Tag: Festival in Comrie

An eclectic mix of emerging and established mainly Scottish artists, who you may meet behind the counter!

Goldfinch Gallery

I love to meet new customers and chat about my processes and inspiration. It will also give you a chance to see my new work first hand and experience the atmosphere in the studio.

Urquhart Glass

Studio 52 is the bricks and mortar home of Louise McLaren and her papercut artworks. Louise creates intricate, delicate paper cuts from single sheets of paper. Each papercut starts off as a ink line drawing, before being cut out, by hand, with a scalpel, lots of sharp blades and a bit of patience! Many of the finished pieces have words in them which capture the threads and stories of lives well lived. Louise has also started a series of papercut landscapes, capturing some of the beautiful Perthshire scenery that she has on her doorstep. Visit Studio 52 to see her sketchbooks and works in progress, as well as finished pieces, prints, cards and more! Louise has put together some beginners paper cutting kits that are available to purchase and include everything you need to try paper cutting.

Studio 52

Perthshire Lochs – an exhibition of landscape paintings I have worked with landscape for the past 20 years, in Australia and Scotland, focusing on a return to the medium of oil painting over the past decade. Having been based in Perthshire for the last few years, my current work is informed by the local landscape, particularly the many varied and beautiful lochs. Work for sale – original paintings and limited edition prints.

Miriam Lloyd

Jonathan Sainsbury is a long established artist whose subject matter is the natural world. His work hangs in public and private collections world-wide. He works in watercolour and in oil on a range of subjects predominantly Scottish wildlife and landscape. DIRECTIONS Approaching Comrie on the A85 from Crieff turn right after the 30mph sign, signposted ‘Comrie Golf Club’ for a public car park walk across the glebe following the signs to the church. Only disabled access parking outside Inglewood house by arrangement.

Jonathan Sainsbury

During Perthshire Open Studio I would be really chuffed if you would come visit me in my Green Log Cabin, as well as being able to buying pieces of my botanical ceramics, you will also be able to buy art with a truly local interest, both drawings and ceramics….all inspired by Comrie and a couple of other local spots. You will also be able to see examples of my “Commission” work whether that be drawn, painted, sculpted or potted!

Kay Naitby Art

I am a Fine Art Printmaker specialising in soft ground etchings, creating affordable limited-edition prints inspired by my love of Scotlands Wildlife and Tribal Art. I work in the traditional method with zinc plates and nitric acid: coating the plates with wax then drawing and creating impressions of leaves, feathers, lace etc into the wax surface. The plates are then immersed in a bath of acid and where the wax is removed the acid bites grooves into the metal plate. These lines hold the ink creating the print when the plate is run through the etching press with damp paper on top. It’s a challenging but exciting method of printmaking that results in very intricate, detailed prints. As these are hand printed there can be a variation in tone and colour over the edition. I exhibit my work at the Goldfinch Gallery in Comrie and open my studio during Perthshire Open Studios. Twice I’ve been awarded a prize at the Teeside Print Prize exhibition and in 2022 my print ‘The Pond’ was exhibited online at the 196th RSA Annual Exhibition and ‘Helen’ was online for the Scottish Portrait Awards. In 2023 ‘The Garden’ was selected and hung at the 197th RSA Annual Exhibition in Edinburgh. This is a working studio so I’m very happy to show my working process and answer any questions. Everyone is very welcome. Directions. Gould Cottage is on the main street just before the shops start. Follow the signs down the alleyway to my print studio in the garden.

Sheila Roberts