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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret is one of the leading pastel artists in Scotland and studied at Glasgow School of Art, she is a member of Pastel Artists of Canada, Art du Pastel en France & Pastel Society of Spain and a member of steering committee for Landscape Artists International LAI incorporating International Plein-Air Painters.
‘Through teaching & travelling worldwide, I have learnt to use bolder tone & colour in my work, inspired by great artists I have met along the way. My influences have widened, my style has loosened and my mind is open to new ways to express myself as a painter, whether through love of pastel, watercolour sketches , or oil painting I promote and endorse pastels as a serious & worthy medium, as they can be used in dry or wet techniques, developed like oils or acrylics. I now paint fulltime at home and enjoy seeing pastels finally being accepted as a serious painting medium in top galleries in Scotland’.
Born in Dundee, Fiona attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating with a Diploma in Decorative Design, thereafter obtaining a Diploma in Secondary Art Teaching.
Her passion for pastels started about 10 years ago having discovered their depths and versatility for showing the beauty and often mystical atmosphere of the Scottish Landscape.
Fiona is renowned for her striking rich toned studies, particularly concentrating on the dramatic skies and light effects found over the Tay Estuary. In addition, the spectacular mountain landscapes of the highlands, particularly the Braemar and Royal Deeside areas, continue to provide inspiration.
“My artistic inspiration comes from the deep connection I feel with the people and the land of the North West of Scotland- I wish to portray this as sensitively as I can through the mediums of oil paint and pastel. My experience of art continues to be joyful and rewarding
I decided in 2015 to commemorate the sailors who were lost in the 1919 Iolaire disaster. 100 portraits in oils to commemorate the centenary have been completed. The exhibition started on 29/12/18 and will run for two months. Afterwards it will be shown in the Scottish Parliament.