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Trude Blows

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I mainly work from landscape, sketches made and memories of places, particularly the west coat of Scotland.

I work with collage and mixed media, at times creating layers by sanding back and re-applying materials until a surface is created which to me expresses the particular mood and weather of place.

Feelings not able to be expressed in words is at the bottom of everything I try to do, and sometimes this is expressed in abstract forms.
TRUDE BLOWS, WASPS Studios, Patriothall, EH3 5AY. email: trudeblows@hotmail.com
1997 Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, BA(Hons) Painting.

1997 RSA Student Exhibition, Edinburgh 1997 Mainhill Gallery, Jedburgh, Borders
1997 NHS Conference Centre, Edinburgh
1998 Banns Restaurant, Edinburgh
1998 NHS Conference Centre, Edinburgh
1999 Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition, Edinburgh
2000 Aberdeen Art Show, Aberdeen
2002 Festival Exhibition, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2003 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2003 Festival Exhibition, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2004 ‘Celebration’ Exhibition, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 ‘People Like Us’ - People’s Story Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh. Received runner up prize
2010 RSA Open Exhibition
2011 SSA Annual Exhibition. Received The SSA Website Award
2012 SSA Annual Exhibition
2013 SSA Annual Exhibition
2014 SSA Annual Exhibition
2015 SSA Annual Exhibition
2018 Edinburgh Art Fair

1999, 2000, 2003 Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

2008 runner up prize, People’s Story Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh.
2011 SSA Website Award.

1999 CD cover image ‘Dark Pearls’, Scottish traditional singer songwriter, Christine Kydd

2000 Book cover ‘Bracken To Bone’, anthology of poetry and art work by the Isles of Mull and Iona poets ‘The ScribeTribe’ in collaboration with local artists. Funded by The Women's Trust Fund, Rossendale, Lancashire and Argyll and Islands Enterprise. Printed West Highland Publishing Co. Ltd. Isle of Skye. .

2006 CD inside cover image, ‘Dorney Rock’, Kevin MacLeod of The Occasionals with Alec Finn of De Dannan, and others. Outside cover image by Will Maclean.

August 2002:
The Glasgow Herald newspaper. The List magazine.
Hebridean Horizons
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Hebridean Horizons II
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Hebridean Horizons III
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Hebridean Horizons IV
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Columba's Bay Iona
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Dawn over Iona Sound
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  • Dawn over Iona Sound
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