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Claire Beattie

Claire Beattie
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I’m a painter and freelance creative practitioner based in the Scottish Borders. My painting is based on my experience of the landscape around me and almost always features a solitary motif. Often this is a tree or group of trees. I am interested in the possibilities surrounding the focal point of trees, their presence and sculptural form, and their role in our lives and imaginations especially as a vehicle for pause and reflection. More recently my work has started exploring singular clouds or the outline of the hills that I see everyday. I am interested in the constancy of these familiar images in our very turbulent world.

As a creative practitioner I work with groups of people of all ages and I am a huge advocate of creativity having a positive impact on people’s lives. Both sides of my practice greatly influence and enrich the other and give what I do real purpose and grounding.
2022 - 2023 Queen Margaret University - PG Cert in Applied Arts and Social Practice
1992 – 1997 University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art MA (Hons) Fine Art
(with distinction in studio work)

Forthcoming Summer 2024 - Hawick Museum and Art Gallery
Feb 2018 - UMBRA at Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
Oct 2016 - STILL at Dundas Street Gallery Edinburgh with Cameron Contemporary Art
Oct 2015 - REVERIE preview at Chelsea Arts Club, London and Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
Oct 2013 - ARBOR at Store Street Gallery London and Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton

Marchmont House
Private collections worldwide

Jan 2024 Morningside Gallery Small Paintings Exhibition
Dec 2023 Morningside Gallery Winter Show
Oct 2023 Colours - Aberdeen Artists Society Selected Members Exhibition
July 2023 Morningside Gallery Summer Exhibition
May 2023 Green Gallery Spring Exhibition
Feb 2023 100 Days Project Scotland Exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art
Jan 2023 Morningside Gallery Small Paintings Exhibition
Dec 2022 Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition
Nov 2022 Macmillan Art Show, Edinburgh
March 2022 Whitehouse Gallery , Journeys in Colour’, Kirkcudbright
Jan 2022 Morningside Gallery Small Paintings Exhibition
Dec 2021 Morningside Gallery Featured Artist

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Royal Glasgow Institute
Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove
White Fox Gallery, Coldstream
Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Fidra Fine Art, Gullane
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, New York, Hampstead, Bristol
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
Frames Gallery, Perth
Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire
Smithy Gallery Blanefield
Hold Your Distant Centre
  • Claire Beattie
  • Hold Your Distant Centre
  • Oil
Island Cloud
  • Claire Beattie
  • Island Cloud
  • Oil
From the Window
  • Claire Beattie
  • From the Window
  • Oil
Follow the Breeze
  • Claire Beattie
  • Follow the Breeze
  • Oil
Cloud over Loch Indaal
  • Claire Beattie
  • Cloud over Loch Indaal
  • Oil
  • Claire Beattie
  • Clearing
  • Oil
In the Warmth of the Sun
  • Claire Beattie
  • In the Warmth of the Sun
  • Oil
  • Claire Beattie
  • Balance
  • Oil