Open Studios 2019

Plans for the 2019 Open Studios are underway and if you’re an artist interesting in taking part, please get in touch or join Artmap.

The Artmap members below are the studios and venues that have already committed to take part in the 2019 event. If you are interested in the art you see in their profile please contact the artists directly as they may not be able to accommodate visits at this time.

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Karen Beauchamp
: Design, Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking
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Creative inspiration from the landscape is inescapable in Argyll. Everyday is exciting, the bold shapes and colours of the meeting of sea and land, the rocks and plants are a constant resource for interpretation in mixed media, and multicolour printmaking.

Architect turned Wallpaper and Fabric Designer, Artist and Printmaker, she now lives, works and runs inspiring creative residential art holidays in Tarbert - www.whitehouseart.co.uk

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Lesley Burr
: Ceramics & Mosaic, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture
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My artwork usually begins outside in nature as sketches from life. The wild remote landscapes of the West and North of Scotland provides constant opportunities to observe closely the ever-changing light, sky and sea. I feel like a fortunate explorer discovering new places, revisiting familiar locations to reveal poetic meaningful connections to nature. Studio work includes small works on paper to larger scale oils and hand-built ceramics.

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Ken Simm
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Colin Woolf
: Design, Drawing & Painting, Photography
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Colin’s works are admired for their depth, drama and acutely observed detail. In the words of one of his clients, “His insight into nature is amazing.” He has also learned and refined the traditional art of painting with a woodcock’s pin-feather, and these small, beautiful paintings are highly sought after.

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Kate MacDonald
: Textiles
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Landscapes, Lampshades & Lessons
Living on the west coast of Scotland Kate’s hand-painted textile lampshades & landscapes echo her environment. Gathering inspiration from Argyll’s land & seascape, photographs, and her imagination, subtly painted sea scenes with stitch overlay are one of her favourite subjects.
Kate also teaches sewing & creative textile skills to children & adults.

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Arthur Ker
: Design, Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media
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Working in a range of media I try to capture the distinctive character of the West Coast landscape as well as the colours and moods of the changing seasons. This year along with my landscape and forest paintings I will also be showing work developed from sketches made on a recent extended stay on the island of Hoy in Orkney.

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Caroline Plummer
: Drawing & Painting
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Argyll - the inspiration. From my first visit it's rugged coastline, islands, empty golden beaches with seapinks clinging to the rocks, it's wildlife and dramatic skies have drawn me in. My paintings represent my journeys and adventures around this most beautiful area.

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Lucy Gray
: Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture
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Lucy Gray completed a Fine Art Sculpture Degree at Central School of Art where she achieved a 1st class Honours Degree. Following a printmaking Diploma she began her training in the restoration of lacquered and gilded surfaces. The influences of her continued work in this field can frequently be found in her sculpture.
"In my work I translate an idea through natural forms, capturing the tipping point, the metamorphosis"

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Libby Anderson
: Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking
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The Inner-what is it if not intensified sky, hurled through with birds and deep with the winds of homecoming. by Rainer Maria Rilke

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Jane Smith
: Drawing & Painting, Printmaking
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I use screen printing, and will demonstrate this technique during Open Studio Weekend. I will also be selling original artwork from my book, Wild Island, about the wildlife of the Hebrides. I am a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and exhibit annually with them in London.

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Margaret Ker
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Fiona Macrae
: Drawing & Painting
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Fiona's paintings are becoming less about fish, lemons and pots and more to do with colour, form and space, with an apparent simplicity of construction.
Although they are still life paintings their roots are in the natural environment. Spring greens, summer blues, autumn hues and winter days.
This year I hope to exhibit some construction paintings , made for a lifetime of beach combing finds from throughout the Hebrides and beyond.

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Morag Mellor
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Louise Oppenheimer
: Drawing & Painting, Textiles
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The tactile delight of pulling weft through warp creating designs which emerge slowly and absorb my mind absolutely, brings a sense of fulfilment and joy I couldn't live without.

There is a contemplative element to hand weaving as it demands patience while the simplicity of the process allows for freedom to create images which begin with a pen drawn line and evolve in the texture and warmth of wool.

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Caroline Cooke
: Drawing & Painting, Glass
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From my small and informal studio in Glencoe, I produce pastel drawings and studio glass of Scottish land and seascapes. Using the texture and colour of pastel I aim to capture the dramatic contrasts of light and dark in the land, sea and sky.
Like pastel. glass is also a tactile and vibrant medium. However, as my pieces are kiln fused, outcomes are usually more of a surprise!

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Melanie Chmielewska
: Sculpture
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I am inspired by Argyll's wildlife and nature . I work with stone. I love it's quality, bringing a sense of timelessness to the subject. This year I will be showing at Lottie Goodlet's home.

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Ewen Munro
: Photography
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Ewen's passion for photography began whilst studying woven textile design in the early 80s.
His enthusiasm for creating images has developed from a close interest in the unique characteristics of light and colour found in Argyll alongside the rich textures of rust and decay.
Recent photographic adventures have taken Ewen to many of the enigmatic islands of the Outer Hebrides, creating vivid images which can be viewed during Artmap 2018.

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Jane Walker
: Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
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I work with a combination of process and skills - 2D and 3D - indoors and out. Responding to the landscape and environment is intuitive and keeps me attuned to nature in a physical, mental and challenging way. I enjoy working to themes through both dimensions. Ideas develop through observation and drawing and scrutiny.

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Susan Berry
: Drawing & Painting
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Working in watercolour I am drawn to the shore. From home I follow otters along sheltered sea lochs, scramble over rocky tidelines and trail deer through the stillness of the wood.
Days later, the oily silver colour of reflected sky on a wet coat, the breaking sea patterns of mirrored land, might have led to a painting, or not.
Visit my studio and gallery to see how it’s going.

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Laura Clark
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My focus is oil painting and pyrography that captures the essence of wildlife and nature, bringing a little moment of reflection, character and poise to the viewer.