Tom Shanks RSW, RGI, PAI (1921–2020) is widely respected as one of the most talented Scottish landscape painters. He is known for his evocative watercolour paintings of the West Highlands which he loved since childhood. It was at the age of seven that his parents first took him from his Glasgow home to the Isle of Skye and this visit had a profound effect upon him, becoming his inspiration for a lifetime of painting. Rosalyn McKenna was lucky enough to meet Tom and spend time with him in the last few years of his life. Rosalyn feels privileged to have known him and to have become a custodian of his portfolio of work.
Rosalyn McKenna is the owner of Tighnabruaich Gallery. Rosalyn attended Glasgow School of Art before going onto study History of Art at York University. Her first job was as Exhibitions & Publicity Officer at York Art Gallery before becoming Assistant Curator for Arts Learning across all York Museum’s Trust sites. Between 2004 -2011 Rosalyn worked in Glasgow Museums as Learning & Access Curator, based at the Burrell Collection, GoMA, GMRC, Scotland Street School and the People’s Palace. In 2011 Rosalyn relocated to Argyll working as a freelance Arts Educator before taking over Tighnabruaich Gallery in 2017.
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