Come see Cara's collection

Hopetoun House is extending an invitation to art lovers in South Queensferry and beyond to come and see a colourful new exhibition.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2016, 11:22 am
The show is on at Hopetoun House

As part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, internationally renowned artist Cara McKinnon Crawford will present a collection of paintings from her travels in Scotland, France, Italy and Russia in the House’s spectacular Carriage Room from Monday, August 1.

Cara, who is recognised for her dramatic paintings of Scotland which appear in collections worldwide, will present her latest body of work, The Collection, at the historic Shore Road venue until the end of August.

The Glasgow School of Art graduate’s success as a landscape artist, as well as her paintings of animals, architecture, flowers, and boats, have led to her being described as “The New Scottish Colourist”.

The new exhibition focuses on The Campbelltown-born artist’s unique and atmospheric oil paintings which depict her deep connection with the breathtaking land and seascape of her native Scotland.

Talking about her work, Cara said: “My upbringing surrounded by the beauty and diversity of the Highland landscape is imprinted on my very soul and continues to be my subject matter.

“I love the isolation of the more remote parts of Scotland.”

Art critics have said the energy in her best work not only reflects the fact they were mostly painted outside – often in adverse weather conditions – but also Cara’s own personality and her restless nature.

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