ABOUT MY ART and COMMISSIONS
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ABOUT MY ART AND INSPIRATION
I am an artist with a love of colour and texture. I studied at Glasgow School of Art from 2003 – 2006 (part time and summer school) and I have been a professional artist since 2007.
GALLERIES THAT I WORK WITH I work closely with some lovely art galleries in the UK. Please have a look at Where To See My Art page for the list of galleries that I work with. There is a link for each gallery - and this lets you see my paintings that are available in the gallery.
MY ART STUDIO is in Giffnock, on the south side of Glasgow. Visits to the studio are very welcome. Please e mail me or call 07973860447 if you would like to visit. I usually have some available framed paintings, art prints, ceramics and greetings cards. You can also see work in progress.
PAINTINGS FROM MY STUDIO Paintings in my studio are also available ONLINE. Paintings can be safely wrapped and posted to anywhere in the UK. There is no charge for posting.
COMMISSION A PAINTING I enjoy working on commissions. I am happy to work on a painting of any size. Please contact me if you would like more detail. The process takes around 6 weeks from planning to final framed painting. Please click on the Commission Information Icon to see an example and more detail: COMMISSION EXAMPLE
INSPIRATION FOR MY ART
It is an artist’s dream to live near the islands of the west coast of Scotland. I love to visit the Hebridean Islands where beaches are nothing short of spectacular. The colours are amazing and I try to capture the beauty in my paintings, using a vivid palette and texture.
WILDFLOWERS AND FLOWERS
I am inspired by the wildflowers in nature and pretty flowers in favourite vases. I am always attracted by the colours and pattern in nature . I enjoy painting still life.
THE ISLAND OF ARRAN is one of my favourite places. If you are on the island - please visit THE ARRAN GALLERY in Whiting Bay to see my paintings and art prints.
THE LAKE DISTRICT is another area that inspires me. If you are in KESWICK - please visit THE NORTHERN LIGHTS GALLERY at 22 St John's St.
ART FAIRS IN THE UK. I work closely with The Darryl Nantais Gallery in Linton, Cambridgeshire. In addition to exhibiting my art in the gallery in Linton, Karl Backhurst takes my paintings to The Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham, Affordable Art Fair in London and Edinburgh Art Fair in Scotland.