Paul Ritchie

“My paintings employ the use of unconventional techniques to evoke a highly charged atmosphere combining a variety of techniques gained over 15 years running The Manchester Etching Workshop and 3 years running the Two Rivers handmade paper mill. Printing, painting and mark making combine in the finished product. For me the Scottish landscape is at it’s best when semi-dissolved in …

Jill MacKenzie

Jill MacKenzie has worked for the last 10 years from her studio in the North East of Scotland. Art has always been an important part of her life, so upon retiring in 2012 it seemed natural to study Fine Art at Moray School Of Art. Since then she has been largely self taught gaining information from other artists, collecting ideas …

Mary Welfare

‘Mary Welfare was brought up in Aberdeenshire and now lives near Tarland.  Her semi-abstract work, influenced by the landscape of the Howe of Cromar and beyond, has won her awards.  She is also a papier-mâché sculptor, a children’s author and a medal-winning gardener.’

Peter Nardini

Born in Glasgow, Nardini, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, taught art in a South Lanarkshire secondary school for twenty years while still producing his own work. He still lives and works in the West of Scotland. Nardini works with acrylic paint using a dry brush technique, painting on board working from a dark surface through to colour and …

Dot Walker

Dot Walker is based at the WASPS studios in Inverness and spends much of her time exploring the highlands on foot, bike or kayak (ok, occasionally by car as well!). Most days begin with a walk accompanied by 2 enthusiastic spaniels. She never leaves home without at least a small sketchbook and stick of charcoal in case the opportunity for …

Val Thomson

Val spent her childhood in Fraserburgh and now lives in Aberdeen. Painting and drawing has been her lifelong passion and at the end of 2010 she decided to follow her dream and is now a full time artist exhibiting throughout Scotland. Val’s paintings reflect her connection with the North East of Scotland and her love of its coastline, landscape, weather …

Ian Bashford

Ian was born in Glasgow and studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland; specialising in woven textile design and graphic design. Gained an R.S.A.D. travel bursary to Switzerland and Italy. After a post-graduate year at Leeds University studying industrial textile design and manufacture, returned to Aberdeen for teacher training at Aberdeen College of Education. He works predominately in watercolour …

Stephen Redpath

Steve lives in rural Aberdeenshire but grew up in Wales and has travelled widely. From an early age he wanted to study the natural world and this led to a research career in ecology from which he retired in 2020 to focus on painting. He says “I paint to capture the light and essence of landscapes. I work mostly in …

June Meredew

June is a Scottish artist who works mainly in oils and having been painting for some years is exhibited widely in Aberdeenshire galleries. Her landscapes/seascapes are personal and in response to her surroundings; painting with vibrancy and splashes of bold colour as she captures nature’s force. une is a Scottish artist who works mainly in oils and having been painting …

Kymme Fraser

Kymme Fraser was born in Edinburgh, studied in Aberdeen and worked in Glasgow before returning to Aberdeen in early 1990s to work and raise a family. Her love of art and painting was rekindled many years later. “I am always learning from and being inspired by others at courses and workshops delivered by the wealth of experienced and skilled artists …