Around the World with Albaworld

Amstel Gold Race

Art from Scotland

A quiet afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

Citrus Blues
Brouwersgracht, Jordaan, Amsterdam
Harvest Fields II, New Deer, acrylic on canvas, 51x61cm
Love of the Scottish landscape
 
In 1968 Edinburgh born Mary Shaw (1945) moved with her husband to rural Aberdeenshire.
After finishing her training at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen she worked as a Teacher of Art & Design in Peterhead Academy, retiring as Head of Department in 2004.
Although she has spent considerable time travelling in Europe, it is a love of the Scottish landscape, from the rolling Border hills to the haunting charm of Sutherland's lochs and isolated beaches, that continually inspires her artistic imagination.
In her work, she reflects the particular qualities of Scotland's landscape that make it so unique, the fleeting qualities of light, the expansive skies and changing weather patterns (that can make painting outdoors so challenging).
Her latest paintings take a closer look at seasonal changes in both the rural and coastal areas that surround her Buchan croft. 
They concentrate on the effects of the farming year on her immediate environment and capturing the atmospheric effects of changing weather on the tiny coastal villages that cling precariously to their strips of land between cliff and sea.
 
Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
1977 - 1980 Diploma of Art (Drawing and Painting )
1980 - 1981 Post Diploma High Commend.
 
1982 - 2004    Art and Design Education with Grampian Region Education Department.
1997 - 2004    Principal Teacher of Art and Design, Peterhead Academy.
 
2005 - 2010  Work related travel in France, Spain and the Netherlands.
 
Selected Exhibitions
The Robert Colquhoun Memorial Award - 369 Gallery Edinburgh
The Laing Collection Exhibition The Mall Galleries London
Aberdeen Artists Socie
Aberdeen Arts Centre  
Peterhead Museum Gallery
Fraserburgh Arts Society
ARTeries, Glasgow
2013 Galerie Residentie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2014 Galerie Tolg'Art, Wierden, The Netherlands
2014 Kunst in Boekelo, Boekelo, the Netherlands
2014/5 Huis ter Geul, Valkenburg aan de Geul
2015 Dominicanen boekhandel, Maastricht
 
Work in collections
Robert Gordon University Collection, Aberdeen
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Petehead/Aberdeen
Private collections in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Australia
Several commissions in Aberdeenshire
 
Mary Shaw
Kinknockie Croft
Mintlaw
Aberdeenshire AB42 5AX
Scotland
Lauder Haughs, Giclee Art print on 100% cotton art paper
Interview met Mary in Press & Journal, Aberdeen, 15 juni 2013
New Deer (early autumn), Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40,5 cm, framed 55 x 55 cm.
Mary Shaw
Kinknockie Croft                                                                             
Mintlaw
Aberdeenshire AB42 5AX
Scotland
 
 
 
Wilt u onze Albaworld-nieuwsbrief met reisreportages en allerlei wetenswaardigheden regelmatig ontvangen? Meldt uw e-mail adres dan aan op info@albaworld.nl.

Schrijf een commentaar: (Klik hier)

123website.nl
Tekens over: 160
OK Verzenden.

Ria Muller | Antwoord 28.01.2014 19.09

Dag Els, genoten van de kleurrijke schilderijen, vooral de laatste 2.
Ik ga zeker haar naam onthouden!! Groet ook Rob.

Joop Markhost | Antwoord 28.01.2014 17.45

Els< mooie schilderijen! Wanneer komt ze naar Amsterdam?

Marianne Boorsma | Antwoord 28.07.2013 21.07

Prachtige schilderijen, net als de kerstkaarten die ik van Mary heb gekregen.
Ik word weer geinspireerd door deze voorbeelden.

Marion van Hoof | Antwoord 18.07.2013 13.29

Hoi Els, wat een mooie schilderijen van Mary shaw. Jammer dat ze zo ver weg woont, want ik zou best graag les van haar willen krijgen.

Bekijk alle commentaren

Nieuwe commentaren

17.11 | 17:31

Mooi verhaal Els, ik hoop je te ontmoeten bij de Spaanse ambassadeur op7 december. Ik denk dat jij gaat winnen :).

...
08.11 | 13:09

Altijd genieten van de mooie foto's. Proficiat Rob!

...
16.02 | 17:37

Stukje nostalgie. Leuke reportage, ik heb er van genoten.

...
19.12 | 21:48

Dit zijn weer prachtige foto's!
Hartelijke groeten, Stephanie

...
Je vindt deze pagina leuk