I am an artist that lives and works in the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland. I grew up in Edinburgh and after school studied outdoor education.
After careers as an outdoor instructor, countryside ranger and community worker in the Highlands I then set out to follow a passion for art creating. I returned to study a BA(Honours) Fine Art at the UHI and graduated in 2009 and now combine working as an Artist and part time work in the mountains as a Reindeer Herder.
I’m involved with local and regional artist groups, Lonely Arts, BASA, helping to establish a contemporary artist movement in the Highlands, putting on exhibitions and facilitating workshops.
I’m a landscape explorer. I love sketching life and reflect the world around me and painting outdoors. Creating abstracts not just a pretty landscape but works that often have a cultural connection, a political view or an environmental story.
My paintings are often a abstracted mixtures of newspaper, oils, acrylics and sometimes found objects, like bomb glass from Loch Morlich beach.
Loch Morlich is a beautiful beach with the backdrop of the snowiest Cairngorm mountains overlooking it. This is a major honey pot area for visitors in the Cairngorm National Park. The bomb-glass is fragments from bottles that where used when WWII soldiers practiced making Molotov cocktail bombs before they went to Norway to blow up the dams that where making heavy water. Peace is wonderful and we are lucky here in Scotland.
By appointment @
Kincardine Croft Studio
Boat of Garten