Art

Britain From The Air

Delighted to be asked by the Royal Geographical Survey to take press photos for the official launch of their "Britain from the Air" exhibition - with the even more delightful Mr Michael Palin!  

If you haven't noticed the exhibition (consult optometrist immediately) it's a huge display across the city that features stunning images from across Britain, including 11 new panels specifically commissioned for its appearance in Edinburgh; made possible through partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is in front of the Sheraton in Conference Square and features a huge 'walk-on' map that acts as a key to all the locations featured in the display.

A brilliant walking tour through the city, particularly with some nice weather beginning to show up, you'll find more information online, or by picking up a leaflet from the information kiosk on the Princes Street side of Castle Street.

 

Bringing the outside in...

Perhaps this doesn't sound too inviting on these cold wintry days, but it's exactly what we helped our friend Wallace Shaw (above) from Wallace's Arthouse Scotland to do in one of his reception rooms.

Wallace had a hankering to bring his room to life by creating a feature wall across his bank of four huge storage cupboards...  Originally toying with projection or sketching directly onto the surface, we suggested a custom vinyl wallpaper, designed to his specification to display a high-contrast forest glade.

Finding the right picture, we set to work measuring the panels, scaling and setting the artwork and calling our amazing print suppliers who made the final magic happen.  It's a very technical job to get just right (trying to make sure there's a tree trunk along all those shut lines!) and we're delighted with the results.


If you're ever looking for a great place to stay in Edinburgh, you need to meet Wallace.  He's awfully sociable and runs absolutely the nicest boutique B&B we've ever come across.  

Find out more or say hello at www.wallacesarthousescotland.com

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Pastel Scotland


We've recently helped our lovely friend over at www.pastelscotland.com get online and share some of her vibrant pastel images with the world wide web.

If you'd like some unique artwork painted in and often inspired by Scotland, check it out...