William Dobbie was born in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city; world famous for its shipbuilding. Growing up here on the banks of the River Clyde, where the Queen Mary and the most famous tall ship of all, the Cutty Shark were built, he found himself in love with and inspired by a rich maritime heritage.
His artistic abilities were recognised at an early stage, winning him gold and silver medals for art while still at school. Following his graduation from the Glasgow School of Art, he began to build an impressive reputation at home and internationally. His original work can be seen in the board rooms of major brewing companies, national charities and advertising agencies as well as in the homes of lovers of fine paintings.
He was the Official Artist to the Tall Ships’ visit to the Clyde in 1999 and again on their return visit to the Clyde in 2011. Following a major health challenge in 2013, his recent exhibitions include the Royal Gourock Yacht Club in 2014, the Tall Ship at Riverside in 2015 and The Boarding House at Howwood in 2016 and marks a return to form of one of Scotland's most renowned artists.
A note from the artist
I hope the website gives you a sense of the range of my work and the quality of the skills involved in producing each painting. If any of the images inspires you or makes you think of a particular picture that you would like to own, please contact me below.
The website offers a number of fine art prints in certain sizes. Most of these can be reproduced in customised sizes.
If you would like to be kept up to date with new images as they appear on the website, get information about my forthcoming exhibitions and special offers, please use the contact form below and mention 'newsletter'. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. Regards, William Dobbie.