About Cara McKinnon Crawford

Biography

Born 7th March 1962, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.

1974-1980 Educated at Dingwall Academy
1980-1984 Studied at Glasgow School of Art, BA Honours in Drawing and Painting
1984-85 Studied at Jordanhill College of Education, Teaching Diploma in Art and Design for Primary and Secondary Education.
1985 Teacher of Art and Design, Culloden Academy, Inverness
1985 Teacher of Art and Design, Douglas, Milingavie, Glasgow
1986 Teacher of Art and Design, Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh
1986-1998 Teacher of Art and Design, Dumbarton Academy, Dumbarton
1990-1998 Examiner for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Dalkeith, Edinburgh
1998 Full time painter

Solo Exhibitions

1984 N.B Gallery, Gartocharn, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
1985 Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow, Scotland
1986 The Royal Glasgow Institute John D. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1990 Scottish Amicable Headquarters, Glasgow, Scotland
1994 The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
2001 Conoco UK Headquarters, Aberdeen, Scotland
2002 The Royal Glasgow Institute John D. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
2003 Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
2003 Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, for Exxon Mobile U.S.A
2006 The New Grafton Gallery, London, England
2009 Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England
2010 Gigha Hotel, Island of Gigha, Argyll, Scotland
2010 Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, Meningitis Foundation Scotland
2011 The Old Waiting Room, Scalasaig, Island of Colonsay, Scotland
2011 ‘The Cities Celebration’ ,Don Plaza, Rostov-on- Don, Russia
2014 ‘Patchings Art Festival’, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
2014 “Into The West”, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland
2015 “Images of an Island”,The Gallery, Eilean Iarmain, Isleoronsay, Sleat, Island of Skye, Scotland
2016 Hopetoun House, Edinburgh on 29th July 2016

Selected Group Exhibitions

1993 William Hardie Fine Art, Glasgow (three person show)
2000 The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh (two person show)
2002 The Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen (three person show)
2003 The New Grafton Gallery, London (two person show)
2012 The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, (window exhibition)
2013 The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, ( window exhibition)

Mixed Exhibitions

1983-91 The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art,  Glasgow, Scotland
1987-91 The Royal Scottish Academy,  Edinburgh,  Scotland
2001 Strathearn Gallery,  Crieff, The Heinzel Gallery , Aberdeen, The Broughton Gallery, Biggar, The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, The New Grafton Gallery ,  London,  Festival Exhibition;  Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh, The Compass Gallery ,  Glasgow,  London and Bath Art Fairs
2002 Chelsea Art Fair,  London, Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
2003 Christies of London, Cancer Research UK , London , The Green Gallery , Munich, Germany
2004 Invited Artist to The Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, The Mall, London , Tulliebardine Distillery, Perthshire (resident artist), The Mackenzie Gallery, St Andrews; The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
2006 The Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 Resipole  Gallery, Ardnamurchan  Argyll, The Gallery, House of  Bruar,Perthshire, Scotland, Art Fair, The Pavilion, Strathpeffer, Ross -shire, Scotland
2007 Invited Artist to the Royal Society of British Artists, The Mall, London
2007 Selected to represent Britain in an International Painting Festival; Spain; III encuentro international de pintores De La Alberca
2007 The McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland, The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Scotland, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008 The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England,  The Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland, The Marc  Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2009 The Royal Commonwealth Club, London , England, Sarah Samules Fine Art, Chester, England, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland,  The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, House For An Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland , Scottish Showcase Gallery, Kirkudbright, Dumfries, Scotland
2010 Ealain Gallery, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland, Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland,    Resipole South, Palace House, Newmarket, England, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Scottish Showcase Gallery, Dumfries, Scotland, The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland,  The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, Resipole South, Cambridge Art Fair, England, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle,Argyll, Scotland
2011 The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Gleneagles, Ealain, Gallery, Perthshire., Scotland, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Eton Gallery, Windsor, England
2012 The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, Resiploe South, Cambridge, England, The Ruthven Gallery, Perthshire, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland,  Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
2013 Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire, England, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, The Harbour Gallery, Tarbet, Argyll, The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland
2014 Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire, England, Glaeneagles, Ealain Gallery, Perthshire,  Scotland, The Harbour Gallery,Tarbet, Argyll, Scotland, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
2015 Resipole Studios, Acharacle. The Riverside Gallery, Inverness.
2016 Resipole Studios, Acharacle. Ascott Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire.
2017 Greengate Gallery, Culross. Resipole Studios, Acharacle. The Riverside Gallery, Inverness.
2018 Larks Gallery, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Bute Gallery, Island of Bute. Riverside Gallery, Inverness. Resipole Gallery, Achacaracle.

Media Coverage

1983 The Glasgow Herald, The Royal Glasgow Institute Clare Henry
1986 The Fringe Magazine, Edinburgh
1986 Scottish Television; “Live at One Thirty” Solo Exhibition Royal Glasgow Institute J.D Kelly Gallery
1992 The Glasgow Herald
2001 The Herald, “Artist Aids Bid To Save Village Pier” Glasgow; BBC Radio Scotland
2002 Scottish Field Magazine “ Stepping Out On Colonsay”, Bridget McGrouther
2002 BBC Radio Scotland, The Iain Anderson Show, “Mostly Scotland”, solo exhibition, Conoco Uk, Aberdeen
2002 The Journal Magazine “ Destined to Paint” John Ward
2003 Scottish Field Magazine “Cara Mckinnon Crawford presents a painting to mark 100 years of publication”
Scottish Field Magazine “ Images of a Nation”, solo exhibition at The Royal Glasgow Institute’s J.D Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Scottish Field Magazine “Brush Strokes” Bridget McGrouther
The Sunday Post, “The Colour of Life” Mary Hynd
2004 The Artist Magazine, The Paintings of Cara Mckinnon Crawford, by Julian Halsby, Listed in the Scottish Dictionary of Art and Architecture Peter J M McEwan; The Glasgow Herald
2005 The Herald
2006 The Herald, “Artist who put her Country on Canvas,” Scottish Field Magazine “Inspired Scotland,” Radio Mod interview, Murdo Mackenzie,The Herald, “My Weekend Retreat,” Radio Café, BBC Scotland, “Scottish Colourist represents Britain in International Festival of Art” La Alberca, Spain, Listed in the national dictionary “ARTISTS IN BRITAIN SINCE 1945” David Buckman
2008 “Homes and Interiors Scotland”, feature “ Bringing The Outside In”
2009 The Herald, “Painter Swaps Glasgow for its twin River city in Russia”, Phil Miller Arts Correspondent
2010 Rostov News, Russian Television,” Glasgow Artists Paints The Don”, Rostov Evening paper, Russia
Featured Artist “Art News Scotland” magazine
The Artist Magazine, Art of England Magazine, The Bath Magazine “A Journey Through Scotland” solo exhibition
Listed in “ The Dictionary of Scottish Painter’s by Julian Halsby and Paul Harris
2011 Evening Times (Glasgow) "Artist puts twin city in the picture"

Artist in Residence

2002 Island of Colonsay
2005 Cromarty, Highland, Ross-shire
2009 Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Projects

“Twenty First Century Clyde” The River Clyde from Source to Sea (on going).


Collections

Represented in private collections: U.K, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Kenya and Russia.

Contact

To enquire further about Cara’s paintings please contact Cara on +44 (0) 1360 771 956, email info@caramckinnoncrawford.com or fill out the online Enquiry Form.