Angus Grant is a painter and craftsman, based in the Cairngorms National Park. His work is inspired by this beautiful location and the changing light on the landscape. In particular, his paintings feature lochs, mountains and wildlife.
Angus’s love of fishing is also an important part of his recent collections. He loves to explore the lochs of the Cairngorms and beyond, often finding inspiration instead of fish.
Angus says: “Time spent walking or fishing is never wasted and constantly throws up new ideas and imagery to use in my pictures.”
Angus initially studied art at Central St Martins School of Art, before going on to study jewellery design at Middlesex University, where he specialised in Japanese-style carving and acrylic. He taught Western Jewellery Design at the National Institute of Jewellery Design in Gudgerat, where he also learned about traditional goldsmithing. After university, he worked for jewellery designer Kirt Holmes in London. He returned to the Highlands in the early 2000s to start his own jewellery business.
Angus currently teaches art and design at Grantown Grammar School, tutors the Spey Art Group, and teaches various adult workshops on painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery-making and pottery.
“The way the light changes here is of great interest to me. The Cairngorms never look the same from one day to the next. In my paintings, I try and capture something of that fleeting ethereal quality of light.”