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


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Sunday 12 – 5

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Artist - Jude Edgar

Available in the Gallery

I studied art history in the 1970s, and came to focus on my own painting in about 2010, after a long career editing and writing magazines and books on other people’s art.

For much of my life I’ve lived by or within sight of the sea – I was brought up opposite the Isle of Wight, and for the past 20 years or so I’ve lived in a cottage overlooking Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth. The sea, and the amazing coastal landscape of North East Scotland are major inspirations for my art.

I began working mainly in acrylic and mixed media, but for the past few years I’ve been experimenting with watercolour. I get really excited by the way you literally have to go with the flow – responding to each mark or spatter or happy accident. The expressive capabilities of watercolour have had an impact on my acrylic and mixed-media work, and the water spray bottle has become a central tool – particularly useful as I have become a little obsessed with exploring the theme of breaking waves.

Available Work

Findhorn Breaker, Storm Across the Firth - £595 - 61cm by 61cm - Sold

Night Splash - £595 - 61cm by 61cm

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