highlands and Islands where she obtained a BA (HONS) in Fine Art during 2013. Each piece begins as small locational sketches which often aim to capture the ever...