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Claire Beattie

Claire Beattie
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Landscape, weather, colour and light are all starting points for my paintings which are almost always rooted by the solitary and central motif of a tree. I work in oils on canvas and the paintings are developed over time by building thin layers of colour and mark making to create depth and intensity.

The imagery and composition is simple and distilled and preoccupied by indistinct and spontaneous mark making which briefly comes into focus. I want the work to have a resonance, a sense of contemplation and calm, and to go some way to echo the beautiful and meditative spaces I encounter and that have inspired them.

I graduated in 1997 from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art with an MA in Fine Art and have been a practising studio artist since 2009. I have gallery representation throughout the UK and regularly show at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and more recently New York with Brighton based Cameron Contemporary Art with whom I have also had 4 successful solo shows since 2013. I am an artist member of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. I live and work in the town of Duns surrounded by the endlessly beautiful Scottish Borders countryside.
Solo Exhibitions
February 2018 - UMBRA, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton and Hove
October 2016 - STILL, Dundas Gallery Edinburgh with Cameron Contemporary Art
October 2015 - REVERIE, Chelsea Arts Club with Cameron Contemporary Art
October 2013 - ARBOR, Store St Gallery, London with Cameron Contemporary Art


Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Claire Beattie, Anna Perlin and Jenny Wheatley at The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Affordable Art Fairs London and New York with Cameron Contemporary Art
Summer and Spring Shows at White Fox Gallery, Scottish Borders
Borders Art Fair with White Fox Gallery, Scottish Borders
Edinburgh Art Fair with Art Amatoria, Edinburgh

2018
Affordable Art Fairs London and New York with Cameron Contemporary Art
Borders Art Fair, Kelso, with Fidra Fine Art, Gullane
Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham with Cameron Contemporary Art
Contemporary Borders - Scottish Borders Artists, Old Gala House, Galashiels

2017
Winter Exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth
Winter Exhibition, Smithy Gallery, Glasgow
Affordable Art Fairs London with Cameron Contemporary Art
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Summer Exhibition, Fidra Fine Art, Gullane
Affordable Art Show, Smithy Gallery, Glasgow
arTay, Perth Festival of the Arts in association with Frames Gallery, Perth
Early Summer Landscapes, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire
Spring Exhibition at White Fox Gallery, Scottish Borders

2016
Affordable Art Fairs London and Bristol with Cameron Contemporary Art
Macmillan Art Show, Bonham's Edinburgh
'Ya Bass!' Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick
Summer Exhibition, The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery
Chelsea Art Fair, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Long Shadows (100 x 100 cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • Long Shadows (100 x 100 cms)
  • Oil
At the End of the Day (61 x 61 cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • At the End of the Day (61 x 61 cms)
  • Oil
Russet Jewel (35 x 35 cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • Russet Jewel (35 x 35 cms)
  • Oil
Quiet Shelter (35 x 35 cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • Quiet Shelter (35 x 35 cms)
  • Oil
In the Hazy Early Morning (80 x 80cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • In the Hazy Early Morning (80 x 80cms)
  • Mixed Media
Evening Sunshine (15 x 15 cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • Evening Sunshine (15 x 15 cms)
  • Oil
Aglow (50 x 50 cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • Aglow (50 x 50 cms)
  • Oil
In Bright Sunshine (15 x 15cms)
  • Claire Beattie
  • In Bright Sunshine (15 x 15cms)
  • Oil

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