Introducing the artists

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Lynda is a local pastel artist specialising in Scottish landscapes, seascapes and moonlight scenes.

Also a textile artist, she creates unique artworks in wool and prints on silk and other fabrics using botanicals.

She teaches pastel techniques, felt making, felt painting and botanical printing, one-to-one or in local workshops.

Her work can be seen in many local galleries, including here at hArt & Sewl.

Fran is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Arbroath at Springfield Creative Arts where she teaches pottery weekend courses and 5-day intensives. She trained at Angus College in Arbroath in 1996 and then at Dundee University, finishing a degree in Ceramics and Photography in 2000 and a Masters in Fine Art in Aberdeen in 2005.

Fran has continued training in Tuscany (at La Meridiana in 2016) and in Portugal (2023).


Over the last 23 years she has run many community arts projects and worked in schools, hospitals and hospices. Now, she mainly teaches and makes work in her own studio.

Fran loves the cliffs and coastline of Angus and has become especially interested in the nooks and crannies created when the pudding stone erodes and the very red rocks are left with niches and alcoves. The local geology is inspirational and some of her pieces are made in locally sourced clay, others influenced by the strata and textures of rocks and pebbles.

Fran is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Arbroath at Springfield Creative Arts where she teaches pottery weekend courses and 5-day intensives. She trained at Angus College in Arbroath in 1996 and then at Dundee University, finishing a degree in Ceramics and Photography in 2000 and a Masters in Fine Art in Aberdeen in 2005.

Fran has continued training in Tuscany (at La Meridiana in 2016) and in Portugal (2023).

Over the last 23 years she has run many community arts projects and worked in schools, hospitals and hospices. Now, she mainly teaches and makes work in her own studio.

Fran loves the cliffs and coastline of Angus and has become especially interested in the nooks and crannies created when the pudding stone erodes and the very red rocks are left with niches and alcoves. The local geology is inspirational and some of her pieces are made in locally sourced clay, others influenced by the strata and textures of rocks and pebbles.

 

Caroline Erolin is a printmaker working out of her home studio in the countryside near Carnoustie.

Inspired by nature, her love of animals, and her career as a lecturer in medical art, Caroline’s prints tend to include animal subjects, often with an anatomical twist.

Creatures featured often include local wildlife and especially those frequently overlooked such as insects and amphibians.

Caroline works in a variety of traditional print media including linocut, etching, and wood engraving. All works are handmade with traditional processes.

Maralyn started the jewellery firm of “Shards”, which became one of Made in Scotland’s top designs. Her jewellery and small pots were selected for exhibition under the “Scotland” banner in New York, France, Singapore and Switzerland

In her career, Maralyn has exhibited her lively porcelain in the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, the Scottish Gallery and the Porcelain Triennialle in Nyon, Switzerland. She was short-listed for the Zelli Porcelain Award on four occasions and in 2020 selected for the Scottish Portrait Award for one of her sculpted heads.

Locally, Maralyn exhibits mainly with Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen (where she had a one-man show in 2018), with GalleryQ, Dundee and Eduardo Alessandro Studio in Broughty Ferry.

Her inspiration comes from everything and anything on this beautiful planet, but closer to home she loves the sea and shore.