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Date(s) - 11 May 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Fotheringham Gallery


Fotheringham Gallery are delighted to be exhibiting a new collection of watercolour paintings by award winning Scottish artist Claire Harkess RSW.  This exhibition features many new paintings of owls alongside curlews, red kites, seals, puffins and other wildlife.  Claire is Scotland’s most respected and accomplished contemporary wildlife watercolour artist.

Recent accolades include winning the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Artist of the Year in 2017, The Artist Magazine Award and her third hugely successful Solo Exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.  This exhibition of new paintings by this highly regarded artist is an unmissable opportunity for her many admirers to add to their collection.

“…one of Scotland’s most gifted painters.”  Guy Peploe

“Watercolour is a difficult medium to master but Claire Harkess has expressed the qualities beautifully with an economy of colour to create a very understated but powerful work,” Dr Bulgin, Editor of The Artist

“Selecting winners from this beautiful collection was not an easy task but the judges were unanimous and it was Claire Harkess’ watercolour that stole their hearts.”    David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Claire was born in Scotland in 1970, she graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1993 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art.  She was elected a member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in watercolour in 2005.

Her work is held in many public collections including:

The Walter Scott Art Collection

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock


Leigh Fotheringham, Fotheringham Gallery owner says “We have represented Claire Harkess for over 20 years and are thrilled to be showing this new collection of watercolours, her painting skill really is exceptional.  She has an incredible ability to capture movement and character in the birds and animals she paints”


The Exhibition continues until 15th June 2019 at Fotheringham Gallery, 78 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan and can also be seen online www.fotheringhamgallery.co.uk