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 - Morag Archer

Available in the Gallery

Born in Caithness, the northerly tip of the UK mainland, Morag moved with her family to Skye in the early 1980s. At that time Skye had no bridge and the ferry was the only connection with the outside world. Like many younger folk from the islands she later moved away to the city lights, first to study in Edinburgh College of Art where she completed a degree in Woven Tapestry and then down to England where she retrained in early years Education. Morag later found herself devoting more time to her art and made the jump back to Skye to become a full time artist.

Her collage style developed from textile design methods. She often used collage as a medium for her woven design ideas. The collage process soon became the main focus and later her style began to include upcycled materials.  “I love creating something beautiful from something which has lost its purpose. I use anything that will stick” Even sweet wrappers find their way into her work. Her urge to create magic from lost items her into the world of mosaics finding she could combine lovely old broken vintage china with clay to make little picture treasures. Birds are her main inspiration as she spends many hours watching and feeding the birds in her remote woodland garden  “They are so fascinating and each one seems to have its own personality, perfect for my quirky mosaics”.

Morag Exhibits her collages and mosaics in galleries throughout Scotland.

Available Work

Down by the Rowans - £150 - 25cm by 25cm - Sold

Wren - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Wild Escape - £350 - 44cm by 44cm

Lapwing - £75 - 24cm by 24cm

Puffins - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Bluetit Pair - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Robin - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Song Thrush - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Leaping Hare - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Blackbird - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Goldfinches - £65 - 19cm by 19cm


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