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Top 50 Edinburgh Artists and their Featured Art

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We asked...

What's your favourite thing about being a Newcastle artist?

Stuart Jones - Newcastle artist
Living in Newcastle upon Tyne I am spoilt for choice with an abundance of subject to work from, either working at the quayside and the iconic bridges or visiting the surrounding beautiful North East coastline and Northumberland for its spectacular rural scenes and countryside.
We asked...

What's your favourite thing about being a Sheffield artist?

Adam Pearce - Sheffield artist
I've lived in Sheffield all my life, but for a brief stint at uni, and I've always adored the great amount of greenery and the rolling hills of this place. the verticality of it means there's always something to look at, and the proud Yorkshire culture throughout feels vibrant and ambitious yet down to earth. It's always inspiring.
James Hillier -
Sheffield artist
I love the community of Sheffield just as much as the hills and valleys, I love being able to get out of the city so easily to wonderful landscapes but still be in reach of the thriving cultural centre.
Debra D
Without a shadow of doubt, it's the very fact that Sheffield people are proud of their city!
Christopher C -
Sheffield artist
Sheffield is a bright and creative city, everywhere you look you can see something wonderful - it is a hub for artists.
Karina Ho -
Sheffield artist
It is a creative city packed with wonderful people and architecture with the peak district right on the doorstep. Inspiration all around!
We asked...

What's your favourite thing about being a Manchester artist?

Ashley Cundall - Manchester artist
The diversity of buildings, cultures and people which surround us all.
Amy Davies -
Manchester artist
I’ve lived in Manchester for over 16 years and it was the busy buzz and distinct indie identity that first drew me to the city. I still love how there is something for everyone and how it constantly is evolving and reinventing itself, whilst remaining uniquely Mancunian. The city’s a great hub but it’s also so close to some spectacular landscapes, such as the Peak District, Cheshire plains and Pennines. So when the buzz of the city becomes a bit too much, within an hour you can find yourself in beautiful, breathtaking countryside.
Jen Orpin -
Manchester artist
I have lived in Manchester for over half my life now, it’s where my artistic journey began and where life really began for me. The city is friendly, vibrant and continuously evolving and it’s this changing urban environment that has been a source and inspiration of some of my work in the past. Joining Rogue Artists’ Studios 21 years ago was the best thing for me as an emerging artist in Manchester. They offered great affordable spaces and most importantly a thriving artist community. Being surrounded by fellow artists and friends for support is invaluable at all stages of your career.
We asked...

What's your favourite thing about being a Leeds artist?

Kirsty Whyatt - Leeds artist
The inspiration is overwhelming, urban night scenes are on your doorstep, gritty inner city canals lit up with sodium glow contrasting with the neon lights wrapped around Bridgewater Place. The Atkinson Grimshaws in Leeds Art Gallery are a constant influence, as well as the BT box graffiti. All this, and to be surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales and Pennine Hills. As a painter you don't have to travel far for a life times work.

Sascha -
Leeds artist
Leeds is a city of both family cosiness and fresh-thinking independent businesses. It combines the best of city life and proximity to nature. Sascha LOVES her favourite spots amongst local makers and sellers (ie doughnuts, coffee, organic farmers). Leeds certainly offers a sense of community and personal fulfilment.
Charlotte Hall -
Leeds artist
I've been lucky enough to spend my childhood in the beautiful surroundings Leeds has to offer; with beauty spots such as Otley Chevin on our doorstep. The interesting shapes, unique textures and vivid pops of colour in nature have long inspired my work.

Christ Eastham -
Leeds artist
I’m very proud to be a native of Leeds and to have started my art career in the city centre at the wonderful, Leeds College of Art then known as ‘Jacob Kramer’ College. At the end of last year 2020 I was delighted to obtain a studio back in the heart of Leeds City Centre. This year I am hoping to collaborate on some work with my artistic neighbours at the fabulous ‘Northern ballet Company’

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Edinburgh Artists

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Getting to know our artists

Edinburgh Artists


We asked our artists to share how their wonderful city inspires their art.

Edinburgh has a wonderful mix of town and country, both of which are readily accessible. The botanic gardens, the greenery of the town and the proximity of the Water of Leith and the Pentlands all provide rich sources for an artist who loves nature.

Jenny Matthews
Edinburgh Artists

Edinburgh is a vibrant fantastic city - a cultural oasis. I am fortunate to have a working studio/gallery in the heart of Leith.

Edinburgh Artists

My favourite part of being an artist in Edinburgh is having access to so much inspiration from the proximity of the National Galleries and so many private galleries.

Pamela McMahon
Edinburgh Artists

Capturing pretty street scenes around beautiful Edinburgh.

Julie Fitzsimmons
Edinburgh Artists

West Lothian is a brilliant place to live. I find inspiration from the landscapes around me all the time. I love drawing the coastlines, trees and hills in Scotland. Glasgow and Edinburgh are close by and offer a rich variety of galleries and exhibitions.

Sarah Quayle
Edinburgh Artists

I love the unlimited inspiration the town provides, and the warm and active community that I strive to represent in my paintings

Meg Wallace
Edinburgh Artists

I live in Edinburgh, which is my favourite place in the whole world. There is so much inspiration wherever you look - beautiful medieval and classical architecture, gorgeous parks with wildlife and some very interesting geological formations, like Arthur's seat - an ancient extinct volcano that we are lucky to live right next to.

Masha Tiplady
Edinburgh Artists

I am in love with Edinburgh. Literally in love. I always walk around smiling at the city whatever the weather brings: mist, rain, wind... In Edinburgh I found the magic that I was missing. Its darkness, narrow alleys and pointed roofs... they make you feel like you are in a haunted city where everything is possible!

Maria Casas Esteban
Edinburgh Artists

There is a very engaged artist community within Edinburgh. With lots of skilled and experienced artists and makers. It is also a very beautiful and vibrant city steeped in history. So it is easy to be inspired every day by the people and the city itself.

Lucy Engels
Edinburgh Artists

You can find alot of different ways to look at Edinburgh. Layers of buildings and so many different styles. The landscape the city sits on is around 7 hills so the views are incredible from lots fo different angles. The city itself is so dark, old and historic looking. Great for drawing in ink and charcoal.

Liana Moran
Edinburgh Artists

Edinburgh is endlessly inspiring from the architecture to the coast line. The dramatic skies are probably my favourite things about living here as they are so varied and create such incredible colour and a beautiful atmosphere.

Katy Sawrey
Edinburgh Artists