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When we think about art we normally think about paintings but you maybe surprised to know that there are 25 different styles of painting which each style gives a different look, textures, effect.
Painting is the art of splashing colours with the help of brushes in a certain way to create an art. Painting can be done on almost any surface and they can be digital(on computers) or manual using paints and brushes.  There are different kinds of painting materials like sand, paper, clay and many more. Painting is all about creativity, so artists don't restrict themselves to only limited medium and materials, it's an ever growing process. There are different types of painting styles but modern style of painting is the most sought after technique, it allows the artist to bringforth his/her ideas on the canvas with a mixture of modernism, abstract and surreal techiques. There are different styles of painting like abstract art, conceptual art, Hyperrealism, pop art, Futurism, Impressionism and so on. As artists you can focus on single styles or a combination of styles.


Scotland has a many painters who choose to use the wide range of styles and media to produce beautiful images on a range of material, from the old masters that hang in the galleries, museums and a range of stately homes and castles which are open to the public, many of the paintings have influenced other artists and those using other art media. For example there is a painting of Charles II in Falkland Palace which was used for the model of Disney's Captain Hook and when you visit you can see for yourself, old masters influencing the modern world.

Below you will find a nice array of Scottish painters, some whose work has out lived them and other who are still producing fabulous works of art. There will be a mix of styles some that people will like, other that people won't - It takes alsorts to make a world.

Ron Lawson


Ron Lawson painting 'old croft house'
Ron Lawson - Scotlands latest familar and recognised artists coming out of Scotland with his familar style his work is collected around the world as well as locally. His work is held in private collections and features in Canada, Japan and Australia. Ron spent his early years on a farm in Midlothian before embarking on a career in a art studio in Dundee while he perfected his art

Crawfurd Adamson

Attitude 4Hand Studies - Pencil Crawfurd Adamson (b 1953) is a noted figurative artist from Edinburgh, He graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone of Art and Design in Dundee in 1976. The winner of scholarships and  won both the Schmincke Pastel prize from the Pastel Society in 2012. Many of Adamson’s work can be found around the world in galleries and museum's including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Fleming Collection, London and of course in private collections. During the course of his degree, he won the Scottish Education Department's Travelling Scholarship. He won another scholarship immediately after his graduation. In 1977, he was granted a scholarship to work in France by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, of Canada. Having exhibited with street art specialists, the Signal Gallery, as well as having an audience within the nightclub scene in London, he has transcended his original Scottish colourist roots in terms or market, and found favour with a younger audience.

coracleStanding man - pastlesitting woman - pencil


More information can be found on Crawfurd website here



Hugh Buchanan

Old College Steps IIHugh Buchanan (b 1958) Born in Edinburgh, a celebrated artist who is know for his water colours and the portral of light and shadow in his works with interiors and his sense of depth and space. A graduate of  Edinburgh College of Art, gaining his BA in Drawing and Painting in 1980 his post graduate pass with distinction. His mother Fiona Ross was a graduate of Central School of Art and Design, London. His work can be found in the collections in Edinburgh City Art centre, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland, along with many commissions


More information can be found on Hughs website here





Elena Guillaumin

Morning ThistleA Cosmopolitan Elena Guillaumin is a Russian born artist who splits her time between residing in France and Scotland. Her main studio is based in the West End Edinburgh where she brings her artistic inspirations to life…
Between the ages of 12 to 15 years, Elena attended a School of Art in Russia but finally oriented her professional life towards Business. Albeit an interesting and successful career, her need for artistic expression, was being unmet. Hence, she enrolled at the Laoust Art Academy, PARIS, 2009-2012 under the direction of Hannah A. Laoust; artist, sculptor, painter and dancer. To this day, the course has been a unique and solid foundation, which underpins both her inspiration and creativity and one, which has accelerated her present position as an independent artist.

Since moving to Scotland in 2014, Elena’s artwork is strongly inspired by the scottish nature: its light, colours and ephemerality. Her artwork represents different scenarios from landscape to abstract flowers and her recent floral edition has been particularly successful at the Glasgow and Aberdeen Art Fairs.

Elena’s artworks are in private collections in France, USA, UK, Italy and Spain and are in great demand by a growing UK and International clientele.
More Information can be found on Elena website here

Resting Puffins

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