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More About Mairi

Mairi Clark began her career as a painter after studying at Chelsea College and Central St Martins School of Art in London, where she gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art. Since graduating, she has exhibited extensively throughout Scotland and the UK. Her influences are William Turner, Van Gogh and Joan Eardley, whilst her gestural mark making suggests an affinity with the methods of the Abstract Impressionists.

Many of Mairi's evocative paintings are inspired by the Scottish coastline, particularly the East Neuk of Fife. The ever changing interplay between sea, sky and landscape affect colour and mood and this is evident in her work. Using mainly oil paint for its rich, deep and subtle qualities, she scratches into the surface creating textural effects. Her passion is obvious in the energetic application of colliding layers of paint. The technique emphasises the atmosphere and changing weather conditions.

Mairi's use of a wild and vibrant tapestry of colour and light ensures her abstracted works have a real “sense of place” by reflecting her love of the Scottish sea and landscape.

“It is very important to me to capture a free and energetic mood in my work”.

CV & Exhibited

Education

  • 1981-1982

Chelsea School of Art, London W1

Foundation Course in Fine Art Painting

  • 1983-1986

Central St Martins School of Art & Design, London, WC1

B.A.Hons  Fine Art Painting

  • 1988-1990

City of London Polytechnic, London EC1
H.N.Dip Computer Graphics & Illustration

  • 1993-1994

Scottish College of Textiles, Heriot Watt, Galashiels, TD1

Postgraduate course in Textile Print 

Exhibited

Solo Shows
  • 2000-2019,

  • 2022

Royal Burgh of Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife 

  • 2018

Lindores Abbey Distillery, Abbey Rd, Newburgh, Fife KY14 

  • 2007

John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries, London W1

  • 2006

The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15

 

  • 2001

Byre Theatre, St Andrews , Fife, KY16

Mixed Shows & Commissions
  • 2000-2022

Worked on a series of  commissions for Private Clients -

Eden Mill, St Andrews, 2022 Whisky Release Image

2022

The Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7

 

2021

The Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol BS8

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire PH7

Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife - Mixed Show

2014

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7

Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, EH10

Edinburgh Gallery, Dundas Street, EH3

Scotlands Artists- Bothwell, Lanarkshire G71

John Adams, Ebury Street, London SW1

2013

Morningside Gallery, Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10

Edinburgh Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3

Scotlands Artists- Bothwell, Lanarkshire G71

John Adams, Ebury Street, London SW1 - Mixed Show

2012

Russell Gallery, London, SW15

Royal College of Physicians- Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, EH8

Enid Lawson Gallery - Copenhagen Art Fair 2012

The Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol, BS8

Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife KY9

2011

Fraser Fine Art, St Andrews, Fife KY16

Whittingtin Fine Art, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries, London SW1

Russell Gallery, London SW15 

Chelsea Art Fair, London,  SW3

Panter & Hall, London, W1 Scottish Show

Scotland Art Edinburgh

2010

The Blackheath Gallery, Blackheath, London SE13

John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries, London W1

The Toloquhan Gallery, Ellon, AB41

The Gallery Heinzel Contemporary Art, Aberdeen AB10

Scotland Art, Edinburgh, EH3

2009

The Gallery Heinzel Contemporary Art, Aberdeen - Spring Show

Scotland Art.com, Edinburgh - Summer Landscape Show

The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder – Summer Open Studios Show

The Lost Gallery, Strathdon Midsummer Show 2009

John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries,London SW1 – The Affordable Art Fair

The Gallery Heinzel Contemporary Art, Aberdeen – Christmas Show

2008

John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries, London SW1

The Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy, 

The Lost Gallery, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36  Midsummer Show

The Tolquhon Gallery, Ellon, AB41

The Fisher Gallery – Summer Show

Scottish Art.com, Edinburgh – Summer Landscape Show

The Gallery Heinzel Contemporary Art, Aberdeen – Christmas Show

2007

Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh, EH3

The Panik Gallery, Strathern

John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries, London SW1– The London Art Fair

Scotland Art.com, Edinburgh

The Ceres Gallery, Fife KY15

2006

The Ceres Gallery, Ceres, Fife

The Jerdan Gallery, Crail, Fife KY10 – Spring Exhibition

Ainscough Gallery, London

The Pump Gallery, Surrey – Autumn Exhibition

2005

Paisley Institute and Museum

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh – Wemyss Art Exhibition, Fife

Iona House, Woodstock, OX10 – Autumn Show

The Scottish Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition

2004

Colours, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3

Fraser and Sons Fine Art, Dundee

Greens and Blues, Berwick

The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle

Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, EH10

Royal Glasgow Institute 

Scotland Art.com, Edinburgh

2003

Indigo Gallery, St Andrews, Fife

Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington

The Lomond Gallery, Gateside, Fife – Spring/Summer Exhibition

The Fishers Gallery, Pittenweem – Autumn Exhibition

The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh – Autumn Exhibition

Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh – Christmas Exhibition

2002

The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife

The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk – Spring Exhibition

Frames Gallery, Perthshire – Summer Exhibition

Strathearn Gallery, Perthshire – Summer Exhibition

The Fishers Gallery, Pittenweem – Christmas Exhibition

2001

The Cross Keys Art Gallery, Perthshire – Christmas Exhibition

2000

Paisley Institute and Museum – Royal Bank of Scotland Drawing Competition

The Fishers Gallery, Pittenweem – Spring/Summer Exhibitions

 

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