INTERNATIONAL SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE ARTIST
The Garden Lobby, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
16th Sept – 20th September 2019
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.
A selection of Cara's work can be seen in the following galleries:
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.
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.
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
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.
|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|
|2009||New Grafton Galler,y London|
|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, Isle Oronsay, Sleat, Island of Skye, Scotland|
|2016||Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hopetoun House, Edinburgh on 29th July 2016|
|2019||Colour of Scotland, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh|
|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|
|2013||The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland|
The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland;
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland;
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;
Chelsea Art Fair, London; Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England; Christies of London, Cancer Research UK , London;
The Green Gallery , Munich, Germany, Invited Artist to The Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, The Mall, London; Tulliebardine Distillery, Perthshire (resident artist); The Mackenzie Gallery, St Andrews; The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright;
The Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh; Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, Argyll; The Gallery, House of Bruar, Perthshire, Scotland; Art Fair, The Pavilion; Invited Artist to the Royal Society of British Artists, The Mall, London; Selected to represent Britain in an International Painting Festival; Spain, III encuentro international de pintores De La Alberca; The McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland; The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Scotland; The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland;
The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland; The Marc Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; The Royal Commonwealth Club, London , England; Sarah Samules Fine Art, Chester, England; Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England; House For An Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Showcase Gallery, Kirkudbright, Dumfries, Scotland; Ealain Gallery, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland; Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland; Resipole South, Palace House, Newmarket, England;
Scottish Showcase Gallery, Dumfries, Scotland; Resipole South, Cambridge Art Fair, England; Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland; Gleneagles, Ealain, Gallery, Perthshire, Scotland; Eton Gallery, Windsor, England; The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland; Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire, England; The Harbour Gallery, Tarbet, Argyll; Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire, England; Glaeneagles, Ealain Gallery, Perthshire, Scotland; Ascott Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire; Greengate Gallery, Culross; Larks Gallery, Ballater, Royal Deeside; Bute Gallery, Island of Bute; The Tallentyre Gallery, Morpeth, orthumberland; Knock Gallery, Royal Deeside; The Ballater Gallery, Royal Deeside; The Jetty Gallery, Oban.
|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|
|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"|
|2002||Island of Colonsay|
|2005||Cromarty, Highland, Ross-shire|
“Twenty First Century Clyde” The River Clyde from Source to Sea (on going).
Represented in private collections: U.K, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Kenya, Denmark and Russia.