03/04/19 - 12/05/19
Historic Stornoway : Harbour Scenes in watercolours
by Margaret Maclean
Margaret currently resides in the the beautiful Island of Lewis situated in the Outer Hebrides, North West Scotland. This has inspired her to be creative, as the beauty of her surroundings are so overwhelming that it is difficult for anyone who has ever picked up a paintbrush not to paint the unspoilt beauty of the Islands using mixed media.
Merchant’s Room Community Gallery : Admission Free
3 April - 12 May 2019
Born in Aberdeen in 1974, Margaret moved to the Island and studied Art in school and attained her Higher in the subject. Keenly interested in the natural world, her great delight is capturing nature in all its beauty and elegance, whether it be landscapes, seascapes or just animals in general.
Margaret captures her subjects in oils, acrylics, and watercolours, and has differing styles which keeps her talent fresh and exciting. Margaret likes challenge and overcoming boundaries, and always tries to push herself to invigorate her art, and bring it to new audiences.
Margaret rediscovered her passion for art around 2003, and immediately began producing works which she sold at local craft fairs. With the advent of Facebook she has found a global market, and receives regular commissions for her work.
This exhibition, first shown at An Lanntair, Stornoway, came about through a conversation with an Artist Liaison Officer who suggested an exhibition of watercolours. Margaret decided to focus on historic harbour scenes coupled with some history so it’s not just about the paintings but what is happening in each. The first painting is from a photo dated 1878 and the last painting was from a reference photo the artist took herself, in 2017.