Alistair Flattely born November 1922 in Inverness, died 29th May 2009 in Dorchester,Dorset aged 86.
He was a distinguished landscape painter, teacher and administrator. His work was acquired by important public, corporate and private collections. He exhibited widely including permanent collections. L'Institute Francais Ecossais 1942, Scottish National gallery of Modern Art, Royal Academy London and the Royal Scottish Academy.
Flattely studied at Glasgow university interrupted by Second World war army service as a 'Flash Spotter.' Persistent bronchitis ended his army career. During his time in uniform this is where he developed his interest in landscape painting, so entered Edinburgh College of Arts in 1945. Here his horizons were widened with a series of scholarships and prizes taking him to Paris, Stockholm, Spain to name a few. In 1952 he qualified to teach which he did in England and Scotland, becoming the Principle of Gray's School of Art from 1972-87. As with many painter who must teach to live, his surviving picture indicate that had he been able to spend more time drawing and at the easel, he would have been better know to the art-buying public.
After his retirement the Flattely's settled in Beaminster, Dorset.