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Anne keith

Anne keith

I am a digital artist working from my own studio in Aberdeenshire.

Since as long as I can remember I have always drawn and painted mainly in water colour but also creating monotype screenprints using procion dyes.

In 2004 I started up my own company Illustrate. And for the last 20 years I have worked alongside a geologist creating geological diagrams using the vector drawing software Adobe Illustrator. Parallel to this I decided to redraw some of my original artwork using Illustrator. I found I could achieve a distinct contemporary edge.

I always thought that art would be my chosen career path. However, my career took an IT route and I became Computer Support Manager at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service for Aberdeen, Orkney and Shetland.

Little did I know then that it would be technology and my computing knowledge and skills that would eventually bring me back to art and drawing that I loved.

Landscape and skies mesmerise me
Colour is of the utmost importance in my work. I spend a considerable time mixing colour. To me colour conveys the mood and emotion of a painting – to me it is the soul of a painting.
Observing the Scottish landscape – it is often colour that compels me to reproduce the image and capture the atmosphere of that moment in time.

It has been said that digital art and digital painting is the medium of the future.

In many online forums digital art and painting runs parallel to using canvas, brush and paint. In the words of another digital artist “Nothing will replace the flow of water and pigment across a canvas or the texture of oil paint after it dries. It takes time to learn the tricks in order to be a successful artist. Just as much as it takes time to be proficient in digital painting”.
One of Britain’s most influential artists, David Hockney believes the latest generation of software is so “fantastic” that he can not only reproduce the look of traditional painting but can also get more subtle effects than with old techniques.

Tadeusz Deręgowski

Tadeusz Deręgowski

 

Brief Bio

I grew up in Aberdeen and studied Fine Art at Edinburgh University and College of Art in the 80s. I have returned this year to live in Aberdeen.

I`ve been painting these small, plein air paintings over the last fifteen years or so (they can be referred to as pochades) showing them fairly regularly, most recently at the University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

I like to travel and paint- the pictures engage with a diversity of locations, among them, North Africa, New York, Latin America and Scotland. The next big trip will, most likely, be to India.

Cel- O750 816 5898

Tadeusz598@yahoo.co.uk

Website-

https://tadeuszderegowski.blogspot.com/?m=0

Instagram-

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Jenny Ross

Jenny Ross

Jenny Ross is a Scottish-Canadian artist living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland. She originally qualified in veterinary medicine and changed her career to a visual artist, working in this field for several years before studying painting at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. She uses a wide variety of media in her drawings, paintings and three-dimensional works and is especially interested in the interactions between media and their unplanned and exciting results. Her inspirations include the Scottish landscape and farmland where she lives, folklore and spiritual practices. Her work has been exhibited in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London and has won several awards.

Artist Statement:

Through painting and drawing I aim to map real and imagined spaces, drawn from my own experiences, dreams and written work. My work explores spiritual practices and rituals, pulling on both local and global contexts. I explore witchcraft in relation to landscape and the natural environment and sometimes the work has a tangible presence of animals and figures. My inspirations come from a wide range of sources including books, found images and the immediate landscape surrounding my home in North-East Scotland.

Walking with my thoughts is an important part of my process. My images are rarely planned beforehand as I prefer to react to the media and colours during the creation process. Mixing media excites me and I love this unpredictable and dynamic process. I have been making my own paint from found, natural pigments such as ash from fire, mushrooms and earth, this process being a ritual within the practice of making.

Joyce Taylor

Joyce Taylor

http://www.joycetaylorart.co.uk

Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Joyce Taylor studied drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen where she was one of three students in her year who were awarded the Patrick Allan Fraser Hospitalfield Scholarship. It was during that summer she was drawn to the villages and harbours of the Angus coast. Coastal villages, boats and seascapes are still an inspiration for her work, especially her local villages of Pennan, Crovie and Gardenstown.

When driving conditions are poor, preventing her from getting to the coast, Joyce works in her rural studio on still life painting or works from sketches previously completed outdoors.

After several years teaching art and design in secondary schools, where she was a Faculty Head of Art Design and Technology, Joyce decided to take early retirement so she could concentrate on her own creativity, and she has recently returned to painting full time.

Joyce has had the privilege of exhibiting her work in solo exhibitions in the UK, France and Canada.

Her paintings can be found in corporate collections in Scotland and France and in private collections in UK, France, Qatar, Jamaica, Germany, Norway and Canada.

 

Kymme Fraser

Kymme Fraser

https://www.instagram.com/kymmefraserart/

https://www.facebook.com/kymmefraserart 

I was born in Edinburgh, studied in Aberdeen and worked in Glasgow before returning to Aberdeen in the early 1990’s to work and raise a family. My early love of art and painting was rekindled here and after many courses, workshops and exhibitions, I have now given up full-time employment in order to concentrate on an art career.

I paint the Scottish land and seascapes in a modern, semi-abstract style in acrylic and acrylic inks. Paint is layered using brush and palette knife to create depth, interest and a sense of the beautiful coasts and countryside both here in the North East and more widely across Scotland.

I exhibit and sell work at galleries in the North East of Scotland including Larks Gallery, Ballater and Country Frames Gallery, Insch. I participate each year in the North East Open Studios event, either from my own home studio or in other various venues in Aberdeen. I am the Vice President of the Stonehaven Art Group and have exhibited at the annual exhibition in Stonehaven for a number of years, winning various awards. I am also a member of the Aberdeen Artists Society and participant in the Pittenweem Arts Festival.

 

 

Gerard Stott

Gerard Stott

Gerard Stott:   The Artist at Garage 10.

WEBSITE:       https://garage10.work

A Short Film by the Granite Town Film Project, about me; The Artist at Garage 10:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eiVvIc-c6k

As the Artist at Garage 10, I paint both still life and explored subjects.  My compositions are free to evolve during execution and so can take weeks to materialise to a point at which I’m ready to start painting, and they generally continue to evolve over the weeks that it takes me to complete the brush work.

Re-sketching my composed genre subjects over and over in pencil, allows my initial ideas to evolve, and some priorities to change, sometimes beyond all recognition of their origin. Through this process, I discover what it is that I want to paint. I believe that allowing this spontaneity reveals interesting insights into both myself, and what I thought I was painting.  The discovery process reinforces my enjoyment of making a painting. I think this also helps me strive towards better work.

Where there is narrative in my pictures, it’s intended to be obvious. I don’t want to have to explain my paintings, and in a sense, I think that explaining them would be undermining the objective of creating them, so at the end of the day my paintings typically will have to speak for themselves.

I have a need to paint, which I really value, but I’m also grateful that I have enough talent to produce paintings that I feel are valid, and so far it seems that every painting has provided a new learning experience.

Cath Roberts

Cath Roberts

Hello! I work quite intuitively with a painters eye, balance and form with colour and line are key in the process. When there is effortless enjoyment in the making then the stop knows when. Generally working with the palette knife and heavy body acrylics relating to my surroundings, keeping the eye connected and lively feeds into the creativity and lightness of approach.

Nicole Luchita

Nicole Luchita

My work is currently focused on printmaking, specifically etching, with a focus on landscape and folklore. 

I am currently working on a range of botanical, landscape, and spring-inspired prints. 

 

Instagram: @nicole.luchita

BRIONY JENKINS

BRIONY JENKINS

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Working in oils, my most recent paintings explore the reduced light and altered colour within deep shadows encountered in night walks. My particular interest is in the expanse of height and sense of space created by uninterrupted wide skies, an ongoing  preoccupation. I work in the semi-rural environments of the Aberdeenshire landscape in which I live.

Ann Bowes

Ann Bowes

My art is rooted in Scottish history, culture and folk memory. A strong Highland background combined with many years living in the NE has influenced my work. The sea continues to be a powerful source of inspiration. The Scottish diaspora has strengthened worldwide connections with a sense of identity. Music and language have travelled back & fore for generations gaining ever richer resonance. I am drawn to the themes of navigation, emigration, whaling & fishing . I admire the work of Will Mclean and Steve Dilworth in particular.

I use a variety of techniques and media. Objects are fashioned, re-cycled, re-purposed to demonstrate a narrative. Found objects including wood, bone & shell are incorporated . Shapes are fashioned using wood, plaster , clay and paper-mache. Textiles are combined with decorative items in a number of pieces. Some are whimsical . Much of my illustrative work reflects similar interests & includes archaeological references with emphasis on local subjects informed by many years of museum work. My work is mainly sold privately. I was fortunate to have an example purchased by Aberdeen Art Gallery thanks to an exhibition organised through AAS.

Morag A Stevenson

Morag A Stevenson

http://moragstevenson.com/

https://www.instagram.com/moragstevensonartist/

Born in Aberdeen, I trained at Edinburgh College of Art and was in art education for almost 40 years before painting from my studio in Linlithgow. As a keen gardener, plants feature in most of my paintings which feature domestic interiors with everyday objects which I have collected over the years .Bold, contrasting colour and pattern also feature but there is an element of imagination too as paintings take on a life of their own through the painting process.I also incorporate landscape views in many of my paintings. I have exhibited extensively in many galleries around Scotland as well as being a member of the Society of Women Artists in London (receiving an award in 2021), the Paisley Art Institute (receiving an award in 2023) the RSW and the Aberdeen Artists Society.

Kinga Elliott

Kinga Elliott

https://www.kingaelliott.com

I am drawn to the abstract. I am captivated by complex interconnected shapes, be it in unusual architecture, in tiny seed pods or in mathematical geometry. I am intrigued by complexity, underlying order and emerging connections within a structure. I hope to convey to the viewer the inherent visual beauty of these systems.

I am a painter with a background in science. I make mixed media artworks on paper or board, and I also create colour changing images in back-lit frames by using polariser sheets.

I have a long-held fascination with light, with its manifold representations and appearances in religions, in optics and in theoretical physics. For my artworks, I found a very apt process in the making of cyanotypes, where light plays an active role in the creation of the image.

The cyanotypes serve as starting points that I build on, using acrylic paint, ink, various dry mediums and occasionally resin. I find this technique very fluid and adaptable. It enables me to create abstract, lyrical, poetical works, or straight-lined logical structures as well as representational, recognisable images.

I live and work from my studio in Aberdeenshire. I graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 2020, and currently I am the Painting Graduate in Residence there, combining studio practice with assisting at teaching. Originally from Hungary, I emigrated to Scotland in the 1990s.

My works have received numerous awards and have been exhibited at many group and solo shows, including at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

I worked on a collaborative project as a supporting painter at the British Art Show 9 (2021) and was member of Hospitalfield’s Scotland + Venice team at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Recent residencies include the RSA John Kinross Scholarship to Florence and – closer to home, – at  the rural treasure trove of the Glenesk Folk Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Davis RSW

Peter Davis RSW

https://www.peterdavisshetland.com/

Born in the North-East of England in 1953, I didn’t follow the usual path through art school. I chose instead an Art & Design course at Northumberland College of Education and after that taught in Cumbria. In 1981 I moved to Orkney where I set up my own studio and gallery in Birsay and did a number of jobs teaching art to children and adults. During the next 10 years I developed my work and began to exhibit in a variety of venues both in Orkney and around other parts of Britain. In 1991 I moved to Shetland and soon took up an art teaching appointment. I have had numerous exhibitions both in this country and abroad and taken part in an artists’ exchange with the Netherlands and took courses on printmaking and sculpture. Between 2006 and 2008 I worked with Voluntary Service Overseas as a teacher trainer in West Africa. Upon my return to the UK I resumed teaching art part-time and painting.

In 2013 I retired from teaching and I now devote my time to painting. I was a founder member of Veer North, the Shetland artist’s group, and since 1994 have been an occasional arts reviewer and critic for The Shetland Times. In 2014 and 2016 I received Visual Arts Awards from Shetland Arts/Creative Scotland to develop my interest in handmade paint and work towards an exhibition based on visits to Iceland. ‘Elemental’ was shown at the Bonhoga Gallery in July – September 2016. I was awarded The Donnie Ross Prize for Innovation in Watercolour at Aberdeen Artists Society exhibtions in 2020 and 2021. In 2023 I was awarded the John Busby Award at the 142nd RSW Open. I was elected to the RSW in September 2023.

I am currently represented by a number of Scottish galleries including Kilmorack Gallery in Inverness-shire, the Birch Tree Gallery in Dundas Street, Edinburgh and Gallery Heinzel in Aberdeen.

Violetta Pretorius Beadwork

Violetta Pretorius Beadwork

https://www.violetta-pretorius.com/

Using a needle and beading thread and one tiny glass bead at a time, this is my contemporary take on the age-old tradition of off-the-loom bead-weaving. I’m fascinated with how supple the beaded fabric is  when woven with round seed beads, but also how, when using tubular beads, you can create 3-dimensional and self-supporting structures, which I form into wearable art jewellery and accessories.

I love designing in black and white with a splash of red but I have begun exploring other colour combinations.

Anita Inverarity

Anita Inverarity

https://anitainverarity.com

Anita Inverarity is a Scottish artist born in Aberdeen and currently living in rural Banffshire. Working in traditional pen mediums Anita is interested in intricate detail and pattern with art nouveau twists and folk art aesthetics.
Her art language is often steeped in mythology and ancient lore with underpinning stories of transformation.
Anita exhibits her work both locally and internationally.
Commercial works and collaborations have included everything from Album Covers to a Catwalk Collection with celebrated Australian fashion duo Zimmermann.
Recent projects have focused on inspirational writing and art decks with leading publishers US Games Ltd, Animal Dreaming and Blue Angel.

Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca Patterson

rebeccapattersonartist.com

After graduating from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 2009 with an Honours in Painting and again in 2010 with a Masters of Fine Art, I have been fortunate to have had over a decade to develop my practice. My work is a frenzy of material and processes, a direct representation of my mind and how I create. Heavily inspired by the natural landscape of the North East of Scotland my work borders into the abstract and explores fleeting moments and feelings. Growing up on the Moray coast I have a subconscious pull towards the land and sea as well as the flora of the area, tied up in memories of walks and times exploring. Living in a city now has me dreaming of wilderness, making me appreciate any time I can venture out and collect moments of raw natural energy and beauty. This all filters through into my practice, a desire to create and to remember those feelings and experiences, they are completely symbiotic. I believe there is a real familiarity in my work, viewers too can feel the essence and the intimacy even if they have never been acquainted with this part of the World. I work organically and rhythmically in layers of mixed media. Pieces tell me what they want to be rather than me coming at them with preconceived ideas and plans, they materialise out of the ether and guide me to completion.

Bill Marr

Bill Marr

www.billmarr.co.uk

Living in the North East of Scotland its Landscapes and Seascapes have been my inspiration for over 50 years.

Art has been my life’s work.

Moving from representational work to more abstract paintings I am currently working on my ‘Instinct’ series.

 

 

 

 

 

JONATHAN SAINSBURY

JONATHAN SAINSBURY

I have been self employed as a wildlife artist since leaving art school in the 1970’s

I came to Scotland forty years ago inspired  by the natural beauty  of the landscape and the flora and fauna that abides within.

In my work I try to portray the beauty of the natural world and hopefully inspire viewers  to care for our Scottish wildlife.

I work predominantly in charcoal and watercolour with a style that I have made my own.

I have exhibited internationally, in contemporary art shows, notably ‘Birds in Art’ and ‘Society of Animal Artists’ in North America, in the Society of Wildlife Artists, London, the Scottish Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society and other Open shows in Scotland and abroad. My work is in public and private collections worldwide.

Catriona Yates

Catriona Yates

Each painting is an exploration between loose painting and controlled detail, built up over many layers. This variation of mark making can be seen from a distance and you are also rewarded close up. The paintings change and develop over many sessions, often with a mind of their own.

I am naturally drawn to natural forms and patterns, ranging from flowers to snowflakes. I use a combination of design, colour and technique to produce vibrant and imaginative art. I’m constantly exploring my use of paint and mixed media to develop my finished paintings.

The end result is both uplifting and rewarding.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe

Catriona works from her studio in Aberdeen. She has a growing audience of private collectors and was featured in Trend Magazine.

www.catrionayates.com

 

Susan Bedford

Susan Bedford

Born in Derbyshire, now living in Aberdeenshire, I am in awe of the diverse landscape and skies of this beautiful location, which provides me with a constant source of inspiration. I am driven by a desire to connect with nature and the outdoor world for personal wellbeing and I am constantly photographing the things that interest me. I work from my images onto fabric or paper and sometimes straight onto the photographs. As a mixed media artist I use a variety of materials and techniques to add colours as well as machine stitching to enhance and create texture before using heat tools to manipulate, texturise and seal.

Find more of my work on my website here:
https://susanbedford.co.uk

Or my social media channels here:
https://www.facebook.com/susan.bedford.12
https://www.instagram.com/susan.bedford.art/?hl=en
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNzI57F5ho2q2JV681CaYQ

Rita Kermack

Rita Kermack

I am intrigued by geomorphology and the way landscapes change. I am particularly fascinated by the Scottish coastline where we find habitats with highly specialised ecosystems: rock pools, estuaries, cliffs and beaches. My work aims to shine a light on the fragility and transient nature of these places on which environmental issues, such as climate change, pollution and human construction have a detrimental effect.

My projects are based on fieldwork. I immerse myself in the environment taking note of visual information as well as my holistic experiences while being there. I express my ideas by using experimental methods and materials that allow me to mimic the morphological processes in the landscape. I emboss textured surfaces into copper sheets and douse them into a patina bath before leaving them outside, exposed to the elements, until a satisfying patina has build up. The process is slow and for that part out of my control. Later on I have a chance to manipulate the work that nature had an active part in creating.

Collages and paintings are inspired by my memories and holistic experiences made during my fieldwork. The process is one of contemplation, trial and error, involving an almost rhythmic layering and erasing in order to bring the memories to life.

Sharing my creative process with others is part of my art practice. I always hope that people will find different ways of seeing and looking at our environment and forming deeper connections by doing so.

I graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2021 after retiring from teaching Modern Languages in local primary schools. I have since exhibited with Aberdeen Artist Society, the Society of Scottish Artists, Aberdeen Art Fair, Gallery Heinzel in Aberdeen and the Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay as well as other locations around the Northeast.

https://.ritakermack-art.com

https://www.instagram.com/ritakermack/