John Leitch

John Leitch paints in a vigorous style, which is lively, colourful and painterly. His family roots in Argyll and his travels throughout Ardnamurchan and the Western Isles during his years as a traditional musician inspired much of his painting. From sketches and photographs, taken on location, his work captures the unique light so identifiable with that part of the Scottish coast. His approach is impressionistic and shows a wide range of influences from The Scottish Colourists to Matisse in both Oil and Watercolour.

"My work is concerned with capturing the lasting impression of 'place' through pattern and colour rather than an attempt at depicting every blade of grass or every grain of sand".

After graduating from The Glasgow School of Art (B.A.Hons 1st class) in 1979 John has had a 30 year career as a Teacher of Art (M.A. Ed), been curator of his own gallery (Rainbow's End Gallery, Moffat), been a professional musician and has exhibited widely resulting in him becoming a popular artist with work in collections worldwide, including works in the permanent collections of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow and the Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. From his first one man show at the Gracefield Arts Centre in 1981 he has exhibited extensively over the years in many of Scotland’s leading galleries, including;

The Open Eye, Edinburgh

The Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

The Broughton Gallery

The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld

John Leitch’s work is available via this site at prices ranging from £250 to £1,500 reflecting savings of up to 50% on commercial gallery prices.  We believe that by selling directly to you we can offer exceptional 'value for money' on original works of art.

John Leitch is also an avid collector of Scottish painting with a keen interest in the Kirkcudbright School of Artists. Most of the fine art works for sale on this site are from his personal collection, that has been amassed over the past 30 years, and are therefore generally 'new' to the market.

The images below are from a series of coastal works.

John Leitch: 'Distant View of Jura' Watercolour: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Late Evening, Ardnamurchan' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Luskentyre, Harris' Watercolour: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Traigh Rhu, Skye' Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Yachts off Arisaig' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Rhum from Sanna, Ardnamurchan' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Yachts in the Sound of Iona' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Sailing off Iona' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Iona' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Towards Lochranza, Arran' Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'Late Summer, Ardnamurchan' : oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'August, Ardnamurchan' : Oil: Click for more information. John Leitch: 'White Sands, Morar' Mixed Media: Click for more information.