I draw, paint and make prints and sketch out in the open. I love the craft of etching and relief printing. Recently I've been making more photo-etchings, using photographs a little playfully as the basis for printmaking. However I love natural forms and like to explore the relationship between the built and the natural environment and I like old decaying structures. I paint in acrylics and oils and I like to create decorative, thoughtful pieces which say something about the world about me.
I live in Lochcarron and do most of my sketching in Torridon and Applecross. I worked for a number of years as a town planner but gave up planning to become a full-time artist in 2013, joining Edinburgh Printmakers the same year.
I'm originally from Fife.
Education: Dip TP, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.
Leith School of Art 2008-11, studying under Jacqueline Watt and Matt Storstein.
Selected Open Exhibitions
RSA Spring Open - April 2009
Scottish Drawing Competition Biennial Exhibitions 2009 and 2011
RSW Open - February 2012
Edinburgh Macmillan Art Exhibition – 2013, 2014 and 2015
VAS Annual Open 2016 - both 'Converge' and 'Fly'
'Town and Country' 2010 - Café Montagu, Edinburgh and Penicuik Arts Centre.
“No Woman Is An Island” annual joint exhibition with artist Rona MacLean in Edinburgh in 2013 - 2017.
3 Harbours Arts Festival, Cockenzie/Port Seton, East Lothian, annual event - 2009-15.
Artkist/Artists' Block, Morningside, Edinburgh - March and November 2011, and May 2012
Mixed Exhibition, Mussel Inn Gallery, Glasgow – December 2012 and 2014
Light-Colour-Land, 2013 - Bon Papillon Gallery, Howe Street, Edinburgh.
My work regularly appears in various galleries in the Highlands and also the Quay Gallery, Aberdour.
art blog: http://aileengrantgallery.blogspot.com
Facebook Page: Aileen Grant Artist