Maker: one of the venues for Central Fife Open Studios

On 2nd and 3rd September 2017 Maker will be one of the venues for the 2017 Central Fife Open Studios. Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be showing and talking about their work in the workshop space at Maker on both days from 10.30am to 6pm.

to see the full listing of participating artists visit the CFOS website

Central Fife Open Studios has been set up to give professional artists and designers in Central Fife the opportunity to show their work to the public and celebrate the wealth of talent in this area.

The Open Studios offers the opportunity to talk to participating artists about how they create their work, their methods and sources of inspiration. There is also the chance to buy or commission a piece of original artwork from an exciting range of disciplines.

Karen Trotter mixed media artist

Karen Trotter –

Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

The work of Karen Trotter is inspired by the coast of Fife where she lives, she makes artefacts made from upcycled beach finds, which are wonderfully sculptural, and sells art prints and cards of her original paintings, which are inspired by sea life and the natural forms of the sea. on-the-shelfnw

 

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Karen Trotter will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June, 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

Tom Bishop-de-Main – a colourful life

Artist Tom Bishop-de-Main, born in the East End of London two years before the end of the war. Working from the tender age of 7 on a horse drawn bread cart. Tom has seen a colourful life from market worker, fairground attendant, rag and bone man to the Merchant Navy. (from Tom’s website)

Tom is also a musician, and has dabbled in writing, from children’s books, television and radio scripts to poetry.

A colourful life and a man of many colours, we are delighted to welcome Tom back to Inverkeithing to jam with us at the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September, 11am-4.30pm in Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

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Lainy Allison – colour is my passion

“I am a passionately firm believer that colour is, like music, a major player in influence in our everyday lives.”

Lainy Allison is an incredibly versatile visual artists, whose inspiration is drawn not only from the rich colours she finds around her, but also history and her own imagination. She uses techniques such as ink and photography to create meditations on memory and form, textured paint to create warm and immediate senses of place, and experimental photography to explore light and movement.

You’ll be able to view, and purchase, Lainy’s wonderful works of art at our ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at Inverkeithing Civic Centre from 11am-4.30pm.

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Jenny Stewart – delightful art prints and greeting cards

Jenny Stewart is a local amateur artist whose charming and fresh creations make ideal gifts as well as treats for yourself. Her work is peopled with various delightful ‘furry friends’ including a highland coo, a Scottish ram, deer, puffins, mice and even pandas! She also makes lovely tableaus of children playing, as well as taking commissions for portraits, pet portraits and baby gifts. Her work will be for sale at our Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair on Saturday May 2nd,11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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Jenny will also be showing off prints from her new collection ‘A Cat for all Seasons’!

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Lainy Allison – colourist artist, writer and photographer

The next artist in our line-up for the ‘Spring Into Summer’ Art & Craft Fair on May 2nd in Inverkeithing is Lainy Allison. We are welcoming Lainy back to Inverkeithing as she also joined us for our event in December 2014, where her work was greatly admired.

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Lainy is a highly versatile artist. As she expresses it, she:

“….explores a range of materials and tools from sculpture, painting, textile design to writing. Her work and images are extracted from an array of influences, history, culture, architecture, family, light, fire, water, organic and synthetic. With gesture, drawing out, layering, material and process, revelatory of each other, the making of the art is part of the content. Her art practice does not just become an image but a creation.” 

Her work is exhibited in galleries and non-profit art spaces and has numerous collectors of her work. Lainy is a co-founder of CAD (Contemporary Arts in Dunfermline).

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A few artists together – the North Queensferry group

Artists and crafters from North Queensferry are showing and selling their work together at our Handmade Holiday Arts and Crafts Market on 13th December at Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

They are: Bonnie Crichton, Sarah Baker, Karen Trotter, Lucie Macauley and Julie Bell.

009_Happy Puffin Karen Trotter will be showing some smaller reproductions of some of her paintings, including greeting cards, and some smaller new originals.

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Bonnie and Sarah are ‘Feltisans’ and you can find some of their creations on their website aisydaisy

Lucie Mccauley makes useful and appealing objects out of recycled bicycle inner tubes, from messenger bags and iPad covers to phone cases and finger puppets!