Hugh Dodd - Golf Artist
Hugh Dodd is a contemporary Scottish artist and illustrator working in oil and watercolour. An established figurative and landscape painter, his recent work has focused on the art of golf through a series of oils, watercolours and prints of some of Scotland's celebrated courses from St Andrews, Muirfield and Loch Lomond to golfing landmarks such as the Swilken Bridge and Gullane Hill.
As a feature writer and editor, Hugh has contributed to a wealth of Scottish and UK periodicals, journals, books, and magazines since 1980. His articles on golf, art, antiques, history and interviews with Scottish celebrities have had wide appeal and cover a spectrum of Scottish sporting and artistic activity over the last four decades
Hugh has exhibited widely since 1980 with solo shows at Colnaghi, and the Chris Beetles Gallery in London and The Scottish Gallery and Edinburgh Gallery in Edinburgh. His work canbe found in numerous private and public collections throughout the world and appears in books, prints and cards.
The West Links of North Berwick, an Open Championship qualifying course, hosts some of the world's finest and most beloved golf holes. From the course's edge on the 14th 'Perfection' the fairway stretches from west to east to end at the edge of the beach. Directly adjacent is the famous 'Redan', re-created at the National Golf Links of America in New York. From this vantage point you see the elegant facade of the Marine Hotel, with the town, bay and harbour of North Berwick and the Bass Rock beyond.