Montrose Bamse Project Commissions Renowned Scottish Art Alan Herriot

The Montrose Bamse Project which is raising £50,000 to commission a statue of the legendary WW II Norwegian sea dog Bamse is delighted to announce the choice of renowned Scottish sculptor Alan Herriot.

18/01/2006 :: Based at Howgate, Midlothian, his works on display include:
51st Highland Division Monument in Breville, Normandy France
Schyndel  Holland and Perth Scotland
Ancient Mariner, Somerset England
Drummer Boy Memorial, Winchburgh,Scotland
Miners Monument, Newton Grange
Alan has been a professional artist since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1974 and over the last 20 years he has been Director of Endeavour Art Studios responsible for visitor attractions both in Scotland and abroad.  Examples of this include Scotts Liberating Trust Exhibition, Overloon, Holland;  Inverary Jail;  Fighting ships of Hartlepool;  and Aros Centre Skye.  Alan's paintings and book illustrations hang in private collections around the world.
The distinguished Selection Panel of judges, chaired by Dr Anthony Sutton, included Angus Director of Cultural Services Norman Atkinson, celebrated artist Dr. James Morrison, international sculptor Dr Alastair Ross and award winning architect Benjamin Tindall. Entries of the highest calibre were received from throughout the UK. Alan Herriot brings to this project not only his expertise but the enthusiasm and commitment to create a faithful rendition of Bamse the heroic St Bernard dog whose legend will now live forever.
The Montrose Bamse Project is confident of a major work of art which will enhance not only the Royal Burgh of Montrose but which will add to the cultural assets of Angus and indeed of Scotland. It is expected to attract visitors both from the United Kingdom and from overseas, particularly Norway. 
For further information please contact:
Henny King, Director Montrose Bamse Project
Tel/Fax: 01382 350 244. Mobile: 07841 571 747
Alan Herriot, Sculptor
Tel: 01968 670 387. Fax: 01968 670 687

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Bamse with his Norwegian Navy hat

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