Paintings by Fife artists up for auction

The Mill Dam, Fife by George Leslie Hunter. Image: Woolley & Wallis

A painting by a Fife artist is expected to fetch between £40,000 and £60,000 pounds at auction later this month.

The rendering of the Mill Dam was completed by Scottish colourist George Leslie Hunter in 1923 and has a portrait of Tom Honeyman, a former director of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, on the back.

Hunter has 2 other works going under the hammer at the Woolley & Wallis Salerooms in Salisbury, with six paintings by William Gear from Methil also up for sale.

The auction, which features an eclectic mix of more than 460 works by British artists, also includes a painting by Edinburgh-born artist Craigie Aitchison.

Red Berries Montecastelli has been valued at between £10,000 to £15,000.

“We have a strong base of buyers interested in works by Scottish artists, so they always attract a great deal of attention,” said Paintings Specialist Victor Fauvelle.

“We are particularly pleased to include outstanding work by two of the Scottish Colourists in this auction. Their use of light and colour, although they used them in different ways, was very radical compared to the style of Scottish art at the time so I’m sure that they, along with the Craigie Aitchison, will appeal to many buyers.”

The auction takes place at The Old Sarum Galleries, Salisbury on Wednesday, December 13.

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