I’m very excited to announce a new summer exhibition of work inspired by the Cairngorms.

Along with Elizabeth Pirie, I’ll be exhibiting work at the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team’s base at Inverdruie next month to help raise funds for their work.

It’s the first time that CMRT has done this kind of thing and it’s particularly special because both Elizabeth and I have a family connection with the team.

Into the Cairngorms painting by Angus Grant

My dad, Peter, was a member from 1981-2016, while Eric Pirie joined as an 18-year-old and is still serving after 37 years!

“Into the Cairngorms” will feature well-loved landscapes from the national park, taking visitors from the beautiful lochs to the spectacular peaks.

It will run at the base from August 10-18, open 10am-4pm. Entry is free. Click here for a map!

My work will focus on the lochs of the national park, with new pieces including my favourite Loch Morlich.

I’m delighted to support the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. This is charity that means a great deal to my dad and he loved his time working with the team. This is the best way that I can help them out.

Ryvoan Bothy painting by Angus Grant

Al Gilmour, chairman of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, said: “We are delighted to host this exhibition. 

“As a rescue team we depend on support from our local community and beyond and this is a great opportunity to give something back to two local artists. It is especially fitting as both the artists have a close and long-standing family link to the team. 

“We are looking forward to seeing some amazing original artwork on display in August. 

“This is the first time we have ever held an occasion like this like in the 50-plus years of the team, so it is especially exciting doing something that reflects the environment we operate in from an entirely different angle.”    

Elizabeth is now an art teacher based in Edinburgh. She seeks to show the mountains from the perspective of a skier or mountaineer, examining the tension between the beauty and danger of these wild places. She only creates a piece after exploring the land personally, whether on foot, bike or skis.

She said: “Growing up many of the rescue team were like family, my parents even met in the rescue team. The rescue base was always a safe and welcoming space to wait for Dad to come back from rescues. I’m in awe of not only what they do, but the care, commitment and love that they share for mountain rescue. It is a joy to contribute to the work that the team do so well.”

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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