Up close and personal in Scotland ~ 2014 images

Written by Ellen on . Posted in Wild Stories

Exceptional art tutoring is at the heart of Wild at Art experiences, but it’s about more than art tutoring. Two words, well three, sum it up: ‘Focus & Fun leading to Inspiration’. Here are some snap shots from our 2014 season~

focussed painting hay balesv2Painting hay bales with total concentration with Susan Forsyth at Cambo, then open mic music at the Stag Inn in Falkland. The musicians magically transition between classical, American R & B and toe-tapping Scottish folk music.

Stag InnCambo beach painting 2014  5All our creative energies are absorbed in painting the vibrant colours of Fife coast – we had 4 days of great weather.

That is, until we break for our picnic lunch.We are just as serious about this too.

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picnic on the beach

Then lo and behold, a kayaker lands on the beach with his catch for dinner.


Stone carving leads to a spiritual journey, as many have remarked. Creating by ‘taking away’ in contrast to painting where you ‘add’, requires some reworking of the mind. In the Borders, Susheila’s encouragement is both soft and strong, and gradually what is in your head, does emerge from the stone.

start of a seahorseseahors revers sideIn the evening, we spontaneously become part of a live political debate on the Scottish independence vote in Peebles after a day of  carving stone sculptures and making jewellery.

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Good food and fun always nourish creativity!

Peebles workshop group 2 accomplished artists Kingsbarns beach

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Wait a minute! This makes four great words: Focus, Fun, and Food leads to Inspiration! See you in 2015!

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