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


Thurs – Sat 10 – 5

Sunday 12 – 5

We are also open by appointment if you would like to visit outwith opening hours


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Artist - Clare Rennie

Available in the Gallery

Clare graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1996 with a degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, with a Support Study in Printmaking. She worked as a designer and maker for a number of years, both freelance and for larger design companies and since 2001 she has combined a career in art education with the development of her own paintings. Over the last 10 years she has exhibited regularly throughout Scotland, both in smaller galleries and in larger exhibitions including the Paisley Art Institute, The Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

‘I use mixed media techniques to evoke a memory of time and place in my work. The faded grandeur of the peeling facades of Venetian palaces, revealing their echoing stories layer by layer, a glimpse into another life and time. Ornate architectural details from Classical, Byzantine and Gothic-Renaissance styles sit alongside the more natural forms of shells, plants and birds. Fragments from handwritten letters, poetry and vintage wallpaper are incorporated into the collaged backgrounds of my paintings, creating surface textures which suggest the patina of age and which hint at the ethereal.’

Available Work

Notes on Venice 1 - £240 - 41cm by 35cm - Sold

Notes on Venice 2 - £240 - 41cm by 35cm - Sold

Botanical Vaudeville - £460 - 78cm by 63cm - Sold

Cannaregio Morning - £420 - 60cm by 60cm - Sold

Piazza San Marco - £340 - 45cm by 44cm - Sold

Rialto - £360 - 40cm by 48cm - Sold

San Giorgio Maggiore - £380 - 50cm by 50cm - Sold

West Pier, Brighton - £360 - 43cm by 43cm

Palmhouse - £320 - 45cm by 44cm

Grand Canal - £380 - 49cm by 49cm

Peonies - £420 - 48cm by 55cm

St Mark's Basilica - £380 - 49cm by 49cm

The Venice Dress - £360 - 42cm by 48cm - Sold

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