Images, tools of the trade, Pongo in progress and Japanese Macaque on the easel. Background image, Thunderstruck.

About Scottish wildlife artist Gordon Corrins

I’ve always had a passionate interest in wildlife conservation around the world and wanted to get involved in raising awareness of not only endangered species but also animal cruelty and mistreatment. This has led to me giving paintings or prints to animal charities and worthy causes to raise funds. It’s very rewarding to know that your work raises awareness for an animal that needs rescuing or is endangered. Quite a lot of my work is sold with a percentage of the sale going to an animal charity.

 

Since 2007 I have been concentrating solely on animals and wildlife but I wanted the work to have my own style and technique. Every project I work on I try to push materials and substrates a bit further. 

I had been experimenting with erasing techniques and building up layers and textures whilst working on a small painting of our Border Collie Meg, I discovered how the highlights were so much more realistic when removing paint rather than adding more. This was my ‘eureka’ moment, a combination of the right paint (E'tac fluid acrylics and ink), the right surface (Kaolin clay covered board from Ampersand Art) and experimental techniques with the airbrush and various erasers and blades, since then I have developed these techniques further to produce the kinds of textures and ‘life’ I had been looking for.

 

In December 2017 I had my first solo show at a gallery in Edinburgh. I was lucky enough to sell 75% of the work on show as well as showcasing a new range of fine art prints. Below is a list of the shows I've taken part in recently. Hopefully there will be plenty more this year.

2019

May 17th - 19th Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
June - August - Milton Art Gallery Summer Exhibition, Milton of Crathies, Banchory

2018

May 11th - 13th Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
November - Edinburgh Contemporary Art Fair

 

2017

March - Glasgow Art Fair 

September - Aberdeen Art Fair 

November - Edinburgh Art Fair 

December - Solo show, Robertson Fine Art, Edinburgh

 

2016

August - Marie Curie Art for Care

September - Aberdeen Art Fair 

November - Edinburgh Art Fair 

December - January - Milton Gallery Winter Show


Many thanks for visiting and taking the time to read this.


Gordon

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