About Us

Macfarlane Robson Fine Art sells paintings in both oils and watercolour and concentrates on artists from Scotland and the north of England from about 1870 onwards. 

Euan Robson, who writes about Scottish art history is presently a sole trader and set up his business three years ago.

Euan also works in public affairs specialising in education,  consumer affairs and energy.

He studied history and history of art at university and has long had a fascination for finding out about the lives and work of Scottish artists.

His first book, George Houston – Nature’s Limner was particularly well received and a second , Charles Oppenheimer  From Craftsman to Artist, was published in July 2012.

They are the first books ever written on both artists and took several years each to research and write. Both texts are full of information from primary sources and include the recollections of family, friends and people who knew the artists.

He also contributed to Kirkcudbright, 100 Years of an Artists’ Colony, a book about Scotland’s Artists’ Town published in 2000 by Atelier Books. Euan lives in Kelso in the Scottish Borders with his wife Valerie and their two daughters, Lucy and Olivia and their West Highland terrier.

The President of Kelso Angling Association, his passion for fishing was shared by both Oppenheimer and Houston who rarely returned from a day on the river without something in their creels!

Best Sellers

George Houston – Nature’s Limner, the first monograph to be published on the artist sets him in his rightful place in the history of Scottish landscape painting.

Charles Oppenheimer’s paintings are treasured possessions that are passed down the generations.

Bill Smith’s richly illustrated book is the first biography of Edward Atkinson Hornel, an artist who was one of the foremost of the Glasgow Boys.