Claire Beattie
Title: The Approach
Size: 40cm x 22cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Additional Information
"My painting was inspired by a beautiful set of photographs sent to me by a customer who had taken a boat trip out to the island to see the gannets (something I’ve never been brave enough to do as I’m a bit terrified of the open seas!) and her images captured the most amazing azure sky.
When I was a student Edinburgh College of Art in the 1990s a fellow student of mine was obsessed by the rock and was always taking trains to North Berwick to draw and paint on the beach and I remember being quite bemused by her single mindedness.
When I moved to East Lothian and then a bit further south to the Borders I too became quite captivated by its presence. I don’t think I’ll ever stop painting it! The light changes its presence minute by minute and for someone like me who loves the simplicity of a simple motif it is the perfect muse."
Claire Beattie


Price: £550

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About the Artist


Claire Beattie - Artist Statement

Creating work which explores depth, balance and close tonality, which conveys intricate and subtle colour plays whilst retaining a delicate surface quality is what I hope to achieve with my painting.

Using repetitive landscape motifs such as the singular tree form and inspired by the colour and vast empty spaces found within my daily landscape I find myself absorbed by the rich surface quality that can be built up on the painting support through layering pigment.

Throughout the work a preoccupation with simple and austere composition is explored. Working repetitively with squares and with strong and bold horizontals I hope that the paintings reveal a restrained yet rich palette of colour and tone with a strong character of painterly surfaces retaining a sense of the hand that made them.

CV

1997 Graduated University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art
MA (Hons) in Fine Art (with distinction)

Solo Exhibitions

Oct 2016 Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh with Cameron Contemporary Art
Oct 2015 ‘Reverie’ - with Cameron Contemporary Art at Chelsea Art Club, London and Cameron Contemporary in Brighton and Hove
Oct 2013 ‘Arbor’ - with Cameron Contemporary Art at Store Street Gallery, London and Cameron Contemporary in Brighton and Hove

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 (and forthcoming)
Mar - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art
April - The New Chelsea Art Fair, with Cameron Contemporary Art
May - Festival Exhibition, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton and Hove
May/June - Mixed exhibition with Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick, East Lothian
May/June - 128th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead with Cameron Contemporary Art
Aug - ‘Ya Bass!’, Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick, East Lothian

2015
Mar - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art
April - The New Chelsea Art Fair, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Apr-Jun - Spring Exhibition at The Stone Wall Gallery, Scottish Borders
Sept - The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Nov - Windsor Contemporary Art Fair with Junction Gallery,Oxfordshire
Dec - Christmas exhibition with Cameron Contemporary Art

2014
Dec - RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Sept - The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol with Cameron Contemporary Art
July / Aug - Summer Show at The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
July / Aug - Summer Show at Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead with Cameron Contemporary Art
May/June - Summer Show at The Stone Wall Gallery, Scottish Borders
April - Border Artists at Duns Castle with Art Amatoria
Mar - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art

2013
Mar - The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea with Cameron Contemporary Art
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Sept - The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Oct - The Scottish Show, Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Nov - The Macmillan Art Show, Bonham’s Edinburgh
Dec - Christmas Exhibition, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton and Hove

2012
June - The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Heath, with Cameron Contemporary Art
July - New Artists at Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Nov - Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Dec - The Christmas Show, Gallery 40, Brighton with Cameron Contemporary Art

2011
April - Border Artists at Duns Castle with Art Amatoria
April - The Chelsea Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead with Cameron Contemporary Art
July - Group exhibition at Walker Art Galleries, Harrogate
Sept - Bristol Affordable Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
Oct - Autumn exhibition at Found Gallery, Dunbar, East Lothian
Nov - RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Nov - Edinburgh Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
Dec - Christmas Show at Walker Contemporary, Harrogate
Dec - Christmas Exhibition at Number Four Gallery, St Abb’s, Berwickshire

2010
Oct - Annual Exhibition, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Oct - Aberdeen Artists' Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen
Oct - 149th Annual Exhibition, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow
Nov - RSA Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Dec - RGI Annual Christmas Postcard Exhibition, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Dec - Winter Exhibition, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington

2009
April - RSA Spring Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Dec - Winter Exhibition, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
Dec - Annual Exhibition, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dec - The Aspect Prize, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley

Prizes and Awards
2012 - Visual Artist Award, Scottish Borders Council & Creative Arts and Business Network
1997 - Helen A Rose Bequest - for distinguished work at Edinburgh College of Art

Associations
Member of the Society of Scottish Artists
Member of Visual Arts Scotland
Scottish Artist’s Union member