Coastal pines
45x36cms (hxw)
collagraph & screenprint

August 2023 

I took the train to Dunbar with a friend and we walked up the coast passed Belhaven, with Tyninghame beach to the North.  We passed John Muir country Park and saw the damage of Storm Arwen ‘s high winds in 2021 to the pine trees.  it was still beautiful to see them but a bit more sparse and a few at odd angles (see the one to the left of my print!).  

This print is currently on show (until 14th Jan 2024) with the SSA 125th Annual Exhibition at the Maclaurin Art Gallery, Rozelle Park, Ayr.

Distant shores
37x55cms (hxw)
collagraph & screenprint

June 2023  

An area of Scotland with views that never dissapoint me is the stretch on the West Coast between Arisaig and the Sands of Morar.  This particular print is the view from Back of Keppoch area, with it’s white sands and turquoise sea broken up by the layers of rocks.  

This print took some time to make, a lot of rock textures to make on my collagraph plate followed by some tricky screenprinting areas on top.  

Seaweed shore
22x54cms (hxw)
collagraph & screenprint

January 2023 

Inspired by the surrounding and beautiful area of Plockton, I was attracted to the coastline with it’s very curly seaweed on the shore. A lovely tranquil place with a lucky house owner living by the sea!

I exhibited this print in the RSA 197th Annual Exhibition 2023 and I was pleased to receive the ‘An Talla Solais’ award for it.

Overlooking Edinburgh, Braid Hills
41x41.5cms (hxw)
collagraph & screenprint

February 2022  

Edinburgh has many a hill to walk up which have great views over the City.  The Braid Hills give you views all around including the Pentland Hills behind, but this view is over the sea to Fife with Arthur’s seat and The Crags in the distance as well as the Castle.  I wanted to show the green spaces that sit within Edinburgh, so I was drawn to the gorse bushes in the foreground of the Braid Hills leading onto Blackford Hill prior to seeing the City in the background and finally the Firth of Forth.

Falls of Dochart
collagraph & screenprint
September 2021  

The alluring Falls of Dochart by the town of Killin are always mesmerising. My print shows them when the sun was shining and the weather was calm and you could walk over the rocks and stare into the deep blue river. The next day, after a very heavy rainfall overnight they were completely changed and the river was roaring over the rocks, which were barely visible anymore. My print is the tranquil version of the Falls, the collagraph technique for the textured ground areas and the flat screenprinted blues for the sky and river.

In December 2021, I exhibited this print at Edinburgh Printmakers ‘Solace’ exhibition.


August 2021  

I love to be by the sea and a quick escape from Edinburgh is to get the half an hour train ride to North Berwick. I often head down the South coast and I enjoy sketching the view from the shore. The Bass rock always seems to creep into my view as it sits on the horizon. I sometimes paint watercolours while I’m there and in this screenprint I wanted to try and transfer the fluid look of my watercolours into my screenprints by creating washy layers of semi-translucent colour.

In December 2021, I exhibited this print at Edinburgh Printmakers ‘Solace’ exhibition. 

Rannoch Moor
collagraph & screenprint
April 2021  

Rannoch Moor is a place that I have often passed on my way up North, occassionally stopping at, just to walk into a part of it and feel the openess all around with lochans splitting up the land and quite often snow topped hills in the distance. One of these days I hope to have a proper walk in the area. This print is based on the same section I always seem to stop at.

Inner Sound, Loch Carron
collagraph & screenprint

March 2021  

I discovered a new view whilst staying in Plockton and exploring a part of the coast I hadn’t been to before - not too far from the village of Duirinish.
It was a very calm, clear, bright day when I was there and the views of the islands felt very tranquil.

Pentland Hills
collagraph & screenprint

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2021
2020 & 2021

During the covid-19 first lockdown, I spent my one walk a day in the Pentland Hills of Edinburgh.  They are very near to where I live and being able to go out and do watercolours, sketches and enjoy the fresh air was a tonic. From my sketches I developed this print on a mini etching press that I had in the house at the time. 

In December 2021, along with my print ‘Rocky perch, North Berwick’, they were exhibited at the Scottish Gallery in their exhibition ‘City lights’.

Dazzle Exhibition
Dovecot, Edinburgh
August 2020

Dazzle is a contemporary jewellery exhibition that has been running for many years in Edinburgh. Each year they ask an artist to exhibit alongside the jewellery and in 2020 I was very happy to receive that invite when the first covid-19 lockdown was taking place.  It gave me something to aim for and kept me busy, mounting and framing works for it.  

Dovecot Studios have beautiful spaces in them and I had a lovely long bright white wall to exhibit on. The exhibition took place in the August of 2020 when there was that small window of opportunity for people to visit galleries again before the Winter lockdown. 


Drawn in by blues
collagraph & screenprint
February 2020  

At the beginning of December in 2019, on my way to Killin, Perthshire,  I stopped at a very flooded Callander where the river had burst its banks.  It was an incredibly bright December day and the blue from the sky and the still river looked so beautiful.  I hope to capture that light in this print! 


top: Rock-bound                          bottom: Dark skies
22x46cms                                     22x46cms
screenprint                                    screenprint
£220                                              £220
8th to 29th February 2020 

These two prints were featured in Frames gallery in Perth with other members of Fife Dunfermline Print workshop.

Two screenprints inspired by a drawing trip to a Greek island.
I also have two other prints of Scottish landscape in the same exhibition.

Western tracks
collagraph & screenprint
December 2019 to January 2020
SSA/VAS exhibition at the RSA galleries, Edinburgh.

I like a bit of texture on a print surrounded by flat areas. I do this by making a collagraph plate, printing it through an etching press and then adding in screenprinted layers once it is dry.

This view is between Arisaig and Morar on the West coast of Scotland. One of my favourite places with outstanding views over the islands. 

Waterfall memories, Dundreggan
September 2019  
‘Time spent amongst trees’, SSA exhibition at the Meffan Gallery, Forfar.

This waterfall is a special place to me and this print was created in memory of my dad.  The last time I visited, I drew the waterfall from the bottom looking up and created this screenprint from that drawing.  I have kept the colours muted by printing onto a grey coloured paper. 


Beyond the garden
 January 2019 

This is a screenprint inspired by a drawing trip to a Greek island last year.  

It is the view from a friends garden which overlooked the sea and surrounding islands. 

All images © Gillian Murray