Belties and Colourful Vases

Fiona Millar lives and works in the Scottish borders and is based at the WASPS Studios in Selkirk. Her instantly recognisable work, that often features flowers and Belties, is highly stylised and has an 1930’s Art Deco feel.

Buddleia Ceramic Gift Mug by Fiona Millar

She is a self-taught artist, and originates from a family familiar with art, as her father was an art dealer, and her sisters studied at Art College. Her family, aware of Fiona’s natural talent, encouraged her to develop her own style both in content and application. Fiona produces much sought after work. Her landscapes are influenced by the rolling countryside and hills of Galloway, and often feature her beloved Belties, her Still Lifes composed with colourful vases and flowers.

 

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Spirited Shape and Form

Diana Hand has always loved horses – as a horse owner and rider, Diana finds drawing horses a very natural form of expression and enjoys sharing the movement, spirit, study and form of these beautiful creatures in her work. She was brought up in London and trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford and later at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2001 with an Honours Degree in Painting.

Her work includes textiles, printmaking, sculpture and more recently her first love – drawing on paper – particularly horses.

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Coastal Scenes in Raymond Murray A3 Art Posters

A colourful choice of A3 poster from artist Raymond Murray. Iconic ship building scenes featuring East India Harbour, The Launch, West Harbour, and surrounding area – The Greenock Cut, Waterman’s House and The Vennel, to seascapes and coastal Clyde views such as Sandbank, Dumbarton Rock, Rothesay Harbour, and Dunoon waves. What will you choose ?

Rothesay Harbour A3 Art Poster

About the Artist.

Raymond works from his studio on the Isle of Bute. Here he is still close to his roots having been born in the shipbuilding town of Greenock, memories of which still inspire some of his work. It was there that he was taught the spectrum of painting by the renowned marine artist James Watt. He had a natural talent as a youngster and used to draw portraits of his fellow pupils in his “jotter”. He says, “As a kid at school I wondered what all the fuss was about drawing portraits; couldn’t everyone do that? I was surprised that the teacher knew so much and taught the class but couldn’t draw.”

As a young man he studied for a time at the Neo Classical Portrait School in London but eventually decided that, “there was nothing very interesting about portraits” and left. He was inspired, however, by the Impressionists, particularly Vlaminck, “I loved his deep blue skies and use of pure colour: this was for me”. In 1969 he started using a broad brush, pure colour and “artistic licence”. This very distinctive style, bold, vibrant and dynamic remains today.

“I think ‘abstract’ when I’m painting, but I don’t paint abstract. I always paint from memory too. It means you miss out things and add things, but that’s the benefit, it’s your interpretation, it’s better for composition.”

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Art Print Give-a-way

art+you Competition WORDPRESS

Looking Towards Skye and Looking Towards Eigg and Rhum – Open Edition Lithograph Art Posters by David Graham up for grabs for ONE lucky winner. Prints have a joint worth of over £50.

Simply visit our Facebook Page to Like and Comment on the post and tell us WHY YOU LIKE ART.

Competition closes 11.59pm Thursday 26th February GMT. Winner will be chosen at random.

Competition open to UK only.

Good luck! x

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