GORDON BRYCE RSA RSW was born in Edinburgh in 1943. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where his tutors were Sir Robin Philipson and Sir William Gillies. His love of colour and texture stems from that time and has remained with him since. After graduating, Gordon moved to Aberdeen, to Gray's School of Art, where he was appointed as a Lecturer in Printmaking. He later became head of Fine Art at Gray's, a post he held from 1986 to 1995 when he began to paint full time.
Following in the Scottish Colourist tradition, Gordon Bryce captures the landscape around Aberdeen - the River Dee through the seasons, midwinter hill farms and the thick birch woods that surround his house - with a confidence in colour second to none. He also paints powerful seascapes of east and west coast Scotland and Still Life.
Gordon Bryce is now a highly established figure, and his contribution to the art world is immense. His exhibitions both in London and in Scotland have spanned nearly 30 years. He has won numerous awards Including the RSA Latimer Award, May Marshall Brown Award, Shell Expo Premier Award and Sir William Gillies travelling scholarship. His work is in many Private and Public Collections worldwide including those of Flemings Collection and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
He plays an active role in the Royal Scottish Academy, of which he is a senior member, continuing to support the next generation of artists.