Claire Beattie



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'Reverie (Morning)' Oil on aluminium 60 x 60 cms (2015)

'Side by Side' oil on canvas 80 x 80 cms (2017)

'All Together' oil on canvas 60 x 60 cms (2017)

'Bass Rock - Violet Sky' oil on canvas 76 x 76 cms (2016)

'Summer' oil on canvas 76 x 76 cms (2016)

'Winter Tree (II)' oil and pencil on paper 20 x 20 cms (2016)


I am interested in the depth of tone and atmosphere that is created by layering and juxtaposing colour and creating rich areas of stumble mark making. Inspired daily by the stunning landscape on my doorstep I strive to realise a dynamic and bold image but one that is very still, calm, composed and balanced. My paintings which are built up over time use familiar motifs such as the single tree or group of trees to draw the eye into my exploration of the painting plane.


Claire graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in 1997 and has been painting full time since 2009. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK with work accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute for the Arts and by the Society of Scottish Artists for their prestigious annual exhibitions. A regular at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and in Bristol she has paintings in many private collections.

Claire lives and works from her studio in the town of Duns in the Scottish Borders and is currently represented by Cameron Contemporary Art with whom she has had three successful solo exhibitions including one in Edinburgh in October 2016. She is currently working towards a fourth solo show with them at their Brighton gallery for February 2018.


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