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Lot 509 (The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, 10th November 2019)


Sold for £720


mixed media on panel
50cm x 76cm
Label verso: Doubtfire Gallery, 1-3 South East Circus Place, London.
Note: Beth Robertson Fiddes graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995 with BA (hons), won The RSA Benno Schotz award in 1997 and won second place in the 2011 Jolomo Bank of Scotland competition – the largest Art prize in Scotland. Her return to her Highland roots has deepened her continuing artistic exploration of land and sea. A move in early 2013 to Wester Ross, took her back to where she feels she really belongs. She now has more time to spend in the surroundings that have inspired so much of her work. “Returning to favourite childhood haunts and seeing them afresh has given my painting a new dimension allowing memories to combine with new sights and experiences.” Indeed, her work vividly evokes the fleeting moment of a surging tide crashing onto headland or hissing through rock pools, the sharp intensity of a shaft of brilliant sunshine through a swirling cloud of mist, rain or spindrift, at the same time raising the possibility of a primeval landscape. A native of Tiree, Beth has a deep understanding of how rapidly changing and often extreme weather patterns are an integral part of the rugged beauty of the north-west Highlands.

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