CLAIRE BEATTIE

Claire lives in the town of Duns in the Scottish Borders. Her work is concerned with the Borders landscape and she creates works in oil and other media that document her response to her surroundings. The compositions that emerge, although not always topographical, are based and abstracted from photographs, sketches and memories of the roadsides, hills, moorland and woodland of her environment.

'Creating paintings which are calm, composed and balanced, but which retain a sense of the hand that has made them, is what I hope to do with my work. I love simple and austere composition but on close inspection I want the work to reveal a restrained yet rich palette of colour and tone, echoing the landscape itself, and that its character of painterly surfaces achieved with layers of mark making are apparent and interesting to the eye.'

The work is minimal in style and has a repetitive quality in its preoccupation with these landscape features, emphasised by a restricted palette of tone and colour. Currently, this concern with repetition is emerging through working in series, each piece informing and laying the foundation for the next.  In this way the paintings build to form a body of work which has at its core a specific element of the landscape. 

Claire graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1997 and, after some time off to raise her three children, she has now returned to painting full-time. Claire's work is regularly accepted by both the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and she has exhibited in a number of high-profile galleries and institutions over the past few years including The Paisley Art Institute, The Affordable Art Fairs in London and Bristol, The Chelsea Art Fair, The Junction Gallery, Oxfordshire and The Albany Gallery, Cardiff. In 2013 she held a very successful solo exhibition with Cameron Contemporary Art in London and Brighton and has another scheduled for 2015. 


CLAIRE BEATTIE

RED TREE AND AUTUMN'S HAAR

Oil on Canvas

61 x 61cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

AT DAY'S END

Oil on Canvas

100 x 100cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

IN FROSTED AIR

Oil on Canvas

81 x 81cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

BETWEEN LONGFORMACUS AND ELLEMFORD

Oil on Canvas

86 x 122cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

COLD DAY TOWARDS THE HILLS

Oil on Canvas

81 x 107cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

ACROSS THE LAMMERMUIRS

Oil on Canvas

51 x 102cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

SCATTERED FIELD IN SUNSHINE

Oil on Canvas

70 x 102cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

HAY BALES AT MIDDLEMOOR

Oil on Paper

18 x 45cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

AUTUMN WOODS

Oil on Paper

38 x 34cm

CLAIRE BEATTIE

HAY FIELD AND STORMY SKY

Oil on Paper

30 x 54cm