On a recent trip to Scotland I came across the paintings of several artists belonging to a group known as the Glasgow School. The collective work of this group flourished from the 1890s to around 1910. The popularity of these artists was influenced by the heightened economy at the turn of the century in Glasgow. It directly led to an influx in contributions in architecture, design and painting—especially associated with the Art Nouveau movement.

There were examples of these works in many of the museums I visited, including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum. I was particularly drawn to the collections of these Scottish Colourists and especially impressed by the work of husband and wife team, glass-artist Margaret MacDonald and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.