Painter Jack Vettriano has sold a set of images for more than Â£1m. Bluebird at Bonneville went for Â£468,000 at a Sotheby’s auction held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. The painting was one of seven originally commissioned by London restaurateur and designer Sir Terence Conran in 1997. The sale is the second highest price for a Vettriano after the Singing Butler fetched Â£744,500 in 2004. Head of Scottish pictures at the auction house, Andre Zlattinger, said the popularity of the sale confirmed the demand for quality Scottish works. The series of seven paintings were for Sir Terence Conran’s Bluebird Club in Chelsea. They were among the artist’s first major commissions.
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The Kelpies are the largest pieces of equine art in the world , created by Scottish artist Andy Scott. The most successful Scottish artist of all time is Jack Vettriano .