Angus Grant Art

Paddling, Painting, Printing


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A bumper summer

From exhibitions to craft fairs with a few workshops thrown in for good measure: it’s going to be a busy few months for Angus Grant Art.

I’ve got a packed schedule from July 1, when I’ll be at the Exclusively Highlands‘ craft fair at Eden Court Theatre.

After that I’ll be out and about with events in Carrbridge, Glenmore and Kingussie, as well as heading further afield to Aboyne.

Then as the summer holidays come to a close, I’m teaching another round of weekly silversmithing and pottery classes. The latter is already full up but you can still sign up for silversmithing.

Look out for upcoming posts with more details in the next few weeks. But you can also keep up with my travels by checking my Exhibitions page and the Events and Workshops page.

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge


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Craft in Carrbridge

Getting ready for the first craft fair of 2017 and it’s pretty close to home.

I’ll be at Bridge 300 in Carrbridge on Saturday May 20. It’s a big weekend of community events to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the village’s iconic Packhorse Bridge.

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge

I live in Carrbridge a few years ago and it’s got a great community spirit so I’m really looking forward to this.

The craft fair is in the Village Hall on Saturday, 11am-2pm. I’ll have my wildlife mugs and the pine prints on sale.

There’s also a heap of other events going on from Friday to Sunday, including historical exhibitions and live music and dancing. Find out more on the Carrbridge website.

Hope to see you there!

The Red Squirrel book


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Squirrillustrations

Delighted to reveal another first for Angus Grant Art: illustrating a newly published book.

Last night I was at the launch of The Red Squirrel: A Future in the Forest by Neil McIntyre and Polly Pullar. You’ve maybe seen it in the news over the past couple of weeks, e.g. this one from the BBC.

The book was funded by a successful crowdfunding campaign, and published by Scotland: The Big Picture. I was asked by Louise at Cairngorm Futures, whose team did the design work, to contribute some illustrations of woodland fauna – and a few squirrel tracks – to go alongside Polly’s text. You can see my pictures below.

It was such a fun project and it was great to meet Neil and Polly and the others involved at the event last night. Really enjoyed hearing Neil’s tales of trying to capture photos of these curious creatures.

And the book looks brilliant – lots of very good-looking squirrels!

You can get a copy from Scotland: The Big Picture.

Avielochan, Cairngorms National Park


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New paintings: Loch Vaa and Avielochan

Here’s a couple of new colourful pictures I’ve just completed. One’s a different view of Avielochan and the other is Loch Vaa, where I’ve spent many a day trying to catch trout in past years.

They’re both now on sale at High St Merchants in Grantown.

There are also some new pine prints on the way. Will let you know when they arrive.

Otherwise, I’m working away on new pictures just now – new simple landscapes and fishy portraits. Will post some pictures when they’re done.

 

 

Angus Grant with pike painting


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Don’t miss the Creative Cairngorms exhibition!

Last night I was at the preview of the Creative Cairngorms exhibition at the Moray Art Centre at Findhorn.

If you’re in the Moray area, I would recommend having a wee look. I’ve mentioned before that this is a lovely gallery space and it’s always great to see the breadth of work that the Creative Cairngorms group produces. As well as paintings, there’s photography, jewellery, glasswork, pottery, collage and screenprints: definitely something for everyone. My contribution includes some of my fishy portraits.

The show is on until the end of the month so there’s plenty of time to visit! Here’s a few pictures of my work on the walls but there’s a few more snaps on the Creative Cairngorms Facebook page.