I have always been interested in “really seeing” and wishing to capture the world around me. Before taking photographs, I sketched, in a style that paid meticulous attention to detail. My observation was acute but I lacked a freedom in translating it to paper. Photography has allowed me to be freer and more abstract in my art, where I work intuitively, allowing the photograph to come to me. I will feel an excitement and a connection with the subject, an instinct that this is special, and it is.

Since 2010, I have exhibited annually, on themes such as land- and townscapes, reflections and music. Some of my work is representational and celebrates simple beauty, while others are more abstract allowing the viewer to discover the uniqueness of each scene for themselves.

A major trend in my photographic work is that of reflections. They catch my eye wherever I go. I love the multi-dimensional result they bring to a subject, a poised moment of contemplation, freeing the imagination of the viewer, allowing it to travel beyond its usual limitations and boundaries. The photographs reveal that the hum drum of daily life can be viewed from a different inner space, breaking through barriers in self-awareness, and perhaps jog some movement in the inner workings of the mind allowing new perspectives to be revealed.

For myself, many of the images are like gateways to other worlds and am often surprised at their depth. Many symbolize and often awaken, personal experiences I am living at the time and are a voyage of discovery for myself.

I invite you to just be here, be still, and savour the moment.


29 July – 1 August 2016: Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail
23-25 May 2015: Spring Exhibition, Ringford Hall 
1-4 August 2014: Greyfriars House, Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail
29 April – 17 May 2014: “From the reeds“, Tolbooth Arts Centre (small gallery), Kirkcudbright [view short video]
1-30 April 2014: “Reflectrospective“, A’ the Airts, Sanquhar
2-5 August 2013: “Parish Church Project”, Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail
10-27 April 2013: “Nowhere to be but here“, Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright [view video of the exhibition]
1-13 October 2012: “Celebrating photography”, Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright
3-6 August 2012: Greyfriars House, Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail
8-25 February 2012: “Reflections on Kirkcudbright”, Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright
29 July–1 August 2011: Greyfriars House, Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail
27 June 2011: The Selkirk Hotel, Kirkcudbright – ongoing
11– 24 April 2011: “Reflections on Venice”, The Nail Factory, Dalbeattie
30 July–1 August 2010:  Peace Cottage, Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail

Contact details
Stewart D Baillie
Tel: +44 (0)7732 636196; e-mail: s.baillie572@btinternet.com

4 Responses to “Welcome”
  1. Christine Forrester says:

    Hi Stewart. Managed to have a look at your photos. Lovely and very different. Look forward to seeing more! Christine (we met at Phils Frames today)

  2. william says:

    Excellent site!

  3. Rosie Harper says:

    Wow, such unusual pictures, your style is really amazing, can’t wait to see your stuff at your exhibitions.

  4. Great photos – especially like the Reflections on Venice.

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