Sylvia WishartRSA Born: 1936
Place of Birth: Stromness
Wishart was an Orkadian who had always painted. She was encouraged by artist and poet friends to attend Gray's School of Art as a mature student. She then taught in Aberdeenshire, Lewis and Orkney before taking a position at Gray's and moving to a cottage on Ythan Estuary at Howe near Tarty. It is with Orkney that she is most associated and most of her work is still on the islands. She had a studio initially on the pier at Stromness, which became the Pier Art Centre to house the collection of her great friend Margaret Gardiner. After a major refurbishment, the gallery reopened with a Wishart exhibition in 2007. Her home was at Heatherybraes looking over Hoy Sound and St John's Head: a vista of fields, shores and distant cliffs which was her favourite subject.
We are currently looking for work by Sylvia Wishart, if you have any works you are interested in selling please contact The Gallery.
Evening Window with Bracken View details
Broken Croft, Rackwick View details
Broken Croft, Rackwick1969pen and ink wash drawingH:24.5cm W:34.5cmSoldBroken Trawler View details
Broken Trawler1987coloured etchingH:45cm W:84cmSoldOrkney Landscape View details
Orkney Landscape1968oil on boardH:78cm W:52cmSoldThe Hurricane Lamp View details
The Hurricane Lamp1968oil on boardH:68cm W:40cmSoldLewis View details
Lewis1960watercolourH:47cm W:52.5cmSoldRuined Croft Rackwick View details
Ruined Croft Rackwick1969oil on boardH:51cm W:92cmSoldAt Stromness Harbour View details
At Stromness Harbour1970pen & wash on cardH:40cm W:50cmPrice on ApplicationSoldBobby Greig’s Close, Stromness View details
Bobby Greig’s Close, Stromness1965oil on boardH:63cm W:43cmSoldRackwick, Orkney, 1968 View details
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