In 2017 we introduced an Art Fair to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and we are delighted that due to popular demand, it will return for 2018.
Find a collection of our local skilled and talented artists and photographers in the Art Fair in the Town Hall, Portsoy over Festival weekend.
See the works of artist Francis Boag
We are also delighted to showcase the work of Scottish artist Francis Boag, who in 2001 after 30 years of teaching in art schools around Scotland, left teaching to fulfil his ambition of making a career as an artist. Now almost 20 years on, his life-changing decision has been vindicated and Francis is now one of Scotland’s most popular and best-selling painters, exhibiting widely at home and abroad. One of only a few artists to work in the National Collections of both Scotland and Ireland, Francis has been placed in the list of 50 best selling artist in various press polls and has his work displayed in a host of public buildings and corporations. www.francisboag.com
Lucy Brydon combines using gelatin mono-printing, collage and digital art to create whimsical and illustrative pieces – showing a love of layers, textures and storytelling.
Bryan Angus creates lino prints and paintings that celebrate the beautiful Banffshire coast, its dramatic light and cultural history.
Rae Osborne likes to stretch her camera to create unusual images. Sometimes extreme macro, or creating still life images taken from an unusual perspective, challenging the viewer.
Bee Struthers specialises in mixed media collage, printing patterned tissue papers which is layered up creating softly focussed backgrounds incorporating motifs such as windows and chimney pots in many of her works.
Anita Inverarity creates illustrative fine art in the form of intricate pen and ink drawings. Subjects include myth and legend, the natural world, fantasy and whimsy.
William Inverarity specialises in traditional and contemporary art influenced by Impressionism and the Colourists. William uses oil and acrylic with brush and palette knife, often venturing into paper sculpture.
Jennifer Watson paints mainly in watercolours, taking inspiration from the east and west coasts of Scotland, with a particular love for painting boats!