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The Royal an Lochan

Artwork at the Royal

The Royal an Lochan has always been a champion of local artists as we have their artwork adorning the walls of our restaurant and lounges and are active supporters of the many art galleries in and around Tighnabruaich, Cowal and Argyll.

The Harbour Gallery at The Royal

We have joined forces with local artist Stuart Herd and his Harbour Gallery in Tarbert and Ullapool to show over 150 pieces of artwork which are available for sale all year round in the Harbour Gallery at The Royal.

Stuart is a prolific artist who sells his work throughout the UK.

His speciality is detailed realism style landscape and seascape canvases and while the subjects of his paintings predominantly feature the landscapes of Argyll he often ventures further afield throughout Scotland to paint with the result that his portfolio contains a rich variety of Scotland’s scenery.

The works on show in the hotel includes around 40 Stuart Herd original paintings as well as framed and mounted Stuart Herd prints, framed vintage original memorabilia, including local charts, maps, travel literature and adverts, and as a whole reflects the huge range of art work sold at The Harbour Gallery in Tarbert.

For more information about Stuart Herd and to see examples of his art work including original paintings, framed and mounted prints and more visit the Harbour Gallery website.

Anne Hewitt

Tighnabruaich based Anne Hewitt is a self taught artist who relocated to Argyll from London to enjoy a more relaxed, rural lifestyle and is now a professional artist working from her art studio in Tighnabruaich.

She is inspired by the wonderful scenery of Argyll and her paintings of evocative seascapes – wild or calm, yachts and trawlers surrounded by seabirds battling the elements, beaches, gleaming water and the local wildlife really capture the area’s natural atmosphere and bring Argyll to life.

Anne works mostly with oils for the richness and depth of colour and although she is a versatile artist with a keen eye for detail she is always interested to learn how other artists work and to try out new methods and techniques.

A selection of her work is on display at her art studio in Tighnabruaich, on her website Anne Hewitt Artist and also in the Hotel as part of a continuous exhibition of art in association with Stuart Herd’s The Harbour Gallery in Tarbert.

Sea Glass Jewellery

Tighnabruaich seaglass jewellery Jane Ross Seaglass ScotlandAlso on display and for sale in the Hotel is the beautiful and unique handmade jewellery created by Jane Ross of Seaglass From Scotland.

Each piece is made from materials found on Scottish beaches and shorelines, some from the beach at Tighnabruaich right in front of the Royal an Lochan, which Jane cleans up and varnishes to enhance the finish and depth of colour.

As Jane says “every piece of seaglass, ceramic and seashell has been handpicked from the beach or shore designated – guaranteed” which she has fashioned into eyecatching pendants that really stand out with their attractive and vibrant colours.

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