Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday – Saturday 10-5

Sunday 11-5


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Artist - Claire Kennedy

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Claire Kennedy is a contemporary painter and mixed media artist living in Glasgow. After a career in teaching, she now paints full time and has exhibited in various galleries throughout Scotland. Largely self-taught, she works primarily in acrylics, exploring layered and textured effects and often incorporating an image of black and white photography as a final printed layer.

I am drawn to old things, weathered things, often overlooked things, and the colours and patterns which appear there over time. I work with acrylic paints, collage and photography, scratching, scraping and lifting to reveal hidden layers and colours. I enjoy exploring the different textures of paint – brushmarks, glazings and spatters – and pairing this with the starkness of a black and white photographic image. My favourite part of the process isn’t the actual painting, it’s the taking-off of the paint – I do this between each layer with various implements including an old credit card, a rag, a stick or an old quill pen. Although I work with a very considered palette, I’m never 100% sure what lies beneath, and it’s this element of surprise which I find most exciting and which drives me to paint the next picture.’

Available Work

Evening, Porty Promenade I - £155 - 23cm by 23cm - Sold

Evening, Porty Promenade II - £155 - 23cm by 23cm

Morning Walk, Yellowcraig Beach 1 - £295 - 42cm by 42cm

Morning Walk, Yellowcraig Beach 2 - £295 - 42cm by 42cm

Portobello Beach (RESERVED) - £155 - 23cm by 23cm

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