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CARA McKinnon Crawford


Cara McKinnon Crawford was born in Campbeltown, Argyll in 1962. Her father was the renowned painter, John McKinnon Crawford (1931-2005), an artist who painted in the very best tradition of the Scottish Colourists, and who undoubtedly passed his artistic abilities on to Cara. She went on to gain an Honours degree in Painting and Drawing from the Glasgow School of Art in 1984. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and abroad. Selected solo shows include: The Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, Scottish Amicable Headquarters, Glasgow, Iona House Gallery, Oxford. The New Grafton Gallery, London and Resipole Gallery, Argyll. Art critic, Julian Halsby said recently, If I had to summarise the paintings of Cara Mckinnon Crawford in a few key words, I would select colour, energy, drama and isolation. Colour plays a central role in her work and in this she is following in a Scottish tradition that stems from the Glasgow School to the Colourist paintings of Peploe, Cadell and Hunter. The paintings exude a certain energy which reflects not only the fact that they were mostly painted outside and often in adverse weather conditions, but also reflects Caras own personality and her restless exploration of Scotland. A great sense of isolation is also evident in her work, as she seeks out unknown and remote landscapes to paint.


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Resting Boats, McDuff Harbour, Aberdeenshire

CARA McKinnon Crawford

oil on canvas 42.5 x 30 in 4000

Crystal Clear Turquoise, Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan

CARA McKinnon Crawford

oil on board 20 x 24 in 2400

Footprints in the Sand, Gruinard Bay

CARA McKinnon Crawford

oil on canvas 23.5 x 48 in 7000

Little Crofts and Sheep

CARA McKinnon Crawford

oil on board 14 x 22 in 1100

The Last Road, Dunnet Head, Caithness

CARA McKinnon Crawford

oil on canvas 48 x 24 in 7000