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John Archbold, DA

Studied at Glasgow School of Art in Drawing & Painting.
Attended Jordanhill College of Education.

In 1977 he was appointed Itinerant Teacher of Art and Design Isle of Mull. In 1983 he became Principal Teacher of Art and Design at Tobermory High. Throughout his teaching career he continued to develop his own work. Archbold adopts the bluer light of the Hebrides and the rich variety of texture and colour presented by the sea and shore which has resulted in powerful statements about the land and seascapes of Mull.

John retired from teaching in 2010. He has been able to paint more and hopes his work will further develop in different directions. Currently he is concentrating on fundamental discipline and painting in the open air using various media hoping that this will encourage a fresh approach and a revitalisation of his studio pieces.

John welcomes visitors to his studio in Lochdon