Welcome to our Virtual Gallery this is where we will showcase Scottish Artists that are currently on the scene. The Artists will change periodically and are in no particular order. email@example.com
Malcolm held his first one man show at Tolquhon in 1988 having completed his post graduate degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1987. He has continued to paint full time since then. He first began painting industrial and engineering subjects when completing a foundation year at college in Middlesbrough. Coming from rural Perthshire, he found the industrial landscape arresting. His interest in these subjects has continued, particularly the forms and structures of boats and ships whether these are fishing boats in Peterhead harbour or sailing ships chronicled in archives. A human story behind his work is often suggested through collage and symbols of myths and legends. Malcolm is a dramatic and striking painter who has won many awards and commissions and has work in a number of public collections.
I paint in watercolour, both transparent and opaque, which is an incredibly versatile medium. I work from life, photographs and imagination; more often than not all three in the same piece. The joy for me lies in the fine details and, no matter if I am working on a larger painting or a miniature, my favourite part is always adding the little intricate observations that bring my work to life.
I was born in Cornwall, daughter of potter John Struthers and writer Jackie Struthers, and have drawn since I could hold a pencil. I paint everything from flowers to wildlife, via illustration and licensing, with detours into miniature art whenever possible. My job is a privilege and a constant learning curve, whatever the subject. I have lived for nearly thirty years in Orkney where I work from my studio on the shores of Scapa Flow – surrounded by paintings-in-waiting!
Emma’s vibrant and distinctive mixed media paintings on gesso panels demonstrate a strong emotional connection with her subject. Her unique technique of weaving of paint, light, colour and mood onto textured surfaces result in a highly personal and often thought-provoking interpretation of special places or times. Her subject is mainly Scottish landscape and still life.
Emma studied contemporary art and painting for four years at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a sell-out Degree Show, sales included pages from her sketchbook. From the time of graduating to today she has been working full time as an artist. Emma’s diary is filled with exhibitions and commissions from collectors worldwide. She has received many awards over the years including House for an Art Lover Award, Sir William Gilles Award, Miller’s Creativity Award and the Glasgow Art Club Award to name but a few.
She was the youngest ever winner of The Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, which took her on an extensive tour of Italy in 2000.
At the age of 23 she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the RSW diploma which she received from the Queen. A few years later she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the Paisley Art Institute diploma.