Luxury Art Hotel – collection & events at 
5-star Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon

Art is central to the Lochgreen experience. Classic & contemporary works by esteemed artists ranging from E.A Hornel to Joe Hargan can be discovered & admired throughout the hotel’s every corridor, cranny & corner, whilst we are also regular hosts of art demonstrations & masterclasses.

Garnet Ruskin Wolseley

Born in London in 1884 Wolseley began his training at the Bushey School of Painting before winning a scholarship to University College London’s Slade School of Fine Art. After graduating, he moved to Newlyn, Cornwall, soon becoming good friends with Harold and Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, the latter noticeably influencing his early work.

Elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1925 he continued to exhibit at the RA and elsewhere before his death in 1967.

Edward Atkinson Hornel

A cousin of famous English zoologist & ethnographer, James Hornell, Hornel was born in Australia in 1864 to Scottish parents, although he returned to Scotland, Kirkcudbright when he was two. He began his training in Edinburgh, thereafter spending two years at Antwerp Academy where Vincent van Gogh also studied. On his return to Scotland, he met and collaborated with prominent Glasgow Boy member, George Henry. During this time he created his most famous works such as The Druids (1890) & Star in the East (1891).

Hornel bought Broughton House in his hometown of Kirkcudbright in 1901, where he would spend the rest of his life. Around this time, Hornel moved his focus away from the Glasgow Boys movement to concentrate on developing his own unique style.

Alan McGowan

Born in 1964 in Glasgow, Alan studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. Following graduation he has been in constant demand, widely exhibiting throughout the UK and internationally. Alan also teaches figure drawing, painting and anatomy for artists and has taught the UK’s leading institutions including the Royal Academy in London and The National Portrait Gallery and Edinburgh College of Art to name only a few.

Bill Costley

As owner of Lochgreen, Bill Costley is Lochgreen’s permanent ‘Artist in Residence.’ Bill’s boyhood love of art came before food and hospitality, however, he soon found that his creativity could be channelled into the fine-dining and luxury hospitality markets.

Born in Dumfries, Bill is mostly self-taught, with the vast majority of his recent work focusing on still life and jewelled coloured florals. A keen collector and supporter of Scottish art, Bill is keen to share his love of art, and his collection, with his guests.

Denise Findlay

Born in 1973 into a family with an incredible artistic pedigree – most notably Denise is the Great Great Granddaughter of Francis Henry Newbery. Newbury was the Director of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) between 1885 and 1917, during which time he was instrumental in the flourishing modernist Glasgow Style.

It was only natural that Denise would also study at the Glasgow School of Art. Following graduation in 1996, Denise’s paintings have attracted commercial demand and critical acclaim winning many prestigious awards including winning the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award three times.

Peter Howson

Born in 1958 in London, Howson studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Howson drew from his own life to inform his work, channelling his firsthand experiences with mental illness and war through haunting images that can be, at times, hard to look at. He notably served as Britain’s official war artist during the 1993 Bosnian Civil War, travelling and documenting the horrors of armed conflict, with his paintings regularly appearing in the London Times.

Howson is the recipient of numerous honours and awards for his contributions to the visual arts, notably including his appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2009 and the widespread reproduction of his images on a 1998 British postage stamp.

Joe Hargan

Born in Glasgow in 1952, Joe studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74. Joe soon established his own unique style, often humorously and/or ironically juxtaposing high/low culture. Joe has also been heavily involved in nurturing, supporting & promoting Scottish art throughout his career, presiding over some of Scotland’s most influential art institutions including Paisley Art Institute (1989-2000) and Glasgow Art Club (2018-).

Over the years Joe has been awarded a number of art prizes reflecting and rewarding the quality and breadth of his talent and contributions to art in Scotland. He continues to exhibit regularly throughout and the wider UK.

Craig Campbell

Born in 1960, Campbell studied at Glasgow School of Art after which spent several years as an illustrator in London before joining De Montfort Fine Art publishers. His work soon attracted the attention of the rich and famous – Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon) and the Trump family have both placed high-value commissions, while in 2007 a portrait of Tiger Woods sold at private auction in London for £42,000.

Marion Drummond

Born in Glasgow in 1958, Marion is mostly self-taught, albeit attending regular life classes. With a particular love for hillwalking, especially amongst Glasgow’s Blane Valley, Marion’s subject matter varies from figurative, floral, still life to landscape, although the focus is always on mastering light.

In 2007 Marion was named by the Glasgow Herald as one of the top 50 Scottish artists in whom to invest, while in 2018 she was awarded the PAI diploma.

Helen Turner

Helen Turner is a celebrated Scottish contemporary artist with an enviable reputation for landscape, still life and floral art as seen throughout our hotel.

Born in Scotland in 1937 with an innate artistic talent, once leaving school Helen joined the creative design studios of pre-eminent Scottish carpet manufacturer – James Templeton, whilst attending the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art at night to hone her passion for drawing and painting.

A documented textile designer for many years, with featured designs in some of the world’s most exclusive buildings such as the Waldorf Astoria; San Francisco Opera House and The New York Plaza, in later life Helen gave up her design career to become a full-time artist. This decision has been greatly rewarded with many awards, commendations and accolades over the years, no less becoming a Diplomat of the Paisley Art Institute [PAI] in 2001.

Lochgreen Events

Art Demonstration and Lunch with Seascape Artist Philip Raskin

Art Demonstration with two course Lunch & Wine - Bring your passions together, with Award Winning Fine Dining and Beautiful Art!

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Choose from one of our 31 incredibly spacious rooms & suites boasting king-size beds, large ensuites, impressive interiors, first-rate concierge & some of Ayrshire’s most spectacular coastal views.

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