Saturday, 28 May 2022

Morvern Graham I


So after two years of just peeping online at graduates from the Scottish Art Colleges, at last I am getting to see the new talent for myself. Today I travelled north to Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, and was not disappointed.  and My first feature from this show is illustrator Morvern Graham . I like Morvern's work as it is full of texture, simple limited colour pallet, sparse composition, great drawing, traditional story telling and lots of wooly jumpers.  

The illustrations here are from two tales; Holm and The Huldufólk. 

Friday, 27 May 2022

Alexa Reber

Alexa Reber combines delicate studies of nature with collaged books and boxes creating sublimely delicate works.

Monday, 23 May 2022

Nickola Pottinger


Images from Nickola Pottinger's first solo exhibition featuring abstract shapes with wild colours and patterns 

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Cathy Orton IV

Cathy Orton has her first solo exhibition currently showing at mote102 Ferry Road, Edinburgh until May 28th. 
Mote102 is a new and beautiful space in an old corner shop, full of traces of its past lives and the beauty of its new incarnation. 

Cathy is my friend, a mentor, an adopted mum and total inspiration. Born in Glasgow in 1953 she studied painting at Duncan and Jordanstone Art College, Dundee. After the birth of three daughters, all of whom are practicing artists, Cathy trained in Art Therapy. Since 2000 she has lived and created in Edinburgh, supporting and collaborating with her daughters projects and caring for grandchildren, in the last few years her creativity has become turbo charged like a tornado pouring out after years of work and parenting.

Cathy Orton is a force of nature, an impulsive creative passionate about family and an incredible empathetic powerful woman. For most of her career she worked as an art therapist channeling her creativity through her clients. Now at last it is her time and she is a dynamo of ideas, techniques and styles. She works on what ever is to hand, board, canvas or cardboard, walls or windows. 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Ever Baldwin


Paintings and constructions by Ever Baldwin, what do you see? I see faces, butterflies and so much more but I love the dramatic abstract frames.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Jessica Weiss

Exuberant collage paintings by Jessica Weiss incorporating wallpaper and textiles with acrylic paint.