Alan Hayman was born in Montrose in 1947. When most of his peers were still playing with toys, he was studying and drawing the bird life found around the Montrose Basin.
Andrew Sinclair graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, in 1996 with an honours degree in Painting and Drawing. Painting solely in oils, in the manner of ‘chiaroscuro’ style, he uses strong contrasting tones to recreate the human form.
Andrew's paintings are deceptively simple and draw on his own environmental beliefs. They reflect the artist's personal experiences and memories gained whilst travelling and exhibiting throughout the world - with residencies in Iceland, Canada and Nepal to name but a few.
Anna Bussot was born in Barcelona in 1956. She studied at the Centre d’Art and Design de l’Escola Massana, graduating in fire enamels and also has a degree in Painting and Drawing from the Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona.
Anna has lived in the Highlands full time since 2004 but has been visiting Morvern all her life and her family have had an involvement there since 1930. The Highland landscape and Morvern, in particular, has been the subject of much of her work.
Brian was born and educated in Edinburgh, completing his post-graduate diploma at Edinburgh College of Art in 1976. He spent most of his working life as an art teacher in Shetland, while painting and exhibiting in Shetland, mainland Britain and abroad. Now he has returned to live in Edinburgh.
Cara McKinnon Crawford was born in Campbeltown, Argyll, and raised in the Highland village of Strathpeffer. All aspects of the arts were central to her formative years. Laterally resulting in a B.A Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art in 1984.
Born in 1952, Charles Simpson attended Glasgow School of Art in the early 1970s. After graduation with a degree in graphic design he worked as a designer in Edinburgh. In 1990 he left full time employment and moved to the Scottish Borders to work as a freelance designer and artist.
Chris Barnes studied Sculpture at Goldsmiths College and St. Martin’s School of Art, London. In 1989 he rented a workshop space with a potter and the early 1990s was a fruitful time for the development of making skills and understanding firing and glaze technology.
Colin Woolf has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years, and with many achievements and awards he has established a reputation as one of the UK’s leading wildlife and landscape artists.
David Dipnall was born in Scotland during the early war years of English parents. He received his education at Portsmouth Grammar School on the inspiring South Coast of England.
Born on Merseyside in 1947, David Greenall left school at the age of fifteen and worked in the fishing and building industries before taking up painting in his late twenties.
Painting 'en plein air', Lochaber based artist David Unsworth works with oil paints on linen canvases. He uses a layered technique, which begins with a ground of texture paste mixed with river sand taken from the painting’s location to represent the rugged nature of the landscape.
Argentinian born Duncan Grant developed his skill and creativity working under acclaimed sculptor Matias Mischung. He now uses his own language to create pieces using reclaimed metal and steel.
Duncan MacDonald Johnson’s art represents an attempt to capture an experience of the landscape of The Western Highlands.
Ellis O'Connor is a multi-award winning contemporary landscape artist from Scotland living on the Outer Hebridean Island of North UistEllis O'Connor is a multi-award winning contemporary landscape artist from Scotland living on the Outer Hebridean Island of North Uist and working in the field of
Fiona grew up in Argyll, studied painting at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2000, and has since had a full time career in painting. She has exhibited nationally and internationally mainly in group shows , with three solo shows to date, Zurich, Mull, and Galanthus gallery.
Born and brought up in Glasgow’s West End, George Birrell trained at the Glasgow School of Art from 1967-1971. He then went on to teach art, design and technology in Glasgow schools before turning to full time painting in 1980.
Gill Tyson specialises in lithography, a printmaking process that combines direct and expressive mark making with deliberate and aforethought building of layers. In cool, atmospheric colours the artist explores remote landscapes.
Born and brought up in Cumbria, Helen left the county at the age of 18 to study Geography at Manchester University. After years living in and exploring various parts of the UK she has now returned, and has a studio in Fletchertown, the village she grew up in. The land sandwiched between the Sol
Born in Edinburgh, Helen studied Ceramics at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, specialising in Sculptural and Architectural Ceramics.
Ise works from a studio in Lochaber, where she designs and makes stained and painted glass panels using techniques originally developed by medieval master craftsmen. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of the natural world surrounding her home.
Jamie Hageman is a landscape artist working from his studio in the Scottish Highlands. He was a finalist on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015, and his paintings are held in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Jan was born and brought up in North Wales and spent much of her early years wandering the lanes and hills around her home. It was here that the light, space and colours that inhabit her work first became an influence.
Jim Wright’s work is an emotional response to his experiences in the more remote areas of the moors, mountains and coastline of Northern Britain where the landscape and weather conditions combine to create drama. The quality of the light is the distinctive element of his work.
John Black (1959-2017) built an incredible reputation as a master of wildlife and nature drawing and painting.
John Hodgson is a woodturner based in Fuinary, near Lochaline. Wood has long been a passion for him.
Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1990, Jonathan Mitchell has developed a considerable reputation as a painter of the Scottish landscape with his work collected by patrons both in the UK and internationally.
Through a process of walking, drawing and painting directly in the highland landscape and working repeatedly in different places chosen and revisited many times Jonathan Shearer has developed an intimate connection with the wild places of Scotland.
Edinburgh based artist Joyce Gunn Cairns MBE trained in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, having previously completed a degree in German and Comparative Religion at Aberdeen University.
Julian Opie's distinctive reductive style draws from diverse influences including billboards, classical portraiture and sculpture, dance, Japanese woodblocks, and cartoons. His work comprises silhouettes, animations, LED animations, and simplified portraits and landscapes (such as Landscape?
Justine is a Scottish artist, based near Stirling, with a background in science and antiques, who works in a variety of mediums including glass, textiles, and watercolour.
Inverness-shire based artist Kirstie Cohen has been described as ‘a rare voice in Scottish painting.’ Her dramatic and carefully layered paintings combine the influence of the Romantic tradition with an abstract approach, which conveys a feeling of the very essence of the land, sea and sky of Nor
Kirsty Lorenz is a Fife-based visual artist who graduated with a joint honours degree in Art & Art History from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1992.
After completing a BA in Ceramic Design at Monash University, Melbourne in 1992 Maggie moved to Japan to embark on a three year apprenticeship in the Mingei tradition studying under the eminent Mashiko artist Ryo Suzuki.
Mary Holden Bird was a painter and etcher, mainly of seascapes and landscapes. She studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and went on to show at the Fine Art Society, where she had frequent one-man exhibitions, RA, RSW, RBA and Paris Salon.
Michael Corsar was born on 16th May in 1972. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1992–1996 and graduated BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Drawing and Painting.
Born in 1964 under the shadow of Pendle Hill, Michael has always been captivated by the changing moods of Landscape. His atmospheric paintings seek to reflect those beautiful transient moments that cause us to stop and stare with a sense of awe.
Patricia Shone grew up in Devon and studied ceramics in London. She lives and works on the Isle of Skye in North West Scotland. In 2019, Shone was awarded The Craft Charitable Trust Emmanuel Cooper Award in 2019 at Ceramic Art London.
A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Penelope spent 16 years in Amsterdam and London before returning to the landscape of her native Scotland. Painting directly from the landscape, Penelope works mainly in oils but also uses watercolour and gouache. She often works larger
Born in 1958 in London, before moving to Scotland as a child, Howson is considered one of the foremost figurative painters of his generation.
After completing an honours degree in 1997, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum and Gallery Curation in 2000, Rose Strang worked as an arts curator and artist until 2012 when she began to focus solely on painting.
Perthshire-based sculptor, Sam MacDonald, grew up on the Isle of Lewis and, after 4 years at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts training in Silversmithing and Metalwork, lived on Orkney for 19 years.
Stephen French is a Dundee and Kilchoan based artist who likes to keep his work eclectic and to stay open to new directions, so subjects and media are always morphing. Yet his technique, palette and composition remain consistent.
Tommy was born in Mousehole, a small fishing village in Cornwall, in 1941. From the age of 18 he worked under Barbara Hepworth, learning the art of working forms and how to purify them along with the skills of marble carving and working with plaster of paris.
Tricia Thom is an Edinburgh-based ceramicist who trained at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen before going on to work in the ceramics industry in the Highlands.
Wendy Lawrence fell in love with the properties of clay on an art foundation course twenty years ago. She now divides her time between making her own work, and teaching and collaborating with other makers and disciplines.
William Brian Miller was born in Glasgow in 1956. He later moved east to take up a place at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating in 1981. Shortly after this he received the Greenshields award for emerging artists, the prize for which he used to live and paint in France and Spain.