Quieter Times.
retrospective exhibition of the works of
Scott and Dorothy Turnbull

   The family friends of Scott and Dorothy Turnbull are pleased to present a selection of the couple’s fascinating works dating from the from 1910 through to 1975.

  Scotty started training in the RFC on the first of April 1918, probably in Ontario Canada where he joined the aviation school. He was training in the Royal Flying Corps just as it became the RAF. He survived the First World War so in this, the 100th commemorative year of his joining the RFC and the centenary of the start of the RAF it is fitting that these works are brought together for display for the first and possibly only time.

   These paintings are not for sale but visitors are welcome to take photographs and reproduce them as they wish but a small contribution to RAF charities? would be appreciated.
Also in aid RAF charities of we have a selection of hand made cards available to buy. 

   We hope you enjoy this exhibition in memory of ‘Scotty’ and all who served in the RFC. They were people who had lives before the great war, won through it and a few went on with their lives afterwards.

Andrew Scott Turnbull

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A compilation of what we have found so far about Scotty
Dorothy and Scotty. Unknown location.
A right angle view of the Farm.
A view of a farm near Woolacombe Bay in Dorset
These pages are being developed and may not be accurate yet. Much of it is speculation, extrapolation, guesswork and rumour. Anyone with more, or more accurate, information please email me. Jim.
Apple blossom
The paintings of Andrew Scott Turnbull :-

Apple Orchard

 32"x 38" wide including frame

Oil on Canvas  

loaned by Josephine Hewlett

 Dorset Farm. Mid Morning.

24” x 36” including frame 
Oil on Canvas. 
Early 1960s

Believed to be in the Woolacombe bay area of Dorset and seen at a right angle from the next picture down.

 loaned by J Hewlett

Dorset Farm. Mid Afternoon.

24” x 36” including frame 
Oil on Canvas. 
Early 1960s

Believed to be in the Woolacombe bay area of Dorset and seen at a right angle from the next picture up.

loaned by J Hewlett

Mountain scene. Unknown Swiss location.

16” x 19” wide  
Oil on Canvas. 
Early 1960s

loaned by J Hewlett

​Vase with wild flowers in window

17" by 20" wide

Oil on Canvas

Loaned by R. Lovell 

The Turnbull family lived in St Albans. If anyone from this area has information about them or maybe even further paintings produced by the couple we would be very interested to hear from them. In particular we would like to trace a fine portrait that that Scott painted of his wife in the early years of their marriage.


Andrew Scott Turnbull  1900 - 1980(?)    

   Working at first as a bank clerk, in the early 20th century Andrew Scott Turnbull, known as Scotty, was a talented young artist with a promising career ahead of him.  
   He was a contemporary and close friend of Augustus John with whom he shared a studio 

  Scotty went on to serve in the latter part the First World War as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps / RAF based in the UK service number 173914

   Although he continued to paint during the First World War and on through to the 1970s (?) after his war time experience he declined to sell any of his work commercially.  

   As a result his many paintings are mainly held by members of his family and friends. many were passed on to the Hewlett family by Elizabeth McAlpine (nee Wilkinson) a life long friend from Low Hill Farm in Hampshire

   His paintings depict rural and coastal scenes in a Post-Impressionist style which is as fresh today as when they were painted. 
​Scott and Dorothy Turnbull in  their later years. The photo is believed to be taken at 'the big house' on Elizabeth's Low Hill Farm in Hampshire around 1980