Angus Grant Art

Paddling, Painting, Printing

Loch Morlich Cairngorms by Angus Grant


Leave a comment

Back to Glenmore

Regular visitors will know how much I love Loch Morlich – for the scenery and for the fishing. The waters and the mountains are a constant source of inspiration for my art so when the chance came up to show work nearby at the Glenmore Visitor Centre, I could not refuse. It seems fitting to take my art back to where it started.

From July 21, I’ll be exhibiting a range of works at the centre, which is just off the main ski road to the Cairngorms. It’s a great wee venue providing information about the surrounding forest (run by Forestry Commission Scotland), and the cafe serves excellent cake, which is a bonus!

Among the works will be my railway poster series – with new additions to the collection specially for this show. The two paintings below – of Loch Morlich and the Lily Loch – are works in progress. And I’ll have the pine prints and mugs, including my new chunky fishy mugs.

The exhibition will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm and will run for around 10 days. Looking forward to meeting lots of new people down there!

Loch Morlich Cairngorms by Angus Grant

Loch Morlich by Angus Grant

The Lily Loch, Cairngorms National Park, by Angus Grant

The Lily Loch by Angus Grant

Lochs and Landscapes


Leave a comment

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

 

Avielochan, Cairngorms National Park


2 Comments

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.

 

 

Rynettin painting in progress


1 Comment

A new look at a bright bothy

This is one of my latest works in progress in my new railway poster series. It’s a new take on one of my favourite views in the Cairngorms, at Rynettin, near Nethy Bridge.

I love the way the red roof of the hut stands out against the green field in this new work. It’s also one of my most popular paintings so it’s a great challenge to paint it in a different way. This one’s nearly finished now.

You can see an earlier version at the top of the page.

Rynettin painting in progress

Work in progress

Avielochan painting, Angus Grant Art


3 Comments

Loch Horizons

Been having lots of fun trying something new. My most recent work is based on some of my favourite local lochs and takes inspiration from railway posters from back in the day.

It’s all about refining the scene to its essential shapes. I’ve been wanting to paint pictures like this since buying Lemon Jelly’s album, Lost Horizons. The cover artwork by Fred Deakin is one of my favourite pictures because of the simple shapes and strong colours.

Still got more lochs to get through so keep checking back.