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Claire MacLellan

Following a career in exhibition management and knitwear design, my first love of art led me to study locally with an inspirational tutor and at the Glasgow School of Art. I meet weekly with a group of artists to paint, draw, laugh and visit exhibitions together.

My home and studio overlook Loch Lomond where I have lived for 27 years with my family and dogs. My work reflects repeated themes of familiar woodland paths and fields, Loch Lomond’s energetic landscape and much loved objects in still life. Restless clouds, gin clear skies, dramatic sunsets and darkness all provide endless opportunity for shadow, shape and colour to make their mark. Daily dog walks are always armed with a sketch book for anything that catches my eye. Annual west coast holidays also offer time to observe the weather, sea and lighthouses and fish for mackerel, a favourite subject in my still life work.

Working predominantly in oil on board I have exhibited locally with my group, The Green Gallery, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow Lighthouse, Inverbeg Gallery and sold work for the RNLI and Marie Curie. I have recently completed a 12 piece commission for a new Loch-side house. My private commissions hang all over the UK from Orkney to Wales and London.