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The Naked Aye Art Collective

Naked Aye Collective Artists

Jean Gillespie, artist

Jean does both figurative and other themed works including landscapes and atmospheric printmaking

http://cloudling.tumblr.com/cloudy

Topaz is an artist and life-model working in Edinburgh

http://www.melroyart.com/

Mel is a figurative artist working in Edinburgh

http://www.wilsondrawings.co.uk/

Wilson works mainly in ink and wash and watercolour. The results are fantastic.

https://sarasfeijoo.wordpress.com/

Saras is a painter, a performance artist and a force of nature!

UNTUTORED LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING SESSIONS IN EDINBURGH

Look and Draw

Situated off Dalry Road, Look and Draw have life drawing most Sun afternoons – short poses increasing in length to the longest pose of 40 mins. You can find out more on their website and Facebook page.

Leith School of Art

Leith School of Art offers two models on a Sat afternoon – short poses in one space and a continuous pose in the other – which allows for flexibility to do both drawing and painting.

ARTISTS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN EDINBURGH

http://www.alanmcgowan.com/

Alan’s exciting painterly approach to painting the body sets him apart. His Facebook is really worth checking out and he runs regular anatomy classes that I would highly recommend to any artist interested in the body as a subject.

http://www.audreygrant.co.uk/

An artist who came out of Leith School of Art, Audrey’s paint surfaces and lonely figures are firmly planted in the tradition of Scottish painting whilst embracing more abstract qualities.

http://www.jillmboualaxai.com/

Jill paints the city and buildings. This is in itself unusual, but she marries interesting surfaces with an archaeological approach to her subject-matter that brings together the layers of meaning in the city, its history and underlying archaeology.

http://www.matthewstorstein.com/gallery/

Matt Storstein paints still lives ostensibly. But his treatment of what amounts to fairly humble subject matter turns them into icons, pointers and symbols. The Leith interest in surface marks his paintings out as meditative as well as representative objects. They’re magic!

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