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

Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-5

Sunday 12-5

 

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Artist - Morag Archer

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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

Yellow Rose Bluetits - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Pink Rose Goldfinch - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Yellow Rose Blackbird - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Seashell Seagull - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Willow Pattern Puffins - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Spring Leaf Chaffinch - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Silver Heart Goldfinch Pair - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Pearly Moon Owls - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Long tailed tits and Daisy Wreath - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Redpolls in Pink - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Owl and Pussycat - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Swallows Pearly Sun - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Turquoise Greattits - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Silvery Moon Owls - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Must be Love - £75 - 24cm by 24cm - Sold

Chrystal Bluetit - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Grey Owl and Pussycat - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Red Rose Sparrow - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Vintage Button Gull - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Spring Green Bluetit - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Willow Pattern Goldfinch - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Red Rose Robin - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Willow Pattern Blackbird - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Purple Gem Wren - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Silver Moon Owl - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Single Oystercatcher - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Oystercatcher Pair - £65 - 19cm by 19cm - Sold

Butterfly Sparrow - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Pink Rose Songthrush - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Leaping Hare - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Burgundy Songthrush - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Summer Bee - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Rosebud Wrens - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

Silver Leaf Yellowhammer - £65 - 19cm by 19cm

 

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