We first came across Bill in 2007 when we wanted a picture painted of our newly built house near Aberfeldy. Impressed by his attention to detail and natural style we commissioned Bill to paint the house we had designed. Delighted with the result, we’ve since purchased several more of Bill’s watercolours. When we were renovating Torlinnhe, we thought it would be a lovely idea to display a selection of Bill’s work in our guest lounge. The small exhibition is reglularly updated and includes a few pictures we have purchased as well as some on loan from Bill and available for sale. Bill is currently working on a number of new scenes local to Fort William including Ben Nevis and the West Coast, more of which we hope to be showing over the next few months.
Bill worked as a carpet designer for 53 years both in the UK and in America—as Bill says, people walk on his work in many of the world’s luxury hotels! Painting has always been a hobby of Bill’s. Painting in watercolour, acrylic and pastels his subject matter is varied and includes European as well as Scottish scenes. Bill and his wife Margot moved back to Pitlochry in 2005 to be nearer their grandchildren. Happy to be back in his native Scotland, Bills intention is to paint the country’s landscape and flowers in abundance! Demand for Bill’s work is increasing and he was asked to exhibit at the Arts Centre and Theatre at Pitlochry in March 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as numerous local exhibitions around Scotland since then.
Many of the works featured in the exhibition are available for sale. Prices are marked in GB pounds sterling eg 295GBP. To purchase contact us with your email address and the picture you are interested in - we will arrange for Bill to contact you direct to arrange the sale and shipment of the picture. Bill also undertakes individual commissions on request.
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Well, we seem to have done it again! We now have a TA certificate of Excellence for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!! SIX years at the top, thanks to all those kind guests that have generously taken the time to post such positive reviews of their stay with us.
Repeatedly receiving the award is great. It is even better to know that into our seventh year at Torlinnhe we are still providing the levels of comfort and hospitality our guests expect from us. Long may it continue! Here's to the future and many more visitors and new friends.
We now have some exciting new pictures by Scottish Artist Bill King on show in our lounge. See our gallery page for a short biography and some examples of Bill's work
Our three double/twin rooms can be configured either as a twin with two separate single beds or as a superking size double with one large bed for two people. We also have one double room which is always one large bed for two people, a triple room which contains three single beds and a single room with just one single bed. For stays of two nights or more, if you prefer we can make up our triple room with a superking size double bed and a separate single. Please ensure you book the right type of room and let us know how you want it configured on your booking. We will do our best to ensure everything is as comfortable as we can make it for you.