Posts Tagged ‘Scottish Landscape


Scottish contemporary art from Red Rag Gallery

'Hillside Moon' by Scottish artist Georgie Young at Red Rag Gallery

Today’s featured Scottish Artist at the Red Rag Gallery is Georgie Young

Georgie Young is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Her work is inspired by the Scottish landscape. Georgie aims to evoke a feeling and capture a sense of place in her paintings. She seeks to create atmosphere or an unexpected detail rather than reproduce a direct likeness.

Today’s image ‘Hillside Moon’ is typical of Georgie’s contemporary paintings. The painting is full of atmosphere and intrigue and the viewer is drawn into the landscape and a higher place.

Georgie Young paints primarily in acrylic using a bold palette and rich textures. Her paintings are available for Red Rag Gallery. For more details contact + 44 1451 832563.

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Scottish art: artist Pam Carter

'Farm, Iona' by Pam Carter

'Farm, Iona' by Pam Carter

Today we highlight the art work of Scottish ArtistPam Carter

Pam Carter was born in Tanganyika, East Africa in 1952. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Inspiration for Pam Carter paintings is found in the rugged West Scottish Coast with its isolated cottages and wild colours of the machair and brachen. Pam also paints East Scottish Coastal scenes with fishing villages, farm land and majestic cliffs where she loves to stand on a high viewpoint. From there she can see the magnitude of the Scottish Landscape. Sunspots move across the valleys. And the forbidding trip to the Western Scottish Isles brings great reward with its sweeping golden sands and turquoise tranquil waters which is almost idyllically tropical.

Scottish locations such as Skye, Lewis, Harris and the Uists have been favourite islands for Carter to visit. Pam has also produced contemporary paintings of Tiree and Coll.Tiree offers idyllic settings. The Island’s architecture is like a museum of Scotland’s past with wonderful cottages sitting perched on the most beautiful of beaches

A sense of place is important in Pam Carter’s paintings but she does not seek to capture a scene with complete accuracy. Pam often interprets the scene with abstract elements. She translates the light in terms of contrast and colour – often bold but always with subtlety and balance. Ultimately she wants to create a visual sensation and pleasing image in her contemporary paintings.

In addition to original paintings art work can be bought as Pam Carter Limited Edition Prints

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Scottish Art Show at Red Rag

'Towards Isle of Rum' by Robert Kelsey

'Towards Isle of Rum' by Robert Kelsey

Today is the start of our latest art show. It is a mixed art exhibition featuring over 200 paintings from the studies of both leading and emerging Scottish Artists. Scottish art is very much influenced by the use of bold, vibrant colours, so right now the gallery is a real explosion of colour

The show includes still life, landscape, seascape, portrait and surrealist paintings. There are also limited edition prints by many of the Scottish artists

One of the artists participating in the show is Robert Kelsey. He was born in Glasgow in 1949 and attended the Glasgow School of Art studying under influential leading artists David Donaldson, John Cunningham, Alexander Goudie, James Robertson and Duncan Shanks. Years later Robert Kelsey’s paintings still reflect the powerful influence of his art tutors. Other influences on Kelsey’s paintings are The Scottish Colourists, Peploe and Cadell and Robert also admires the art work of the English artists Edward Seago and Ken Howard.

Despite being an enthusiastic traveller, Robert Kelsey has always loved returning to his Scottish roots and the inspiration found in the beauty of the Scottish coastline. Kelsey’s distinctive oils on canvas paintings convey the vast flat beaches, sparkling emerald water and majestic skies in a glowing array of blues, golds and greens. Over the last few years Robert Kelsey has established a reputation for his lively and fluent style of painting. Kelsey often focusses on his favourite subject, the wide, lonely beach landscapes of the Western Isles. Alongside Scottish paintings Kelsey also produces wonderful landscape paintings of Italy, Cornwall and Spain as well as richly coloured still life paintings. The intensity of colour in these continental works and still lifes complement the more subtle tones of the Scottish beaches.

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Scottish art: Emma Davis paintings

'Dreaming' - mixed media painting by Emma Davis

'Dreaming' - mixed media painting by Emma Davis

Today’s featured artist is Emma Davis.

Emma is a young Scottish Artist born in Scotland in 1975. She grew up in a family of artists and then studied contemporary art for four years at the Glasgow School of Art graduating in 1998.

In 1999 Emma was the youngest ever art winner of the Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, awarded by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW). As a result Emma travelled extensively in Italy during 2000 and later successfully exhibited many contemporary paintings of Italy at the annual RSW exhibition in 2001. She was elected an artist member of the RSW in the same year.

Today’s paintings are dominated by vistas of the Scottish landscape. Emma says “I have always had a great love for the Scottish landscape as I grew up surrounded by beautiful countryside. My contemporary paintings are often personal. My moods and emotions about particular areas I’m painting, the strength of light and most importantly colour, influence the way that I work each day”

Emma art works are mostly in mixed media pieces but she also produces fine oil paintings. Like many Scottish artists Emma’s inspiration for paintings and prints come from her roots – Scottish Landscapes and Scottish Marine scenes. And, her distinctive style in the use of strong bold colours are becoming increasingly collectible.

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