Angus Grant Art

Paddling, Painting, Printing

Aviemore Sled Dog Rally. Photo courtesy of Steven Feasey. FB: @SFphotography75


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Mush! Mush!

The Aviemore Sled Dog Rally at Glenmore is always a fantastic spectacle – lots of excited dogs and hundreds of keen spectators along the Loch Morlich tracks.

This year, I’m going to be heading along to join the traders in the marquee – an early start to my year of craft fairs.

The event, organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain, has been running 1984 and now attracts more than 1,000 sled dogs and 250 mushers. This year it’s on Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27.

I’m really looking forward to it. Huskies are such beautiful dogs.

Not sure if there’ll be snow yet but I’m looking out the thermals anyway!

Thanks to Steven Feasey for the husky photographs. You can find him on Facebook here.

 

 

Loch an Eilein by Angus Grant


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Three commissions

I’ve been taking a break from painting over Christmas but wanted to share my most recent commissions with you.

First up is this colourful picture of Grantown East, the new visitor centre created in a dilapidated railway station on the outskirts of the town. After years of hard graft to get the place up and running, Karen Blessington and Dave Garman wanted a view of the finished site.

Grantown East by Angus Grant

If you’ve visited, you’ll know how beautiful it is. The railway carriages house a restaurant selling excellent pizza, while the old station has been lovingly refurbished to become a shop and visitor centre. It was great to be able to show the place in its new glory.

My second commission was also railway-related: a view from Lagyie on the A95 whisky road, looking towards the Strathspey Railway and beyond to the Cairngorms.

Lagyie by Angus Grant

It’s a really stunning view and I enjoyed painting the steam engine and its carriages.

Finally, I was asked to paint Loch an Eilein for a present.

Loch an Eilein by Angus Grant

I haven’t done this scene for a while so it was good to return to it: it’s such a popular and beautiful place. I’m delighted with how it turned out, particularly the castle.

Happy New Year when it comes and here’s to lots of new painting challenges in 2019!

New Highland Cow teapots, cups and saucers from Angus Grant Art


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Tea anyone?

I’m delighted to share these new tea sets. Just got them out of the kiln this evening in time for Jane to take along to the stall at the Eastgate Centre, Inverness, tomorrow. If you get a chance pop in and see her. They are stylish porcelain cups and saucers with a nice rustic finish and the capacity to hold a “good cuppa”.

 

 

Angus Grant paintings for sale


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The best way to see Angus Grant paintings?

Thanks to everyone who has come to the Superfly at Logie Steading so far – particularly since there’s been so many things competing for your attention, not least the sunshine! I really appreciate your visit.

Angus_Logie

I’m delighted with how the show looks and what’s been extra special is having my wee boy there too. This time last year, during my show in Kingussie, we were waiting for him to arrive. It’s lovely to be able to show him the paintings and watch him crawl around and pull himself up on chairs. He got one of the best views of the work as you can tell from the above photo.

I’m here all week, so there’s plenty of time to make it along. You can find The Long Room easily from the car park at Logie. It’s beside the Garden Shop. See you soon.

Angus Grant paintings for sale


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Superfly is open!

The paintings are up, the sun is out and I’ve got ice lollies in the freezer for a lucky few visitors. Superfly is now open at Logie Steading.

I’m in the Long Room, which is beside the Farm and Garden Shop. It’s a great space to show paintings and I’m really excited to be here.

Angus Grant Art at the Highland Wildlife Park


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Highland Wildlife Art

I’m really excited that my ranges of mugs, pine prints and cards are now on sale at the Highland Wildlife Park. I am lucky to be one of a number of local artists with work in the gift shop.

The display was set up at the weekend and is looking great.

Angus Grant Art at the Highland Wildlife ParkI also got the chance to have a wander around the park as well. I saw the polar bears – including the newest arrival playing around – the snow monkeys and wildcats kittens. And for the first time when I’ve visited, the elusive wolverine was out and about. The fantastic weather just capped the day.

I’m looking forward to working with the park: it’s a brilliant visitor attraction.

And look out for my new polar bear mug – it’s coming soon!