Meg Rodger

Meg Rodger

I live and work on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland - a speck amidst a chain of islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

To dwell in such a place, where the forces and cycles of nature are extreme, is both inspiring and humbling. Nature here is dictator, rhythm setter and provider despite our technological advancements.

I work creatively with natural phenomena, taking my inspiration from the complexity, strength and beauty of the oceans and wild lands.

Appreciating the knowledge, skills and culture of the people who dwell in these places is part of this process. However, my work is from the perspective that humans are not central but merely part of these naturally occurring systems and cycles that are complex, integrated and vast. 
At 57° North, our life here is defined by the mercy of the wind. My series of ‘Wind Works’ explores my relationship with the elemental qualities of wind with each work created by an interaction between the wind, a simple apparatus and myself. Every drawing is unique and ‘draws' wind data comparable to statistical scatter plots.
The wind drawing titles are the Shipping Forecast for the day on which they were created.

Meg Rodger

Ellis O'Connor

Ellis O'Connor

Ellis O'Connor is a visual artist from Scotland living and working on the Island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. She graduated in 2015 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art and Humanities. 

Practicing in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting and printmaking, Ellis aims for her work to engage its viewers in the relationship between human activity and environmental change. Often working on large scales and building up layers of paint or ink which mimic the elements of the landscape, she wishes to confront viewers with sublime imagery that may evoke a change in awareness or sense of individual responsibility for environmental issues. 

Ellis O'Connor

Peter Ferguson

Peter Ferguson

Painting and photography inspired by the landscape, seascape and skyscape of Uist. Visits to studio in Paible, North Uist by appointment.

Tel: 0776 1974170
Email: craighasten@gmail.com

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/">Peter Ferguson

Michelle Letowska

Michelle Letowska

I use a range of materials to make work exploring our complex relationships with ourselves and each other, the built environment and the natural world. I live and work in both Glasgow and the Outer Hebrides. These two distinct and enriching contexts shape my work, both its scope and material form.

Michelle Letowska

Laura Donkers: earth | environmental art hebrides

Laura Donkers: earth | environmental art hebrides

earth | environmental art hebrides is the creative platform of Laura Donkers. Through drawings, videos, sound
recordings and inter-medial artworks she founds her creative practice on these embodied ways of knowing place.

Open: Only on request
Keske, Clachan,
Isle of North Uist HS6 5HD
laura.donkers.art@googlemail.com
07562 980287

Laura Donkers

Margaret Maclellan: Hoglan Prints

Margaret Maclellan: Hoglan Prints

Work exhibited consists of Drawings,
original prints, etchings,
mono prints, photopolymer
Intaglio prints, paintings in water
colour, oil paint & mixed media.

Open: From July-Sept: Open
Studio when signs are out:
10am-6pm Mon-Sat or by appt.
Retailed: Taigh Chearsabhagh,
Hammersay House Hotel,
Lochmaddy

Taigh a’ Ghearraidh,
Isle of North Uist HS6 5DE
maclellanhoglan@aol.com
01876 510 213

Margaret Maclellan

Lorraine Burke

Lorraine Burke

Artist and graphic designer
working in photography, painting
and vinyl graphics.

Open: Please call or email for
an appointment.

Taigh Chearsabhagh
Lochmaddy
Isle of North Uist HS6 5AA
info@lorraineburke.co.uk
lorraine@hebrideangraphics.com

Lorraine Burke
Hebridean Graphics

Marnie Keltie

Marnie Keltie

My current work is an investigation of a section of the beach close to where I live on the island of North Uist, through photography, painting, printmaking, collection and research.

Email: marniekeltie@hotmail.com

Marnie Keltie

Judith Entwisle-Baker: Westside Gallery

Judith Entwisle-Baker: Westside Gallery

Land, sea wind, sky – evocative
contemporary paintings.
Originals, fine-art prints and
cards. Meet the artist in her
gallery/studio – a beautifully
converted shipping container
with Atlantic views. Local wool,
throws & fleeces.

Open: 12-5 Thur-Sat & when sign
is out. Also by arrangement.
Retailed: Taigh Chearsabhagh

Taigh Fada, Druim Dubh,
Paiblesgarry,
Isle of North Uist HS6 5EF

Judith Entwisle-Baker

Grace Beaton

Grace Beaton

My pictures, in a variety of media, reflect the life and landscape of the Uists. My paintings are in private collections in this country and abroad.

16 Knockintorran, Isle of North Uist HS6 5ED
Email: enbee1@hebrides.net
Tel: 01876 510353

Margaret Cowie

Margaret Cowie

s a North Uist based multidisciplinary artist. She went to Glasgow School of Art in the early 70’s, but chose to drop out for island life, having been a kind of island nomad, this is where she finally settled. After a varied career and life, raising a family and becoming a fine dining chef she returned to university, the UHI, and achieved a BAFA (Hons) in 2014. A few opportunities since then have mainly been collaborations, one resulting in a show in Germany with a local Uist group and a German collective, ‘So much depends Upon….’ as well as many local shows. She has work showing in the Finsbay Gallery, Isle of Harris and her next major project will be a residency in Australia. Mixed media collage sketches of well known, familiar and loved ruined dwellings feature strongly as well as ongoing studies of Hebridean flora is a major interest. She strives to record, understand and make work relating to her challenging surroundings.

4A Ahmore, North Uist HS6 5BW
Tel: 01876 560425
Email: mabrit53@yahoo.co.uk

Margaret E Cowie

Margaret Fenton

Margaret Fenton

My work can vary endlessly trying to capture the patterns of the landscape, the patches of light, shapes of disconnected dwellings or the vast array of colours always present, but always elusive.

23 Locheport, North Uist
Tel: 01876 580655
Email: mkf.uist@googlemail.com

Sandra Klaassen

Sandra Klaassen

Sandra Klaassen (The Netherlands, 1959) is a graduate of The Royal Academy of Art and Design in ‘s- Hertogenbosch where she studied graphic art and visual communication.

She is an established and much published illustrator of children’s books and works for several publishers.

9 Ashdaill Cottages, Bayhead, North Uist HS6 5DX
Tel: 01876 510 785
Mobile: 07866430842
Email: sandraklaassen@yahoo.com

Sandra Klaassen

Elisabeth de Las Casas

Elisabeth de Las Casas

Elisabeth paints landscapes of the Hebrides in different mediums. Her oil paintings, often with figures and more formal, show off the colours, the wide beaches and the open skies of the Islands. Elisabeth also does sketches and colour wash paintings that are more free and instant, capturing a moment, a storm, a wild sky. All her work is inspired by the people and place which is her home.
Email: elisabeth@visionquesthebrides.co.uk

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Flora MacDonald

Flora MacDonald

Flora MacDonald is a Benbecula-born artist. She creates her art in a variety of mediums. Her art is inspired by Hebridean culture and traditions.

Airdabhaigh, Carinish, North Uist HS6 5HL
Email: floraidh@hebrides.net
Tel: 01876 580 611

Flora MacDonald

Marie Melnyczuk

Marie Melnyczuk

Marie is a painter living and working on the Uists. Inspired by the people, land and heritage/history, she explores themes surrounding identity, language and place in the context of Im/mortality and belief.

East Camp Studio, East Camp Building, Ballivanich, Isle of Benbecula HS7 5LA
Tel: 01870 610771
Mobile: 07840679693
Email: melnyczuk@waitrose.com

William Neill

William Neill

I have been painting the landscape and wildlife of the Uists since moving to the Hebrides in August 1980. The islands provide endless subject matter for me as both an artist and a naturalist and I have found that work in one discipline has benefits for work in the other. Perhaps surveying a habitat I see a possibility for a painting or whilst sitting painting I notice some new plant or insect.

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Pauline Prior-Pitt

Pauline Prior-Pitt

Pauline’s paintings are a personal and emotional response to the beaches and shores close to where she lives. They are ever changing, in a landscape which is always the same, but never the same in the changing light, in this land of wind and water and stone.

Using acrylics and some mixed media, she captures the huge sweeps of long deserted beaches in their different moods. Views from her studio/shed at the bottom of the garden are also an inspiration for her work.

Pauline studied drawing and painting for three years on the Lews Castle College Art Course at Taigh Chearsabhagh.

She exhibits her work with other locally based artists at the Sollas Gallery during Art on the Map in July/August.

Tel: 01876 560 360

Pauline Prior-Pitt

Jocelyn Anne Rabbitts

Jocelyn Anne Rabbitts

When drawing I immerse myself in the detail of the object before me entering a world of discovery finding a myriad of texture and colour within. Most of my drawings reflect my interest in nature and the minutiae of my Uist surroundings, feathers, found objects on the shore, bones, skeletons of birds found amongst the tangle of the beach. More recently I have concentrated on botanic illustration, not seeking out the perfect specimen preferring dried seedheads, curled leaves and lichen covered fallen branches and fading flowers. In between the painstakingly slow process of drawing I spend time printmaking in the print studio at Taigh Chearsabhagh.

Tel: 01876 580328
jarabbitts@gmail.com

Jocelyn Anne Rabbitts

Amanda Rae

Amanda Rae

The philosophical and political narratives of both feminism and post-feminism have heavily influenced my work and development as an artist, leading me to constantly question and re-evaluate not just the marginalised role of women in western society, but also that of the environment, side-lined by big business and mankind’s constant desire for ownership.

Email: wiredbird@hotmail.com

Amanda Rae

Peter Rintoul

Peter Rintoul

A painter working in watercolours, primarily focusing on coastal scenes.

Peter Rintoul

Jenny Taylor

Jenny Taylor

Beautiful watercolour paintings of these fragile and ever changing islands.

Email: jenny@paintingthehebrides.com
Tel: 01876 510292

Jenny Taylor

Jac Volbeda

Jac Volbeda

The inspiration that he derives from the landscapes is transferred to the canvas in a robust and expressive style, the rugged Scottish scenery portrayed in wild vigorous gestures. However, if you examine the evocativeness of Jac’s paintings more closely, you will discover a multiplicity of shades of colour and subtle outlines.’ David Mabbs, Rockcliffe Gallery.

Bagh Alluin, 21 Baleshare, Isle of North Uist HS6 5HG
Email: jacvolbeda@hebrides.net
Tel: 01876 580370
Mobile: 07894321876

Jac Volbeda

Richard Bramble

Richard Bramble

My work as an artist ranges from the figurative to the abstract. Depending upon the subject matter I use a whole range of mediums, but especially watercolour and oil paint to create original paintings.

Hebridean wildlife, land and seascapes are a big inspiration for my work, and I try and spend as much time as possible in the Hebrides every year. Many of the original designs to the collection are created in my studio on North Uist.

Tel: +44(0)7970 651544 / +44(0)1935 815236
Email: info@richardbramble.com
Web: Richard Bramble website
Facebook: Richard Bramble on Facebook

Yvonne Benting

Yvonne Benting

I’ve lived in the Outer Hebrides since 2001, first of all in Lewis and now in Uist. My main passions in life are birds and wildlife and trying to capture the fantastic light that we have here in the islands throughout all the seasons.

I have had work published in British, European and North American books, magazines, newspapers and web sites. In 2005 I was a runner up in the British Bird Photographer of the Year competition with an image of a displaying Corncrake.

Suthainn, Askernish, South Uist, HS8 5SY

Email: yvonne@hebridean-imaging.co.uk
Web: Hebridean Imaging

Catherine Yeatman

Catherine Yeatman

artist, gardener,

like an ocean wind she moves

over the water



I'm always happiest under the sky, spending time outside, walking, cycling, kayaking, beach mooching, and just generally being at large. I live and practice by the sea, machair, moor and bog of North Uist, where the combination of weather, light, tide, and the general passage of time means that the environment is always in flux.



What are the traces and marks we leave as we go through the world? how buried are these? How clear? What is our mark? What marks have others left? Can you draw (out) ways to connect through time and space? How do we inhabit spaces and places? How do we inhabit the world? these are some of the things I'm thinking about as I work.



Often it starts with a line, I like to draw. It’s a way to look and see and be, and there’s a magic moment when the lines and marks start to become an image with its own life. I take my sketch book out and about, and then bring that work back into the studio to inform my wider work.

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Jemma Brannigan

Jemma Brannigan

A unique perception of the world with celto-pictish and island life influences. Original art, prints, photography and handcrafted items.

Email: brannigan_m@yahoo.com
Web: <a href="http://www.jm-brannigan.daportfolio.com
www.500px.com/jemmabrannigan/">Jemma Brannigan