THE CROFT STUDIO, established in 1968, is the home of the Budge family, Daisy, Pamela and Donald, who can be seen working together on the premises.Founder Daisy Budge (nee Jepson) born 1914 in Leeds, and a scholarship student at Leeds College of Art, first saw the Isle of Skye when sailing the west coast with her father. She loved it so much that she returned several times and later married islander, Roderick Budge of Dunvegan. When work took them to England, Daisy taught art in private schools for years, but her love of Skye remained strong and she retired to Skye in 1968 to open THE CROFT STUDIO.
Pamela Budge (nee Mead) born in Wiltshire near to Stonehenge, grew up with a love of ancient history and the natural world. She married Donald Budge in 1972 and moved with him to the Isle of Skye to help Daisy extend the range of artwork in THE CROFT STUDIO. Pamela has been working here for over 30 years now and specializes in wild life studies as well as the wonderful scenery of the west coast, Celtic designs and mythology.
Donald Budge trained and worked for many years as a litho printer before joining his mother Daisy in THE CROFT STUDIO. He produces high quality Giclee prints and greetings cards from Daisy and Pamela’s original artwork, and runs an extensive framing service offering a wide selection of mouldings. Donald operates a computerized mount-cutting machine and provides a service stretching tapestries and cross-stitch, available throughout the year.
Daisy’s and Pamela’s paintings hang in homes all over the world – Commissions welcome!
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