Artists

Here you will find a list of the artists whose stunning artwork graces the walls, windowledges and podiums of Inchmore Gallery.

Please be aware that many of these artists exhibit with us on a regular basis but not necessarily every exhibition. If you are looking for artwork by a specific artist please get in touch.

The images displayed within each artist’s page serve as an example of their style of work; these are not necessarily the specific pieces that are available to view, or purchase, at any particular time.

Aidy Eaton

I explore creative potential by following a stream of consciousness suggested by a word or phrase that allows me to speculate on actual, imagined or ambiguous meanings. The works submitted are Modern Fossils that comment upon the ephemeral nature of technological progress and the transient character of the human condition. New technology is rapidly outmoded and, with the passage of time, the cutting edge artefacts we produce will eventually evidence our long departed culture. Their construction is documented online

AILEEN GRANT

Aileen Grant graduated Dip TP from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and worked as a town planner for a number of years.  In 2007 she reduced her working hours in order to develop her drawing and painting and completed several courses at Leith School of Art. Since May 2013 she has been working full-time as an artist from her studio in Art’s Complex in Edinburgh.

Aileen is a keen hillwalker and her work focuses on landscapes and seascapes, informed by observations and sketching in the open air.  She seeks to capture the feel of a place in black and white images, using charcoal, ink, graphite and acrylic. When she works in colour she adds watercolour and gouache.  New directions this year are printmaking and using raw pigments.  Main influences are Cezanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh.

Aileen has exhibited in the RSA (April 2009), Scottish Drawing Competition (2009 and 2011) and the RSW Open (2012) as well as various exhibitions in Edinburgh. Although she lives in Musselburgh she spends a lot of time in Lochcarron and Wester Ross.

ALISON SHAW

My first taste of basket making was in 1997 when I embarked on a ten week evening course in Edinburgh.  That was it, I was hooked!

Since then I have attended a wide range of courses covering different techniques and materials and learning from some of the most experienced basketmakers in the country.

I work mainly in willow and my baskets are of a practical nature that people can enjoy using.  Basket making for me is primarily a hobby, which I find is excellent therapeutic contrast to my full time job as Office Administrator for the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, based in Cumbria.

ALISTAIR BODDY-EVANS

Drawing on his background in mathematics, engineering and blacksmithing, Alistair creates a range of chainmaille inspired by the tales of the Celtic goddess Bhrìghde, patron of poetry and smithing.
Chainmaille is created from a myriad of small metal rings, individually joined to form geometric patterns. It has a history in Scotland dating back to the Roman times, through the Viking and Medieval eras.

ALAN AITCHISON

Still living in a stone cottage we renovated 40 years ago (near Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire), the opportunity arose to try pottery in 1997, while on holiday in France. I was instantly hooked, but it was another six years before being able to pursue this growing interest.

My influences are mainly Japanese, Korean ceramics and British medieval pottery together with the colours and textures of the Scottish landscape. Using local minerals for glazes where possible, my high-fired stoneware is mainly vessel based and wheel-thrown, with some hand-built and sculptural pieces fired to 1300 ̊C in a gas reduction kiln.

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