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.
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.
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 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:
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
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."
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."
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
Glasgow Art Fair
Gallery Q, Dundee
Laurel Gallery, Edinburgh
Frames Gallery, Perth
Scotland Art, Glasgow
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
Larks Gallery, Ballater
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."
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.
Frames Gallery - Christmas Show
2016 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. With Frames Gallery.
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)
Frames Gallery - Christmas show
Meffan Gallery, Forfar - The Meffan Winter Exhibition
2018 - Platform Exhibition, (POS members) - Frames Gallery
Sun Gallery, Newburgh - mixed exhibition
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:
Birchtree Gallery Edinburgh
RSW Exhibition Edinburgh
DCA Winter Exhibition
EDS Gallery Festival Edinburgh
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
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
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
"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."
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
"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"