Kirsten Mirrey Art
Kirsten Mirrey ArtOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Kirsten Mirrey Art founded in 2016 consists of Wildlife and commission artwork. Born in Fife, Scotland, Kirsten’s original artworks have been inspired by the nature and wildlife around her growing up. The most recent collection of work spanning the past two years has been focusing on both exotic and endangered wildlife. Kirsten hopes to be able to push conservation projects and using her artwork to help important organisations continue to fight against animal extinctions. As a self taught artist herself – she has been teaching workshops for the past few years from beginners to more advanced masterclasses.
Out of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Sarah Kwan Artist is a freelance Illustrator based in Edinburgh who specialises in portraits, food illustration, design, murals and signwriting. Her most recent ‘East Meets West Series’, explores the connections between Scottish / British and Chinese culture in a fun and playful way – with decorative patterns and pops of bright colour.
She graduated with BA Hons Fine Art Drawing & Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2008. She’s exhibited in galleries such as The Royal Scottish Academy and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
As well as painting portraits Sarah works with brands to create signs, chalkboards, murals, live painting events and painted window displays. Brands such as: Ruffians Barbers, The Naked Grouse, Wemyss Malts and Dram & Smoke have used her skills in their events and product launches. She is open to new commissions that include portraits, design or painting, and can help create eye-catching designs for your business or events. Please feel free to get in touch anytime to discuss a project.
Louise LacailleOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Painting, mostly in oils, in Edinburgh and East Lothian. Inspired by the light, weather and seasonal phenomena. Occasionally also by strange beasts and plants.
Each painting is influenced by the preparation of the surface and materials, often based on very old recipes and techniques.
Ludovica PerosinOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
I own my little business.
I am a watercolour artist mainly, but I do love to engage with print-making and paper-making.
I offer original art and high-quality block-prints.
MaudaOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Mhairi McPhailOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Mhairi McPhail is an artist based in Edinburgh, she graduated in 2021 with a First Class Degree in Painting BA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a studio holder at Abbeymount Studios, working in a variety of materials such as; painting, drawing, printmaking, installation and most recently an exploration into ceramics. Mhairi is interested in domestic interiors as battlegrounds and gender relationships in the home. Mhairi has been commissioned by Embassy Gallery to create 50 artworks for their December issue of ‘In touch’ a postal exhibition which champions accessibility in the arts.
Miriam WilsonOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Moody MondayOut of the Blue Abbeymount StudiosContact: Eliza Kesuma
Moody Monday debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, led by designer and creative director Eliza Kesuma.
After graduating with a degree in Textiles & Design from Heriot-Watt University, Eliza undertook multiple freelance projects and work experience opportunities with notable design companies. In 2008, a major interiors company recruited her as part of their communication and design team.
Noticing a niche in the interiors market for distinctive designs that challenged traditional creative concepts, Eliza began developing a signature style that was innovative, stylish and luxurious. By embracing individuality, she strives to subvert people’s expectations of interior design with her highly original and provocative collections.
Moody Monday’s core philosophy that beauty can come from the unlikeliest of places underpins each design, product and project Eliza creates. Her ‘Secret Music Collection’, inspired by the hidden inner workings of an abandoned musical organ, produced exquisitely compelling designs that received widespread praise at exhibitions across the UK.
Along with a bespoke service that tailors design concepts to fit the specific needs of clients, Moody Monday welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with innovative interior companies, global brands and businesses.
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Robin Paine is an artist noted for original and accomplished figurative drawings and paintings. She has developed her own lexicon of imagery drawn from her interest in mythology, anthropology, social history, Art history and Natural history.
“My paintings would probably be best described as “figurative” or “realist”. I work from life whenever possible and I have found that this is essential when I’m painting people.
I have been affected by works of art from many periods, ranging from Roman Egyptian painted portraits to paintings of Gwen John, but I would also cite film (i.e. the early films of Jean Luc Godard) and photography (the German photographer August Sander) as sources of inspiration.”
PHILIA StudioOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
PHILIA is a multifaceted creative studio with a focus on ethical production.
An evolving project, PHILIA creative output is garment-led, with a view to cross-industry innovation and collaboration.
Rose Raine Art
Rose Raine ArtOut of the Blue Abbeymount StudiosContact: Rose Raine Sutherland
Rose is a contemporary landscape and seascape painter. Rose grew up on a boat in the River Dart. Inspired by her passion; the sea and sky, she expressively captures her subject in oils. Graduating from The University of Edinburgh in 2021, she currently works between her studios in Edinburgh and Devon. Rose’s first solo exhibition in Salcombe (2019) sold out. Her work is now collected nationally and internationally.
Sew Ho Studios
Sew Ho StudiosOut of the Blue Abbeymount StudiosContact: Kate and Nikki
Sew Ho’s specialise in clothing construction, alterations, embroidery and print for workwear, eco and upcycled uniforms, team wear, one off gifts and accessories. Kate and Nikki want to create great products while focusing on growth and wellbeing for every person involved in the process.
Shannon Tofts Photography
Shannon Tofts PhotographyOut of the Blue Abbeymount StudiosContact: Shannon Tofts
The single most important attribute a professional photographer has and a client needs, is a point of view.
It’s the product of hard graft, experience and years of passion for creating high quality, relevant, memorable and cost effective images.
I work documenting people, finished pieces and projects through photography or film, working either in my studio or on location with whatever format is appropriate.
I take attention to detail and accurate colour reproduction; clients can rest assured that their project is handled with enthusiasm and an understanding of time and budgetary constraints.
SkerrypressOut of the Blue Abbeymount Studios
Skerry Press produce prints, drawings and Artist books in various forms by the artist Drew Catlow. The press is based in Edinburgh and material is produced from a garden print studio in the city and The Edinburgh Printmakers where Drew is a member.
SparkleWearOut of the Blue Abbeymount StudiosContact: Isabel Lohss-O’Sullivan
SparkleWear is based at the textile studio at Abbeymount and run by Isabel Lohss-O’Sullivan. Reflective hi-vis vests made with hand screen printed materials and from upcycled garments and fabric. Using bright and reflective inks and some added shine and sparkle – from sporty to fitted, from sequins to gents’ tweeds – every piece is hand-made and completely unique. Do hi-vis in style!