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Ellen McCann

Ellen McCann
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Landscape provides endless opportunities for artistic response; my current focus is on points of change - for example: plants at various stages of their life cycle, landscape being shaped by the elements and fragile forms in nature. Natural growth and decay provide inspiration for my work.
 There is a delightful unpredictability in working with ceramics and steel and that forces a response from me.
I was born and brought up in rural Aberdeenshire. This has provided me with strong interest and belonging to the countryside.  I studied sculpture at Gray’s School of Art and continued my practice as a visual artist throughout a teaching career.
I have a studio in Elsrickle near Biggar with a rural outlook and inspiration comes from the garden and landscape.                 
Royal Scottish Academy
Aberdeen Artists Society
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
Frames Gallery, Perth
Borders Sculpture Group, Lauder
Visual Arts Scotland
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Visual Arts Scotland, Dumfries
Dancing Light Gallery, Lamancha
Society of Scottish Artists
Glasgow Arts Club Prizewinners
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
Newby Hall Summer Exhibition, Yorkshire
Third Dimension, Old Gala House, Galashiels
Rozelle Gallery, Ayr
Carol Ruadh Sculpture Park, Argyll.
Biggar Little Festival, Open Studio
Pittenweem Arts Festival
Birch Tree Gallery
White Fox Gallery

Awarded several prizes at Art School, including a Travelling Scholarship.

Royal Scottish Academy Awards:
Ottillie Helen Wallace Scholarship Fund Prize
Meyer Oppenheim Prize
Benno Schotz Prize

Scottish Arts Council Award
2nd Prize Shell-Expo Commissioned Sculpture
VAS- Glasgow Arts Club Prize