Irene Scott

Sleeping Warrior Studio

Paintings of Bute; beach-inspired craft resin

 

 

I was brought up on the Isle of Bute, and attended the old Rothesay Academy Primary and Secondary Schools. Here, I took Higher Art, taught by Lyn Bulloch and Ian Scott.

At Aberdeen University, I studied German, French and History of Art, and continued to paint and draw on a casual basis.

On graduating, I moved to England to begin a career in education, first as a teacher of French and German in Oxfordshire, then as a teacher trainer at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. This left little time for art, and so it was not until I retired, and returned to live on Bute, that I was able to devote my energies to painting again.

Using acrylics, I paint mainly seascapes, landscapes, and landmarks from around the island. I also spend time in Kintyre, where I am a member of a group of artists called ‘Carradale Coastal Creatives’. I paint from photographs, and undertake commissions. Some of my paintings are also available as cards and postcards.

Recently, I have begun working with craft resin, taking inspiration from local beaches to create a range of products, all featuring shells, stones, sand and seaweed. These include coasters, tea light holders, window hangings, key rings and necklaces.

St Blane's Chapel

Acrylic on canvas

13 x 18 cm

Breaking wave, Stravanan

Acrylic on canvas

61 x 46 cm

Landmark tree, The Mecknoch

Acrylic on canvas

23 x 30.5 cm

Gallachan Bay

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 90 cm

Langalbuinoch farm track

Acrylic on canvas

23 x 30.5 cm

Scalpsie Bay

Acrylic on canvas

23 x 30.5 cm

Clouds on Arran

Acrylic on canvas

28 x 35 cm

Winter sunset, Langalbuinoch

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 90 cm

The White Lodge, Scoulag

Acrylic on canvas

13 x 18 cm

Largizean Standing Stones

Acrylic on canvas

23 x 30.5 cm

Kingarth Hotel

Acrylic on canvas

23 x 30.5

The Mansion House & Mercat Cross

Acrylic on canvas

13 x 18 cm

Rock pool plaque

Craft resin, shells, sand, shingle, seaweed

8 x 15 cm

Tea light holder, round

Craft resin, shells, sand, shingle, seaweed

5 cm high x 17 cm in circumference

Tea light holder, round, with lit candle

Craft resin, shells, sand, shingle, seaweed

5 cm high x 17 cm in circumference

Tea light holder, square

Craft resin, shells, sand, shingle, seaweed

4.5 cm high x 5 cm square

Key ring - letter J

Craft resin, shells, sand, shingle, seaweed

3 x 4 cm

Window hang/light catcher

Craft resin, shells, sand, shingle, seaweed

4 x 5 cm