Tag: Scottish Artists (page 1 of 19)

Janet McCrorie | Artist Spotlight

Janet McCrorie produces the most vibrant, colourful and energetic art. She captures the essence of Scottish Country Dance in her eye-catching work.

janet-photo-31“I live in East Lothian and my working life has revolved around teaching and creating arts and crafts. I have studied painting with the Open College of the Arts and at Leith School of Art and have had two excellent mentors in Jacqueline Watt and Damian Callan.

I paint Scottish dancers using mixed media, plotting out the familiar shapes by scraping and scratching vibrant colours across the painting, meeting the challenge of capturing the look of the tartan and the movement and exuberance of the dance.

I work from photographs, sketches and from life, attending Highland Dancing competitions, Scottish Country Dancing events and Ceilidhs all over Scotland. My aim is to make the viewer smile and to induce a sense of nostalgia while putting a modern twist on the spectacle of these ancient traditional dances.

My paintings have been used to illustrate the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society’s Annual Review for 2011.”

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Bayattic.com | Janet McCrorie Small Mounted Prints

Ann Vastano | Artist Spotlight

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Ann Vastano lives and works in the Scottish Highlands.

“I have been constantly driven to recreate through art work those dramatic land forms which surround me. I am also particularly captivated by those character filled bothies and cottages which lie strewn across the highland park. Along with the fickle weather fronts we experience here in the north, these muses are a constant challenge and inspiration”.

Ann says, “Sketching outdoors allows me to immerse oneself completely in the mood and atmosphere of the subject, capturing my perception of its essence”.

For the past few years Ann has worked mainly in pastels and acrylic. However her new work has encompassed using both these mediums alongside paper collage, including – in some instances the use of the written word, which she feel adds another dimension to the composition, opening the work up to further interpretation.

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Save at Christmas

Well, it’s getting a little closer, so I’m going to mention the ‘C’ word! Why? Because everyone loves a saving – and we’ve got a Special Day of saving coming up, just in time for Christmas (Oops! Sorry, said it) I’ll keep you posted nearer the time x #bayattic #save #Christmas #makemesmile

Calendars for 2016

Calendars for the New Year are just in! Excited to see Skye in all its glory in John Bathgate’s A3 2016 Skye Calendar. John’s calendar comes supplied inside a sealed cello bag with a card stiffener and fourteen colourful pages which includes the front and back cover. You can choose to buy an optional Calendar envelope for posting, if you wish too!

John Bathgate - Skye - 2016 A3 Calendar - F+B

Heather Raeburn’s beautiful botanical illustrated calendar, this year features on the front cover the Poppy-like Meconopsis. Stunning illustrations throughout cover all fourteen pages – simply delightful.

Heather Raeburn - Botanical Watercolours - 2016 Slimline Calendar - F+B

Pauline Kemp’s eye  for a memorable photograph gives an insight into a year in the Scottish Borders town of Peebles. Enjoy the sights in fourteen pages including the front and back cover.

Pauline Kemp - Peebles - 2016 Slimline Calendar - F+B

The illustrated Edinburgh 2016 Calendar from Keli Clark is bursting with character. The front cover this year shows the Carousel at Christmas-time during the Edinburgh Christmas Market. You can also check out this Edinburgh Calendar with Elaine on the Video Page of the blog.

Keli Clark - Edinburgh - 2016 Slimline Calendar - F+B

All our Calendars show an inner page sample and a smaller view of each image for the corresponding month on the back page. Each calendar is printed on smooth white heavyweight paper, which has a lovely quality feel. The pages are wire bound and include a hook for hanging on the wall.

This year we have new titles from Photographer Paul Anders MacPhail – Back from the Edge Portobello, Moggies and Doggies and Edinburgh Closes by Carolanne Jardine, based on our most popular Slimline and A3 styles.

#2016 Calendars .#bayattic #Peebles #Edinburgh #Scotland #Skye #NewYear #ScottishArtists #Neverforgetanappointment #Reminder #keepuptodate #photographiccalendar

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