Maggie New

Painting for me is to do with responding to my inner and outer life; a contemplative activity, drawing connections between what is seen and unseen. Marks and colour are often used intuitively to express my experience of the world. Forms appear as a definite presence as well as in many cases a clue or symbol of something that is otherwise …

Dorothy Black

Dorothy is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and lives in Fife painting predominantly figurative and botanical work. ” I explore contrasts in my work – this may be the solid structure of a pose alongside freer painterly handling in other areas. I am fascinated with print and pattern, particularly vintage colour schemes and motifs and use these as …

Isobel Gilchrist

I came up to Aberdeen as a young student from the Lowlands to attend Grays School of Art, leaving with a degree in Sculpture and Ceramics in 1976. With a young family it was to be many years before I took up art again, or any personal artistic endeavors. I moved to the countryside after college and made my life …

Leonie Gordon

My painting is a kind of meditation, stepping out of the analytical world of thinking into the liminal space of not knowing and the joy of playing with colour and marks and brush strokes. I follow my body – surrendering to my curiosity and flow. This is the key for me, the process, of being present, playing, not trying to …

Shona Cammack

Shona paints in oils, collecting inspiration for her paintings from her own adventures hill walking, camping and cycling around Scotland. Her oil paintings are made using photographs and watercolour sketches she makes while in the outdoors. She has lived near the Cairngorms for most of her life and is inspired by the ancient pine forests, lochs and high mountains of …

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 …

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 …