Angus Grant Art

Paddling, Painting, Printing

Blue and Gold by Angus Grant


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Strathpeffer and beyond!

It’s always a pleasure to get the chance to exhibit paintings further afield so I’m delighted that some of my fishy paintings will be at the annual Strathpeffer Art Fair.

The show started today (Thursday November 23) and runs until Sunday. This is a huge exhibition and sale taking place at the village’s lovely Victorian pavilion. It’s my second year taking part alongside scores of Highland artists and I can thoroughly recommend it for a visit.

Opening hours are:
Friday 24th Nov – 10am-8pm
Saturday 25th Nov – 10am-6pm
Sunday 26th Nov – 10am-2pm

 

And because your Christmas shopping missions continue for a few more weeks, I’ll be at Castle Fraser, Inverurie, on Saturday and Sunday with the Exclusively Highlands event. More information here.

And for good measure, I’ll also be represented at a wee fair closer to home, at The Pagoda in Grantown. This event runs on Sunday only, 10am-2pm. Got a wee helper going along!

Mug display


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Elephants in the Pantry

It’s the start of a busy couple of weeks for me. As well as exhibition preparation, I’m going to be at a wee craft fair at a local deli, Elephants in the Pantry.

It’s running as part of the continuing Grantown 250 celebrations on Saturday June 25, from 10am. There’s going to be lots of other crafters and the chance to sample some of the shop’s delicious food! See Elephants’ Facebook page for more info.

I’ll have lots of mugs and coasters, with my drawings of animals, birds and of course, fishing flies – lots to choose from. See you there!

 

 

 

 


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Upcycling old etching plates

When a printmaker has finished printing an “Edition” it is traditional to destroy the artwork on the copper plate by scratching a great big cross on its surface. Another way to destroy the plate is to cut it into lots of wee pear shapes. You can then tap each of these into a handmade wooden mould, (gently to preserve the wee bit of the artwork left on the plate). After that you could drill a little hole in the top of the wee bit of copper and attach it to a super posh handmade lure with semi-precious stones and silver plate finishings to be sure to catch the most discerning trout, pike or salmon.

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