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 - 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

Promanade 2 - £320 - 35cm by 29cm

Porty View 2 - £265 - 29cm by 29cm

Porty Morning - £265 - 29cm by 29cm

Porty Baths 2 - £320 - 35cm by 29cm

Memories of the Frari - £395 - 39cm by 39cm

St Mark's - £425 - 38cm by 38cm

Palmhouse - £425 - 38cm by 38cm

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