David Beattie – Bio
A mechanic by trade. I worked six years at The Scottish Borders Council, working on heavy goods lorries, heavy plant and light vehicles, before moving on to the fabrication workshop for a time in welding lathe work. Throughout this period, during lunch breaks, I began sketching - the subject being various motoring related pieces. I would leave my sketches on the table, and after a time my workmates encouraged me to resume my interest in art that I shown in school, and go to art college. I decided to renew my passion for art after my apprenticeship was finished, so once achieved I left to pursue a career in motoring related art.
My main passion is Stain Glass. Having grown up in a house with glass panels, I became heavily influenced, and throughout my childhood I wanted to learn how to do Stain Glass. The thought that a panel can last over 100 years, provided it not broken, is a impressive thought. The light element of Glass, takes a drawing and makes it more ethereal, and adds something special that is always changing. My passion is mechanical things: aviation, trains and motoring, as well as anything related to traditional machinery. My windows are constructed using a mix of traditional methods and modern techniques.
Glen Douglas Art Exhibition - Glen Douglas Hall, Jedburgh - 2009 to 2011
Vintage Car Show - Spring Wood Park, Kelso - 2010 to Present
Vintage Car Show - Lindean Park, Selkirk - 2010 to Present
Glen Douglas Art Exhibition - Glen Douglas Hall, Jedburgh - 2014
Phone: 07706 443140
Mailing Address: The White House, Elm Park, Selkirk, TD7 4LQ