JAMES NEWTON ADAMS is best known for his faux naïve paintings and steel sculpture inspired by the peoples, animals and landscape of the Isle of Skye where he lives and works.
ADAMS was born in London where he studied sculpture before moving to the Highlands in 2014. His work builds on that of the great artists which preceded him; pulling inspiration from then, and still making it very much his own.
SHONA BARR’s paintings vibrate with energy. Colours, light and the atmosphere of nature are captured quickly by Barr, en plein air in watercolour, and then worked up into oils that retain this vibrancy. Her wonderfully loose brush-marks and bold colours put Shona Barr clearly as an inheritor and pioneer of the Scottish Colourist tradition.
Alluring, psychological and richly painted, MARK EDWARDS’s paintings stay with you, or maybe they have always been there buried like deja vu. His subject is often similar – men in hats and jackets, snow and often a train or a red balloon. He deservedly has a large following despite his remote location in the far north of Scotland.
Danish born LOTTE GLOB made her home and studio in wild Scotland over fifty years ago; drawing inspiration and materials from the environment – the mountains, sea and rivers. Creativity and overcoming technical challenges has always been central to Glob’s work, as has been the influence of archeology (her father was the archeologist behind Tullund Man) and primitive art of the CoBrA artists that were also part of her childhood.