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New Exhibition of female artists Opening Saturday Sept 1st 2018 'Kaleidoscope' All Welcome


Kaleidoscope: Sept 1st to Oct 31st 2018

Celebrating Scotland's Female Contemporary Artists

Sproson Art Gallery presents a new exhibition of female artists titled ‘Kaleidoscope’ opening Saturday September 1st with a champagne and chocolates reception 10am to 6pm. ALL WELCOME

The exhibition includes veterans of the Scottish art scene and a host of new rising stars.

Joyce Gunn Cairns MBE was born in Bonnyrigg near Edinburgh and has been based in the capital since 1977. After taking a degree in German and Comparative Religion, she studied at Edinburgh College of Art. Gunn-Cairns began to exhibit in the late 1980s. Her paintings and drawings are intensely personal, exploring her own emotional and physical history and using her own body as a point of departure. Her works are held by The Scottish National Portrait Gallery - The Scottish Poetry Library - Balliol College, Oxford - Jesus College, Cambridge - Edinburgh University – and numerous private collections both in the UK and internationally. 

"My enduring love is literature, which explains my fascination with drawing writers, something I have done on a regular basis over a period of thirty years. The list is long: Colm Toibin, Richard Holloway, A L Kennedy, Alasdair Gray, Joy Hendrie, Kathleen Jamie and many others."

Selected Exhibition History:

2016 Joint exhibition with Alasdair Gray Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh

2015 Solo exhibition, Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh

2014 Prizewinning Exhibition, Scottish Arts Club

2013 Society of Scottish Artists, RSA - Scottish Arts Club Prize With Alasdair Gray and Steven Camley, The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

2012 Alasdair Gray /Joyce Gunn Cairns at The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield.  See reviews.

2011 "Heroines".  New Hall College, Cambridge March-April

2010 Skin Deep, Royal College of Surgeons

2009 Brussels/ Scottish National Portrait Gallery.  Exhibition of Scottish Poets in  Scotland House, Brussels.

The Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh. Exhibition of 38 heads of eminent Scots.  Launched by Sally Magnusson.  “Unspoken Lines”.  Reviewed by Tim Cornwell in The Scotsman (Quick on the Draw, 9 July 2009)   

City Art Centre, Edinburgh.   Visual Arts Scotland.  (My painting singled out  by Duncan MacMillan in The Scotsman).

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop , Exhibition of prints.  “Bodily Traces” (“Joyce Gunn Cairns ….. has taken to screenprinting like a natural….” Duncan MacMillan, The Scotsman)

2008 Munich/Landratsamt.   Collaboration between WASPS and Munich artists.  Reviewed in Muenchner Zeitung.  „ Gunn Cairns Zeichnungen beruehren den Betrachter unmittelbar.  Jeder ihrer Striche wirkt so lebendig und vital, als pulsiere er....“  

Aberdeen Word Festival.    Exhibition of heads of writers, including Edwin Morgan and A L Kennedy, in Word Café,  Aberdeen University.

2007 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Naked Portrait.     Mentioned in The Guardian by Germaine Greere.  

2006 Jerwood Exhibition of Prizewinners, Drawing Breath.   Toured in Wimbledon Art College, London, Sydney, Bristol and Aberdeen. 

2005 Writers Museum, Edinburgh.   A Writer’s Dozen.  Five heads purchased by City of Edinburgh Council. 

BankSide Gallery, London.   Artists chosen from lovers of Radio 4.  

2003/4 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Modern Women (drawing of the poets Tessa Ransford and Joy Hendry)

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Keeping Faith.   Drawings of Richard Holloway and Cardinal Keith O’Brien.

Daughters of Eve, toured from Inverness Castle to Thurso, to Edinburgh, and finally to the International University in Paris.   Curated by Highland Arts , supported by the SNPG.   In Edinburgh accompanied by events chaired by Richard Holloway and Bridget McConnell.  

Talbot Rice Gallery, Drawing David Daiches.   Thirteen drawings of David Daiches.   Curated by Duncan MacMillan,  and accompanied by a catalogue; introduction to catalogue by Duncan MacMillan, Writer and Critic, edited by Michael Lister, Writer and Reviewer.

2001 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Narcissus.   Three paintings.    Reviewed five times, including a two-page spread in The Herald by Ann Donald.  

1996 to date Annual inclusion  in exhibitions in  the Royal Scottish Academy (SSA, VAS, RSW and RSA) Annual exhibitions in WASPS Gallery, Patriothall, Edinburgh.  Solo and joint.   

Alison McWhirter -BA MA was born in Scotland in 1975. McWhirter attended Bath Academy where she trained as a painter gaining a BA in Fine Art in 1998. She continued her studies to gain a Postgraduate MA in Visual Culture 2000. Bath Academy of Art has produced such luminaries as the colourist Howard Hodgkin. After establishing a career in publishing, as well as teaching art, McWhirter returned to South West Scotland to pursue her career as a painter; her raison d’etre. McWhirter has had work selected by the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. McWhirter’s studies of flowers are intimate compositions which evoke a mood through their vibrancy of colour and loose bold brushwork. Her paintings are instinctive responses to her subject, often mixing paint directly on the canvas, so creating a sense of spontaneity which is prevalent in all her work. McWhirter’s abstract works are sensorial responses to places which hover in the minds eye, they seem to create a visual order all of their own. McWhirter has had exposure in The Scotland on Sunday in 2011 where she was described as ‘The new Scottish Colourist’. In 2012 Homes and Interiors Magazine deemed her to be one of the top Contemporary Scottish Colourists making waves in the art world. McWhirter’s instantly recognisable work is held in private collections throughout the UK. McWhirter has shown internationally in 2014 and 2015 at New York Art Fair and Hong Kong Art Fair selling out in NYC. Her first solo London show in 2016 at The Russell Gallery was a major success.

‘’Alison’s instinct use of and placing of paint and colour makes her one of the most gifted artists I have known’’ Sarah Russell- Waling, Gallery Owner

"Her unerring command of colour and unique ability to create novel combinations are nothing short of sensational; they continually amaze me".  Collector.

Exhibition History:  

2010 Solo Show Harbour Arts Centre, Ayrshire Scotland

2011 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

2011 Group shows, Scotland Art, Glasgow

2011 London Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2012/13 Russell Gallery, London Summer and Winter Exhibitions

2012/13 Gallery at Fifty Five, Aberdeen  Group Exhibition

2012  Royal Glasgow institute Annual show (Selected)

2012 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Spring Show

2013 The Whitehouse Gallery, Dumfriesshire Summer show

2012/13 Junction Art Gallery, Oxford

2013 Carina Haslam, London Gallery Winter Exhibition

2013 The Royal Glasgow Institute Annual show (selected)

2013 Paisley Art Institute Annual Show (selected)

2013 Lemond Gallery Glasgow Summer and Winter shows

2013  Red Rag, Bath Scottish Exhibition

2014 Winter Show The Russell Gallery, London

2014 Winter Show Fairfax Gallery, Burnham –on- Sea

2014 Paisley Art Institute Annual Show (selected)

2015 Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol Mixed Exhibition

2014 Gallery at Fifty Five, Aberdeen  Group Exhibition

2014 20-21st International Royal College of Art with Carina Haslam

2014 Chelsea Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Spring

2014 New York Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Spring

2014 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Spring Show

2014 Mixed Exhibition Arteries Glasgow

2014 Scottish Art Exhibition with Corrymella Scott, Sage, Gateshead

2014 Gallery Q Spring Exhibition

2015 New York Art Fair with Carina Haslam

2015 Chelsea Art Fair with The Russell Gallery London

2015 Ainscough Gallery, Dartmouth Mixed Exhibition

2015 Arundel Art Rooms, West Sussex Mixed Exhibition

2015 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh Spring Exhibition

2015 Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol Mixed Exhibition

2015 Hong Kong Art Fair, Fairfax Gallery Norfolk

2015 20-21 International Art Fair at The Royal College

2015 Glasgow Art Fair with Gallery at Fifty Five

2015 Edinburgh Art Fair with Gallery Q Dundee

2015 Hampstead Affordable Art Fair

2015 Summer Show The Russell Gallery, London

2015 ‘Squaring the Circle’ Two person show with Stephen Skrynka, Glasgow

2015 Two Person show with Jennifer Irvine RGI, Lemond Gallery Glasgow

2015 Mixed Exhibition Arteries Glasgow

2015 Scottish Art Exhibition with Corrymella Scott, Sage, Gateshead

2016 February Solo Exhibition at The Russell Gallery, London

2016  March NYC Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Bucks

2016 Morningside Gallery Edinburgh Group show

2016 Arundel Art Rooms, West Sussex Group Show

2016 Wychwood Art Gallery,  Stow on the Wold Group Show

2016  April Ainscough Gallery Dartmouth Mixed Exhibition

2016  April Arteries Gallery Glasgow Mixed Exhibition

2016  April Battersea Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Bucks

2016 April Chelsea Art Fair with The Russell Gallery Putney

2016  June Lemond Gallery Glasgow Summer Exhibition

2016  June Hampstead Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Bucks

2016 June Fairfax Gallery Norfolk Summer Exhibition

2016 July The Russell Gallery Mixed Summer Show

2016  April Ainscough Gallery Dartmouth Summer Mixed Exhibition

2016  September Aberdeen Art Fair with Gallery Q Dundee

2016  September Arteries Gallery Glasgow Two-Person Exhibition with Ryan Mutter

2016  October Lemond Gallery Glasgow Two-Person Exhibition

2016  October Gallery Q Two-Perosn with Christine McArthur RSW

2016  October Bristol Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Bucks

2016  November Corrymella Scott Newcastle Mixed Exhibition including the work of the late Pat Douthwaite

2016 Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Show SELECTED

2017 February Featured Artist Green Gallery Dollar

2017 March NYC Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Bucks

2017 April Battersea Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery Bucks

2017 Chelsea Art Fair with The Russell Gallery, London

2017 April  5 Year Exhibition Junction Art Gallery Oxfordshire

2017 Ainscough Gallery Spring Show

2017 Wade Gallery , Ely Fife Summer Show

2017 Lemond Gallery Summer Show

2017 Lemond Gallery September Two Person Show

2017 Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Annual show SELECTED

2017 Thompson’s Marylebone London Summer show

2018 February SOLO EXHIBITION at The Russell Gallery London

2018 March New York Art Fair Carina Haslam Gallery

2018 May SOLO Exhibition Fairfax Gallery Norfolk

2018 August SOLO Exhibition Smithy Gallery Glasgow

2018 September two person exhibition Lemond Gallery Glasgow

2018 November Singapore Art Fair Carina Haslam Gallery

2019 SOLO EXHIBITION Carina Haslam Gallery

Poppy Cyster: Poppy Cyster is a predominantly abstract artist. Her love and understanding of colour is apparent throughout her paintings. A wide subject matter informs her work, from aerial perspectives of the Scottish landscape to happy memories and treasured experiences.

The daughter of an aviator, she spent her childhood with her head in the clouds hanging over the edge of an open cockpit biplane. Gazing at the fields below she was captured by the rhythm and shapes of the land - the fields, rivers, roads and the mountains all making their mark in her mind. She bring her inspirations back to the studio where those rhythms and structures are put together in her own very distinct style. Her unique handling of composition combines areas of constrained block shapes alongside expanses that ooze energy and free flowing colour.

She originally studied Fine Art at De Montfort from where she graduated with a sell-out degree show and was awarded the Leicestershire Artworks collection prize.

A decade on, Poppy is paintings full time and her work is exhibited widely in the UK, and held in private collections from Japan and Australia to India and the US. 

Selected Exhibitions

2018        The Art Agency, Esher

2018         The Langham Gallery, London

2018         Fotheringham Gallery, Stirling

2018         Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry

2018         Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

2018         Sproson Gallery, St Andrews 

2017         The Green Gallery, Dollar

2017         Gallery at Fifty Five, Stonehaven

2017         Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

2016         Flaubert Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

2016         Open Studios, Fife

2015         Velvet Easle, Portobello, Edinburgh
2015         Scotland Artists, Bothwell

2015         Pops & Bambi Collection, Windsor Emporium, Windsor 

2014         Halcyon Gallery, Anstruther.
2014         SOLO SHOW, Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh

2014         SOLO SHOW, ART@47, Pittenweem

2013         Falubert Gallery, Edinbugh

2012         i2 Gallery, Cambridge
2012         Rippingham Art Gallery, Surrey

2012         ArtTokens.co.uk

2012         Pond Gallery, London
2012         Open Studios, Fife
2012         Langham Gallery, London

2011         Pond Gallery, London
2011         Open Studios, Fife

2011         Langham Gallery, London
2011         Art At Five, Brighton

2010         Brighton Art Fair, Brighton
2010         Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife

2010         Open Studios, Fife
2010         Langham Gallery, London

2010         Pond Gallery, London
2010         Art at Five, Brighton

2010         Culross Gallery, Culross
2010         The Sun Gallery, Newburgh

2009         Gallery Augenweide, Munster, Germany
2009         Demarco European Art Foundation, Glasgow

2009         Pond Gallery, London

2008         Open Studios, Fife
2008         Iona House, Oxford

2008         Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife
2008         Art Room 59, Dunfermline

2008         Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy

2007         Ealain Gallery, Fife
2007         Fisher Studio, Pittenweem

2007         Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2007         The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
2006         The Fisher Studio, Pittenweem

2006         Art Room 59, Dunfermline
2006         The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh

2006         Scotlandart.com, Edinburgh
2006         Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2005         The Junction, Leicester

As she describes her approach to art in her own words …

“ I pay tribute to the multiple layers in the landscape, many of which cannot be seen from below yet have added their mark over the centuries …. somehow adding to the history of the piece.  I like to paint in snapshots …  as they add a spontaneous element to the compositions.”  

“……her paintings reflect her 'joie de vivre' through her love of colour experienced through abstract compositions full of a controlled energy. She has developed a true and instinctive language unmistakably her own”.

RICHARD DEMARCO CBE Demarco European Art Foundation

Jackie Gardiner studied at Duncan of Jordanstone 1976- 1980 and graduated with B.A. degree. Her work is in the following Collections: The Earl of Strathmore, Glamis Castle, Stewart Inns, Angus Fine Art, Bruce Douglas Marketing, James Keiller Estates, TVI Europe, Watson & Philip, Ernst and Young Edinburgh, and numerous international private collections. Her recent work was accepted for shows at PAI and the RSA [RSW] and a private invite to show in Venice at Ca Zanardi.

Selected Exhibition History: 

Solo Exhibitions:

Eduardo Alessandro Gallery annually 1985 - 1994
Riverside Gallery Stonehaven 1991
Atholl Gallery Dunkeld 1990
Gallery Heinzel Aberdeen 1991
Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh 2007
Union Gallery Edinburgh  2015

Group Exhibitions:

Dundee 800 McManus Galleries 1992
Duchess Anne Gallery Dunkeld 1992/1993
St Mary''s Cathedral Edinburgh 1996
Eduardo Alessandro 1996/97/98 99 and 2001
Jar Exhibition Dundee 1998
Meffan Xmas Extravaganza
"Keyhole Kate" 1999
Meffan Summer Salon
Affordable Art Sale London 2000
Scottish Art Fair Glasgow 2001
Public Art Fair Bath 2001
Access to Art Abernyte summer 2002/2003
Invited artists - Glaxo Kline 2002
Access to Art, SECC, Glasgow 2003
Meigle Gallery Perthshire since 2002
Harbour Gallery Broughty Ferry since 2001
Scotland Art Glasgow since 2003
Rowan Gallery Drymen since 2003
Maggie''s Fund Raising Auction 2004 Hosted by Nigel Cayzer at Thriepley Estate
Glamis Castle: private auction 2004
Cortachy Castle: private auction 2004
Indigo Gallery St Andrews 2004
Florentina Gallery Glasgow 2004 2005
Di Rollo Gallery Edinburgh 2005
Save the Children Exhibition Aberdeen University/Earnst & Young 2005
Artery Gallery Crieff 2005 Artery Gallery St Andrews 2006
''One Hundred Women Paint the Sea'': group show at DCA Dundee for January 2006
Di Rollo Gallery Edinburgh 2006
Kinblethmont Gallery, Angus
The Village Gallery Meigle
Di Rollo Fine Art Edinburgh
Artery Gallery - Crieff and St Andrews
Scotland art.com Glasgow/Edinburgh
Meffan Institute Forfar
2007:The White Gallery, South Tay Street Dundee
The Village Gallery Meigle
The White Gallery Tay Street Dundee

Jessica Oliver grew up in the North East of England - where she completed a BA Hons in History of Art. In 2012, having taken time out to raise a family, she joined Leith School of Art to revisit and develop her artistic practice, first as a part-time student and then as a student on the specialised Landscape Course.

"I grew up in the North East of England - where I completed my Foundation Course and BA Hons in History of Art. Life then took me to London until 1995 when I relocated to Edinburgh. In 2012, having taken time out to raise my family, I joined Leith School of Art in Edinburgh to revisit and develop my artistic practice, first as a part-time student and then as a student on the specialised Landscape Course. As a landscape artist my work is rooted in the investigation of an environment, with a focus on my reminiscence of place and space. I immerse myself in its character through initial sketchbook observations, then develop these influences into a series of studio based discoveries. Released from direct representation I am free to explore my remembered experience, aiming to capture my understanding of a locale through considered use of light, colour and tone. Drawn marks often add dimension to the surface as I strive to explore the abstract values, each exploration informing the next." 

Exhibition History: 
August 2015 Edinburgh Landscape Artists - IN OUR ELEMENT - Whitespace @Gayfield Creative, Edinburgh 
August 2016 Edinburgh Landscape Artists - ELEMENTS@Coburg - Coburg House, Edinburgh 
August 2016 Edinburgh Landscape Artists - ELEMENTS@Eastgate - Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
December 2016 Paintbox - The Kiosk - Gayfield Creative, Edinburgh
29th June - 3rd July 2017 - Paintbox @Arusha Gallery- 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG
17th - 20th May 2018  in conjunction with Frames Gallery, Perth 
Jun 28th - 1st July 2018 - Epilogue @Arusha Gallery, 
13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh -  in conjunction with Paintbox

Fiona Sturrock is a Scottish artist who is influenced by historical works of the Colourists and Impressionists. Her work features across a number of Scottish galleries and is held in private collections in the UK and abroad. She is also a supporter of NHS Tayside Health Care Arts Trust.

"Fiona's paintings are driven by an understanding and love of colour to produce bold and vibrant interpretations of the environment around her. She applies this to a range of subjects in her paintings, mainly favouring the beauty and simplicity of flowers in her still lives. 

Working predominantly in acrylics, Fiona paints from a mixture of life scenes, photographs and imagination. She is influenced by the historical works of Colourists and Impressionists, and is greatly inspired by the ever evolving world of contemporary Scottish art. Fiona's work features across a number of Scottish art galleries and is held in private collections internationally."


Summer 2018:

Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife

Gallery Q, Dundee

Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan

Dancing Light Gallery, Whitmuir

Scotland Art, Glasgow

Laurel Gallery Edinburgh

Larks Gallery, Ballater

Spring 2018:

Glasgow Art Fair

Gallery Q, Dundee

Laurel Gallery, Edinburgh

Frames Gallery, Perth

Scotland Art, Glasgow

Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

Larks Gallery, Ballater

Winter 2017/2018:

Fisher Gallery, Fife

Laurel Gallery, Edinburgh

Larks Gallery, Ballate

Yvonne Hair was born and brought up in Perth, Scotland, she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1991 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art (Drawing and Painting). 

"My work is inspired by the Scottish landscape; it's lonely beauty and ingrained history. I paint mainly large oils on canvas and also enjoy using pastels for smaller works.
Photography has become another passion, and although primarily used as reference material for my paintings, it's immediacy of creative thought is of infinite value.
I work from my garden studio in the shadow of Huntingtower Castle, just outside Perth. When I'm not painting, I will most likely be found walking in some quiet, wild space...always with my camera, and my dog."

Exhibitions Selected:



Compass Gallery, Glasgow - New Generation Show

Compass Gallery, Glasgow - Christmas Shows

Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld - Group Exhibitions

1998 - 2008: Time-out to raise my family.

2008 - Present

2010 - The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff - Group exhibition

2014 - Frames Gallery, Perth - Group exhibition

           Frames Gallery, Perth - Christmas Show

2015 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea.  With Frames Gallery.

           ArTay, Perth.

           Frames Gallery - Christmas Show

2016 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea.  With Frames Gallery.

           ArTay, Perth.

           Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld - Group exhibition

           Frames Gallery, Perth - Christmas show

           Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem - Christmas show

2017 - Platform Exhibition (Perthshire Open Studios 10 year Anniversary show)

           ArTay, Perth

           Frames Gallery - Christmas show

           Meffan Gallery, Forfar - The Meffan Winter Exhibition

2018 - Platform Exhibition, (POS members) - Frames Gallery

            Sun Gallery, Newburgh - mixed exhibition

            ArTay, Perth

            Sproson Gallery, St Andrews


Perthshire Open Studios, 1st-9th September - Open studio and Showcase Exhibition

Perthshire Open Studios member since 2011, exhibiting from my studio each September and at their Showcase exhibitions in Perth and Pitlochry.

Gillian Murray was born in Perth, Scotland in 1970. She studied Fine Art (Printmaking) at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating in 1993. After a move to Edinburgh she became an employee at Edinburgh Printmakers in 1996 where she currently runs the screen-printing department.

Printmaking is one of my favourite mediums to work in. I studied printmaking at college and continue to be absorbed in it through teaching and editioning prints at Edinburgh Printmakers.

Over the last few years I have been making small trips mainly around Scotland, sketching and taking photos of the landscape and flora. Having collected my source information I create prints inspired by the dramatic and beautiful views I have encountered.

I am fascinated by landscape from the textures and colours to its form and composition. When I am drawing the landscape, especially in more remote areas, I feel incredibly content when I observe and record everything before me. Recording it so that I can keep its memory with me. Whether it is an invigorating blustery day or one of utter stillness and astounding light, I want to capture the moment and the serenity I felt there and take it home with me. Encountering raw, elemental and often beautiful landscapes and documenting their ever changing character is what draws me away from the city where I live and work. The absence of people in my prints reflects a need to escape the ‘clutter’ of the city and the busyness of my thoughts. I find the experience of drawing outdoors restorative and I hope this feeling is conveyed to the viewer when they look at my prints.”


2013  Dancing Light Gallery, Lamancha, West Linton
2013  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London
2013  Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2012  Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
2012  Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show, Edinburgh
2012  Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
2012  Edinburgh Printmakers at Grand Designs Live NEC, Birmingham
2012  Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
2012  Big Print/Small Print, Wroclaw, Poland
2012  Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2011  Edinburgh Printmakers, Winter Show
2011  Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
2011  Amber Arts Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh
2011  The Dancing Light Gallery, Lamancha, West Linton
2011  Visual Arts Scotland Annual Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
2011  Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2010  Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Exhibition
2010  Amber Arts Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh
2010  The Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh
2010  The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
2010  An Tobar solo exhibition, Tobermory, Mull
2010  Amber Arts, Edinburgh
2010  Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2009  Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show
2009  Edinburgh Printmakers Solo Exhibition
2009  Henderson’s Café, Edinburgh
2009  Royal Scottish Academy Spring Exhibition, R.S.A, Edinburgh
2008  Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show
2008  Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh
2008  Wellspring, Edinburgh
2008  Total Kunst, Edinburgh
2008  Owl and Lion Gallery, Edinburgh 
2008  Post Matters Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art
2008  Cone 9 Gallery, North Berwick

Anne Skinner:  Dundee based artist Anne Skinner DA is a Drawing and Painting graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.  Anne worked in further education as a lecturer in the fine art department at Dundee College for 27 years, teaching a wide variety of art and design subjects as well as continuing her practice as a visual artist. Throughout her career Anne has been an exhibitor at major open exhibitions including RSW, RSA, VAS, and RGI, where she was awarded the Langside College Award, and has exhibited widely in the UK as well as internationally.

Artist’s Statement: Anne Skinner’s work is concerned with the fragments of memories and images which remain in our minds, long after the experience has passed. Half remembered – Half forgotten. Anne aims to evoke a sense of time or place through her practice and is inspired by a variety of themes, including the beautiful city of Venice, or more recently, the ever changing natural environment of Scotland. Anne develops her ideas from observation and interprets them using a variety of methods and disciplines.   Her aim is to capture the essence of the subject or capture a fleeting moment in time.

Anne will be exhibiting at the following galleries in 2018:

ArTay Perth                                 

Birchtree Gallery Edinburgh       

RSW Exhibition Edinburgh          

DCA Winter Exhibition


RGI  Glasgow                               

EDS Gallery Festival Edinburgh   

ArTay Perth                                  

Fabriano, Italy                             

gallery48  Cortachy                     

Frames Gallery Perth                  

Dundee Contemporary Arts        

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh      

Royal Glasgow Institute               

Edinburgh Art Fair  


Clare Arbuthnott: Clare Arbuthnott is a contemporary Scottish artist living in Edinburgh.  Her work focuses on her native landscape, its coast and particularly the island of Iona.

Selected exhibition history:

RSW 7th Open Summer Exhibition at The Meffan, Forfar 19 May – 29th June

Porto & Fi Newhaven – prints

Borders Art Fair 15 – 18 March 2018 Stand No. 49 

Scottish Arts Club Solo Show RSW 2017 AWARD EXHIBITION 7 February – 4 March 2018.

Humbie Hub Solo Show December-March 11th 2018

Edinburgh Art Fair 17-19th November 2017 with Hill House Gallery

WASPS Open Studios Patriothall, Stockbridge 25-26th November 2017

Art Friends of St Columba’s Hospice, The Edinburgh Academy 19th-22nd October 2017

Arbuthnott House Art Fair 15th September 2017 in aid of The Art Room

Ovenstone 109 at the Pittenweem Arts Festival 5 August -13th August 2017 inclusive

Hill House Gallery, Broughton ML12 6HQ 4 April – 3 June 2017

Lunch with an Old Bag for The Princes Trust, Auction at Lyon & Turnbull 4-9 March

RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) Annual Open Exhibition 9-28 January 2017.  Presented with the Scottish Arts Club Award for the painting ‘Over the Sea to Skye’ which was in this exhibition.

WASPS Open Studios Patriothall Saturday 3 – Sunday 4th December 2016

Rathbones Investment Management Private Clients Exhibition December 2016

Humbie Hub, East Lothian 23 August – Sunday 2nd October 2016.  Solo show http://www.facebook.com/HumbieHub

Pittenweem Art Festival 2016 Friday 5th August – Sunday 14th August http://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/arburthnott-clare.html

St Columba’s Hospice Art Friends Exhibition May 2016

Kinblethmont Gallery ‘This is My Own, My Native Land’ 19 February – 6th March 2016 http://www.kinblethmontgallery.co.uk

Open Studios – WASPS Patriothall Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015

Creative Colonies Sunday 8th November 2015 Dunrobin Place

Arbuthnott Art Fair Friday 11th September 2015 10am-4pm

Artaholic Gallery  September 2015 Nr Kelso http://www.artaholic.co.uk

Pittenweem Arts Festival 2015 Friday 31st July – Sunday 9th August

Lewis Grassic Gibbon Art Exhibition 2015 Tuesday 30th June to 27th July

Pitlochry Art Walk  June 2015 Mackenzie’s Highland Coffee House, 115 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AG

Brighton Open Art Houses May 2015 @ Iona House, 4 on the Seven Dials Artist Trail

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh EH9 1TQ  May 2015

Mud to Matisse inaugural exhibition in Sussex March 2015


Jen Collee: Jen Collee studied fine art at Glasgow School of Art and was awarded a first for her dissertation in Historical and Critical studies and has also gained an honours degree in science. She currently works from her Edinburgh studio and has exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery, Visual Art Scotland and the Scottish Society of Artists show alongside the Glasgow Art Fair, the Edinburgh Festival and Art London. Her work hangs in many public and private collections worldwide. She drew horses constantly as a child, so from a very early age so is very familiar with their anatomy. The large scale animal paintings came about after a commission of a 7’ friesian cow for the Television presenter Gabby Logan; this large scale work has since lead to tremendous success.

1999     BA [Hons] Fine Art: Painting, First in Historical and Critical Studies, GSA
1992     BTEC National Diploma in Fine Art Leeds, Metropolitan University
1985     Aberdeen University, BSC [Hons] Pure Science

1998     Historical and Critical Studies Prize
              Dissertation “Beyond The Word” First Class, Glasgow School of Art
1996     Robin C Rennie Memorial Prize, Glasgow School of Art
1995     Royal High School Endowment Trust Scheme Post Graduate Scholarship

Selected exhibitions:

2014     “Dreaming” Solo exhibition Flaubert GAllery
2013     “Wild Rhythms” Solo Exhibition Flaubert Gallery
2012     Scottish Society of Artists [SSA] open exhibition National Gallery
2011     VAS National Gallery, Solo Exhibition Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh
2010     “Rhythm Not Rhyme”Solo Exhibition Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh
2009     Solo Exhibition Flaubert Gallery, WASP Studios Open Exhibiton
2008     Solo Exhibition at Flaubert Gallery Edinburgh London Affordable Art Fair
              Harestanes Group Exhibition
2007     Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), Royal Scottish Academy
              London Affordable Art Fair, Harestanes Open exhibition with Mainhill Gallery
2006     VAS, Royal Scottish AcademyLondon Affordable Art Fair
2005     Art London, Mainhill Gallery
              London Affordable Art Fair
              Edinburgh Festival Exhibition with the Mainhill Gallery
2004     London Affordable Art Fair, Mainhill Gallery
              Glasgow Art Fair
              Edinburgh Festival Exhibition with the Mainhill Gallery
2003     Glasgow Art Fair, Edinburgh Festival,
              Affordable Art Fair, London with the Mainhill Gallery
2002     Glasgow Art Fair, Edinburgh Festival,
              Affordable Art Fair, London with the Mainhill Gallery
2001     Glasgow Art Fair, The Edinburgh Festival, Affordable Art Fair, London
2000     Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), The Royal Scottish Academy
1998     “A Collection of Artists Books”, Waterstons, Glasgow
1997     RSA Student Exhibition, Edinburgh

Anne Barclay:  

"I was born and brought up in Dumbarton, but have lived most of my adult life in the East Neuk of Fife. Attended Dundee College where I studied for an HNC in illustration then progressed to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where I achieved an honours degree in Fine Art, Drawing and Painting.

I have exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in various venues throughout Scotland, and my work is in private collections throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Recent trips to Harris provide an ongoing source of inspiration for many of my works. The contrast between the beautiful deserted beaches of the west coast and the dramatic rocky landscape of the east road is overwhelming. 

I am also inspired by the atmosphere and ever-changing sky and sea of the East Neuk of Fife, along with other areas of West Scotland.  My  paintings are a personal response to these landscapes and reflect my love of these areas."

Selected Exhibitions:

2014                Christmas Solo Exhibition, Roseangle Art, Dundee

2014                'Semper meminerit'     Bank Street Gallery, Kirriemuir

2009-2018       Pittenweem Artists Open Studios

2002-2018       Annual Pittenweem Festival

2009-2017       Crail Festival

2013                Paisley Art Institute

Oct 2011         The Bank Street Gallery, Kirriemuir, Solo Show

2009                10 Women Artists, Outbye Gallery 

2009                RSA Spring Open Exhibition

2008                Cupar Art and Heritage Project

2003/2006       East  Neuk Open Studios

2005                Artery Gallery, Crieff

2004                Capricorn Gallery, Mixed Exhibition

2003                Lochgelly Centre, Group Exhibition

2000                “Contemporary Scottish Artists”, The Weem, Pittenweem

1999                Solo Exhibition, Paramount, Dundee

 Katie Sawers

"My drawings and paintings feature faces, hands, birds and insects, as I have a passion for creating a realistic likeness when capturing mood or character.

In my current work featuring birds I enjoy using rich, highly pigmented acrylic paints on card and aluminium.

I juxtapose figurative compositions with more formal shapes, diagrams and text to evoke narratives.

My work is influenced by 1950’s advertising and pop art assemblages.

In recent years, along with exhibiting in some group shows in Dundee, my portrait entitled ‘Anne’s Garden’ (oil paint on copper) was selected by The Royal Society of Portrait Painters for their exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London.

I regularly accept portrait commissions, completed in oils or in coloured pencil.

This year I have been motivated by taking part in The Sketchbook Project, an international art project with The Brooklyn Art Library.  My sketchbook entitled ‘Desire paths’ is now part of their touring exhibition and digital library.

I am a fine art graduate in drawing and painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

After teacher training, I am now a lecturer at Dundee and Angus College. I teach art and design and also use a creative approach to teach other subjects to adults who have additional support needs.

I live and work in near Dundee with my husband and our son"