Maggie's Art Extravaganza

4 - 6th November 2019
Discovery Point Dundee

Colour of Scotland

Colour of Scotland
Gail Ross MSP Caithness, Sutherland and Ross

Colour of Scotland
Anas Sarwar MSP Glasgow Region

Colour of Scotland
Bruce Crawford MSP Stirling Region

Colour of Scotland
Bill Bowman MSP North East Scotland Region

Colour of Scotland
Ruth Davidson MSP Edinburgh Central


The Garden Lobby, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
16th Sept – 20th September 2019

The Collection - Hopetoun House

The Collection - Hopetoun House

This exhibition will be part of the Edinburgh Festival featuring paintings of France, Italy, Russia and Scotland.

Opening on the 30th of July 2016, 10am – 4pm at The Carriage Room, Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, EH30 9SL.

A chance meeting on a train has become a memorable moment in my life. It was on a day in october 1989 when the West Highlands of Scotland excelled in all its Autumn glory. I was returning by train from a visit to Loch Carron and found myself sitting opposite a lovely young lady. We soon got chatting and she introduced herself as 'Cara'. Together we enthused about the wonderful colours of the highland landscape, at which point she revealed her interest in painting, and encouraged by myself began to show me items of her artwork and sketches. She said her father was a painter and she hoped to make her own mark as a professional artist. Her work was beautiful and I remember that I remarked that I was sure she would fulfil her dream. Cara was very modest about her accomplishments.

Years later I was delighted to discover that Cara's dream had indeed been realised when I visited her exhibition at Hopetoun House in August 2016. I was overwhelmed by her mastery of Highland landscapes and West Coast seascapes. I feel very proud that she has given Scottish Art such excellent global recognition. I wish her continuing success and happiness.

New Galleries

A selection of Cara's work can be seen in the following galleries:

The Walker Gallery, Harrogate

Skye and the West

Skye and the West

Eilean Iarmain has the pleasure of hosting an exhibition by Cara McKinnon Crawford at its gallery – An Talla Dearg on the Isle of Skye.

This exhibition of new paintings includes many well known landmarks which distinguishes Skye as one of the most dramatic of all Scoltand's islands; Trotternish Ridge,the Mighty Bla Bheinn to the stunning setting of Loch Courisk, but also Cara's interpretation of the island from the air. An artist who likes to push the boundaries for her work, Cara flew over the island last year on a float plane and a film "Skye High" of her flight will be previewed at the exhibition.

"It was an incredible experience to fly over Skye, The island is dramatic enough from the land and sea. It was certainly challenging to try and interpret the landscape from the air and it has given me inspiration to do further larger compositions. Just flying through the cloud was breathtaking , and the painting "Flying High" which features in the exhibition reflects this extraordinary experience for me."

An Talla Dearg, Eilean Iarmain, Isle Ornsay Hotel, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, IV43 8QR
Tel 01471 833 332 or 01471 833 475
28th August - 16th September 2015.

Portree Art Exhibition

Sorley Maclean

Exhibition and paintings of Skye and the West Coast of Scotland. Featuring a portrait of Sorley Maclean, celebrated son of Skye.

Aros Centre, Viewfield Road, Portree, Highlands and Islands IV51 9EU.
15th June - 19th July 2015.

Into the West

Into the West

Resipole Studios fine art gallery is delighted to be hosting a solo exhibition by Scottish artist Cara McKinnon Crawford - INTO THE WEST. This collection of work by Cara depicts the rugged coast line of Ardnamurchan and the West coast of Lochaber. There will be more than 60 paintings on show. The Rt Hon Charles Kennedy will be officially opening the exhibition at 6.30pm.

Resipole Studios, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland. PH36 4HX
Friday 8th August 2014 to Sunday 7th September 2014

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Waterside Gallery - Stratford upon Avon

Waterside Fine Art is an independent art gallery in the heart of Stratford. Situated at the top of the stairs on waterside, overlooking the canal basin.

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To enquire further about Cara’s paintings please email info@caramckinnoncrawford.com or fill out the online Enquiry Form.