The Singing of the Foxes

  This volume began life as a new collection of poems. Sadly due to the death of its author, the poet George Bruce, in 2002, it was transformed into a collection of final and uncollected poems. The book begins with a number of poems written especially for the artist John Bellany – one of these is the title poem ISBN 978-0-9543961-1-4 £9.99 The Singing of the Foxes  Read More

Today Tomorrow

Polygon 2001. Preface by Edwin Morgan. Collected and edited by Lucina Prestige. Cover Illustration by John Bellany. This book contains a lifetime’s experience of making poems, which is reflected in the wide range of subject matter. From observations of life in a Scottish fishing port to poems about the great painters of the world – El Greco, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh and others, and finally the painter John Bellany, Today Tomorrow... Read More

Woman of the North Sea

Throughout his long life, the poet George Bruce (1909-2002) had a strong affinity with the visual arts and artists. A former BBC arts producer and critic for The Sunday Times, he wrote on painting and sculpture and on many artists including Anne Redpath, Robin Philipson and James Cumming. In his final years, as well as producing Through the Letterbox with Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, he also worked with his friend, the artist, John Bellany, on two special... Read More

The Sacred Sea

In contrast to Woman of the North Sea, the second and final collaboration takes the opposite tack. Bellany’s etchings are the artist’s response to seven of Bruce’s best known poems. Dimensions 17 x 15.5 inches; 44 x 39 cm. Price £1,500 per copy. Limited edition (30 copies signed by Bellany). A limited number of individual etchings are also available at £250 each. Prospective purchasers are advised that as these are limited editions,... Read More

John Bellany

John Bellany CBE RA HRSA John Bellany is one of the most influential Scottish painters since the Second World War. Throughout his career he has painted elemental allegories encompassing the complexities of the human condition. His work is anchored in the rich poetry of the sea and its myths, making Bellany the perfect artist to collaborate with George Bruce, also a poet of the sea. The two portfolios Woman of the North Sea and The Sacred Sea are... Read More