Angela Davidson

Angela Davidson's art gallery and workshops are based at her home in rural Aberdeenshire, near the small village of Insch.
The company is a partnership of husband and wife: Angela creates the original artwork and Sandy runs the business.

Angela produces her artwork on the upper level of the split-level gallery, where visitors can watch as she brings her latest creation to life using either pastels or acrylic paint. At the other end of the same traditional granite building are the workshops, where the complete range of Angela's prints are produced using the latest technology.

It was in 2002 when Angela created her first close-up of cows heads; a style that culminated in a piece titled Snout About, which was so close to the cattle it featured only their noses. Then, in 2006, she produced her first all-black artwork - just in time for that year's Royal Highland Show. The artwork featured a black Highland bull and was titled Black on Black. The prints sold well, and so Angela's now familiar style featuring all-black backgrounds was born.

Ron Lawson

Ron Lawson is an artist of unique style and outstanding technique. In the relatively short time that he has been exhibiting, Ron’s work has met with phenomenal response throughout Scotland and in London, resulting in his remarkable ascendency towards a deserved reputation as the rising star of Scottish landscape painting.

Born in 1960, Ron spent his early years on a farm in Mid-Lothian, Scotland before a career took him to the art studio of publishers DC Thomson in Dundee.For the past 20 years, Ron has spent a great deal of time exploring the Western Isles and is deeply inspired by the people, lifestyles and landscapes of these sparsely populated dramatic outposts.

Gillian McDonald

Gillian studied at West Surrey College of Art. Her early career was as a graphic designer working in advertising in London and Australia. After a few years spent in Indonesia and Singapore, in 1985 Gillian moved to Wales where she became a full time artist. She met the influential artist John Blockley in 1986 (who became mentor, friend, and major influence) and painted with him and other artists in the “Blockley School” until his death in 2002.

Gillian’s landscapes and seascapes evoke isolation and solitude and focus on the interplay of light in the natural environment. She paints slowly, usually starting with acrylic and then over painting in oil, with a strong sense of colour. She has exhibited primarily in galleries in Scotland.

Casey Allum

I’m a self-taught portrait artist based in The Lake District, specialising in animal & human portraiture. I draw in pencils, inks, pastels & coloured pencils; paint in oils, acrylics & inks. I was born in the heart of The Lake District in Langdale Valley, and I feel extremely privilege to have grown up in such a beautiful part of the world.

My love of art was apparent right from the start, I was guaranteed to sit quietly when given a pencil & a piece of paper; spending hours perfecting my drawings of animals, people & the scenic surroundings. After a few years of exploring the UK, working within prestige sales & management, I find myself drawn back into The Lake District. I’ve now made that all important leap to become a full time artist and have created my first range of giclee prints.

My attention is focussed on the finer details, construction, form & texture, being able to perfectly describe a subject with a pencil line; that’s truly where my passion lies. My debut range of animal portraits draw attention to the negative space & light surrounding the subject, which is so often discarded; this space is extremely important to help the subject breathe & it ultimately draws your eye to the detail in the portrait, rather than the overall sometimes complicated, composition.

I accept commissions of any subject in practically any medium. Being able to materialise someone else’s vision onto paper or canvas for them is a wonderful, very satisfying job.