Angus Grant Art

Paddling, Painting, Printing

Lochs and Landscapes

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Lochs and Landscapes: a new exhibition

My first summer exhibition is approaching fast. I’m joining Campbell Bryson (former head of art at Grantown Grammar) for a show at the Iona Gallery in Kingussie in July.

We’ve both got similar influences but distinctive styles and I’m delighted that we’re going to be exhibiting together again.

Campbell’s work focus on the effects of sunlight and shadows, producing expressive landscapes featuring Highland beaches and his trademark birch trees.

I’m working on some new paintings but will be showing my recent series based on the vintage railway posters as well as others featuring local lochs.

The show runs from July 7-14. And you’re welcome to come to opening night on Friday July 7, from 7pm-9pm – there’ll be a wee glass of wine or soft drink to celebrate!

You can find out about my other events during the summer on the Exhibitions page and also on the Events and Workshops page.

Lochs and Landscapes

Lochs and Landscapes


Amethyst ring silversmithing

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Silversmithing class

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a bit of silversmithing, you have got a chance in May.

I’ve got a new silversmithing class running with the Cairngorms Learning Partnership. It’s in Kingussie for the first time so I’m looking forward to working down the other end of the strath.

On your way to making two rings, you’ll learn some basic skills: using a piercing saw, soldering and stone setting.

Places are limited so you’ll need to be quick to claim your spot.

The class will run for five weeks from Tuesday May 2, 6-8pm, at Kingussie High School. The cost is £75 per person.

See the Cairngorms Learning Partnership for more information.

Here’s some pictures from my previous classes:

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How to take the first easy steps in making beautiful prints

Angus grant fine art print highland cairngorms perch loch AlvieBusy few weeks coming up for me. I’m teaching a few classes organised by the Cairngorms Learning Partnership (CLP).

This Kingussie-based charity offers a range of courses in the Cairngorms National Park.

You can find the full list of those on offer by clicking here, but to give you a flavour, at the moment there’s felt-making, cooking and flower-arranging. Something for everyone!

I’m teaching a four-week silversmithing course, starting this week. It’s fully booked – which is great!

And next month, I’ll be running a one-day introductory printmaking workshop. This will give participants an overview of different types of printing, including intaglio and drypoint etching.

It takes place on Saturday March 12 – you can get more information or book your place by visiting the CLP’s website.*

Or you can visit my Events & Workshops page to see all of my upcoming classes.

*Since this blog was written, the class has been postponed. Click here for more information.

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Kingussie Food on Film Festival

We had a lovely night at the Iona Gallery for the start of the Food on Film Festival. As well as watching a documentary about bees, Queen of the Sun, we saw all the bug-inspired artwork on display. The members of the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists have produced some exceptional work this year. My painting is hanging up there too, along with work by my pupils at Grantown Grammar School.

The festival is on until Sunday; more information can be found by clicking here.

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A sneak peek

I’m back at the easel and have been busy creating a piece for Kingussie’s Food and Film Festival.

The festival starts on Thursday night, with a showing of the film, Queen of the Sun, which is about the crisis affecting the world’s population of bees. There’s lots of other films, events and activities organised. You can get more details about the programme by clicking here.

These are a couple of details from my painting. It will be on show at the Iona Gallery between Thursday and Sunday.