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fountain stone

Home to Artist Rosie Dobson
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Rosie Dobson
&
fountain STONE

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I am a wildlife artist and printmaker, based in the riverside hamlet of Bladnoch in south-west Scotland. I take inspiration from my wonderful surroundings here in Dumfries & Galloway,

with its rugged coastline, rich pastures, and deeply beautiful forests which provide natural habitats for so many different species of wildlife.

 

I have a lifelong love of birds, and they provide the main inspiration for my work – which is created using both relief and intaglio printing processes. Self-taught and learning all the time, my practice is developing to include an exploration of traditional etching processes which give my work the softer, time-worn look of old prints and book illustrations.

 

My love of old books, antiques and treasure-hunting is reflected in the items for sale in the Bladnoch shop. As well as second-hand natural history books, with illustrations by some of the artists who inspire my work - Agnes Miller Parker, C.F. Tunnicliffe and Barbara Greg to name a few, you will find; stunning wildlife photography by local artist Sean Clayton, sumptuous handwoven scarves by Wendy Erskine at Eden Textiles, beautiful handcrafted silver jewellery by Silver Wren & Oak, and many other treasures including antiques, vintage jewellery and collectables.

I grew up in the big-sky, flat fens of East Anglia before moving to Sussex to study English Literature. I settled in Derbyshire to start a family but relocated to this very special place after falling in love with it on a summer holiday. The Bladnoch shop is named for my very special grandmothers, Iris and Win.

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find fountain stone

The shop is located just a mile outside Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, and is just a stone's throw from Bladnoch Distillery. Find the shop about halfway down the main road through Bladnoch, opposite the river. On street parking available outside.
 
To plan your visit, please check opening times and accessibility information below.
 
 

26 Bladnoch,  Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 9AB

for enquiries
& commissions email hello@fountainstone.co.uk

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