Nael Hanna has been visiting and painting Auchmithie for decades, returning there again and again. He first visited Auchmithie as a student at Duncan of Jordanstone and then returned regularly while he was on a scholarship at Hospitalfield. He now enjoys working there from a studio he shares with another artist.


Looking down at the beach at Auchmithie from one of the gardens, May 2022


The studio that Nael works from when painting Auchmithie.


A much loved subject of Nael’s – he’s been painting this boat for decades and has watched as it has slowly become a part of the beach.


Summer Evening, June 2022


Pebbled steps going down to the beach




An area of great geological interest, the village rests on top of red sandstone cliffs, with pebble beach below.


In good company! William McTaggart’s ‘Auchmithie’ 1893