Online Art Gallery of original
paintings, private commissions, limited edition prints and private tuition and art classes by Scottish artist John Stoa
This website shows original paintings and fine art prints including
and romantic art, and
figurative paintings with
the artist's Scottish model, flower paintings, and John's other
love, snow scenes in Scotland, in his winter
early summer trip to Islay and Jura in the Inner Hebrides last year,
gave John many ideas for a range of Scottish
landscape watercolour paintings. The trip coincided with the
annual whisky festival on Islay, an occasion not to be missed.
A range of contemporary stretched box canvas, which do not need
framing, painted with large bold flowers and still life can be seen
at Box Canvas Art and landscape
paintings of Rait village in Perthshire at triptych
Art Collection and Archive
Landscape Paintings , and Winter
Art Paintings , and Figurative Art
Capture that special moment with a private commission for your favourite landscape, pet, home, event or a very special lady portrait or nude of any age.
Affordable Art Prints
Art prints are now available of most of John's original paintings. They are all A4 size and priced at £20 each delivered free in UK. A new website page has been created to show the best of these at art prints.
Delivery in UK)
John's fine art prints ( over
30 ) extend the range with Scottish
towns including Edinburgh, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and Perth.
As Dundee is John's home town he has naturally created several prints
of Dundee City in all seasons and as a sunset and beach landscape
picture of Broughty Ferry.
scenes include the Scottish
Highlands, with fantastic atmospheric feeling in Glencoe, and the
Isle of Skye, and sailing boats on romantic Loch Lomond for those
in a loving mood. More Romantic
images include landscape watercolour paintings of sunset at
Broughty Ferry, figure studies, sensual art, nude models, and red
to one tuition can be arranged to suit those who desire a more intensive
approach to improving their artistic abilities.
A range of lessons can be structured to individual needs in John's Dundee studio with sessions of two hours with a fee of £25 per
started working life in 1959 as a gardener in Dundee and his horticultural
career advanced at a fast pace with travel all over Britain, and
a head full of landscaping ideas, however, he always painted in
his spare time as a form of art therapy, then as he found success
with his love of painting, he became a full time artist in 1992.
The home garden is now the hobby.
To see more details on John's CV click this link to his bibliography
John gets the 2008 TOP AWARD
John rented a plot in 2006 on Dundee City Council's City Road Allotment
Garden site to grow crops, and find a new source of ideas to paint
with old sheds, greenhouses, fences and walls and dilapidated garden
structures of great character perfect to capture on canvas.
Some of these paintings can be seen on this link to allotment
John is also experimenting with growing a new fruit crop of Saskatoons
on his allotment garden and keeping a diary of events as the young
a look on the progress of John's superfood
Saskatoons , the new berry
to hit the fruit garden. The bushes
produced their first small crop of fruit in July 2007, after a record
breaking spell of wet and sunless weather, so early superfood tastings
left a lot to be desired. However although 2008 was even worse it
did get excellent weather up to the end of May so the resultant
second crop of 9 lbs was quite good.
The 2009 crop was fantastic with an average of 5 pounds fruit from
each bush, then in 2010 I had more fruit than I could use.
A long severe winter seemed to suit the bushes and our 2011 crop was immense, so the fruit is now being used to brew some fantastic wine.
2012 summer proved a difficult time (wettest on record) so cropping was not at its best, but 2013 gave us a brilliant heatwave with excellent fruit crops.
The success was featured on television when Jim McColl from
the Beechgrove Garden filmed John, his allotment and his saskatoon
adventures, then the following year the saskatoons were featured on Landward TV.
More information on my saskatoon page.
The home and garden of artist John Stoa from Dundee can be seen
from these thumbnail links.
This garden is well planted, mature and has a wealth of subject
matter ready for painting.
Please feel free to have a wander around the garden by clicking
the link to Scottish garden pictures,
or these other links Outdoor
Plants and then Fruit Growing, and for the
patio gardener, Hanging baskets
,and Flowering Bulbs
, and then a border for the Rose
and from November to March, in the dark months the Winter
Garden is outstanding with the bright colours.
John is now writing a weekly gardening feature for the Dundee Courier on Saturday.
It will be archived in The Artist and his Garden blog.
Last week we were looking at all the different maple trees, and this week we are pruning fruit bushes and trees.
Interior Design and Corporate Art
Large contemporary paintings and stretched box canvas can be very
appropriate for Corporate and interior
The studio can be found on this
map of Dundee.
To enquire about the price of any painting please phone or email John at his studio in Dundee and to make a purchase, see the buy
art online page.
17a Menzieshill Road, Dundee, DD2 1PS, Scotland UK
Telephone : 44 (0) 1382 665879
Email : email@example.com
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