Cara McKinnon Crawford

 Born 7th March 1962, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.

 

1974-1980

Educated at Dingwall Academy

1980-1984

Studied at Glasgow School of Art, BA Honours in Drawing and Painting

1984-85

Studied at Jordanhill College of Education, Teaching Diploma in Art and Design for Primary and Secondary Education.

1985

Teacher of Art and Design, Culloden Academy, Inverness

1985

Teacher of Art and Design, Douglas, Milingavie, Glasgow

1986

Teacher of Art and Design, Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh

1986-1998

Teacher of Art and Design, Dumbarton Academy, Dumbarton

1990-1998

Examiner for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Dalkeith, Edinburgh

1998

Full time painter


Solo Exhibitions

1984

N.B Gallery, Gartocharn, Dumbartonshire, Scotland

1985

Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow, Scotland

1986

The Royal Glasgow Institute John D. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1990

Scottish Amicable Headquarters, Glasgow, Scotland

1994

The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

2001

Conoco UK Headquarters, Aberdeen, Scotland

2002

The Royal Glasgow Institute John D. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

2003

Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

2003

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, for Exxon Mobile U.S.A

2006

The New Grafton Gallery, London, England

2009

Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England

2010

Gigha Hotel, Island of Gigha, Argyll, Scotland

2010

Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland

2011

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, Meningitis Foundation Scotland

2011

The Old Waiting Room, Scalasaig, Island of Colonsay, Scotland

2011

‘The Cities Celebration’ ,Don Plaza, Rostov-on- Don, Russia

2014

‘Patchings Art Festival’, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England

2014

“Into The West”, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland

2015

“Images of an Island”,The Gallery, Eilean Iarmain, Isleoronsay, Sleat, Island of Skye, Scotland

2016

Hopetoun House, Edinburgh on 29th July 2016


Selected Group Exhibitions

1993

William Hardie Fine Art, Glasgow (three person show)

2000

The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh (two person show)

2002

The Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen (three person show)

2003

The New Grafton Gallery, London (two person show)

2012

The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, (window exhibition)

2013

The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, ( window exhibition)


Mixed Exhibitions

1983-91

The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art,  Glasgow, Scotland

1987-91

The Royal Scottish Academy,  Edinburgh,  Scotland

2001

Strathearn Gallery,  Crieff, The Heinzel Gallery , Aberdeen, The Broughton Gallery, Biggar, The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, The New Grafton Gallery ,  London,  Festival Exhibition;  Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh, The Compass Gallery ,  Glasgow,  London and Bath Art Fairs

2002

Chelsea Art Fair,  London, Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

2003

Christies of London, Cancer Research UK , London , The Green Gallery , Munich, Germany

2004

Invited Artist to The Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, The Mall, London , Tulliebardine Distillery, Perthshire (resident artist), The Mackenzie Gallery, St Andrews; The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh

2005

The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

2006

The Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh

2006

Resipole  Gallery, Ardnamurchan  Argyll, The Gallery, House of  Bruar,Perthshire, Scotland, Art Fair, The Pavilion, Strathpeffer, Ross -shire, Scotland

2007

Invited Artist to the Royal Society of British Artists, The Mall, London

2007

Selected to represent Britain in an International Painting Festival; Spain; III encuentro international de pintores De La Alberca

2007

The McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland, The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Scotland, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2008

The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England,  The Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland, The Marc  Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2009

The Royal Commonwealth Club, London , England, Sarah Samules Fine Art, Chester, England, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland,  The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, House For An Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland , Scottish Showcase Gallery, Kirkudbright, Dumfries, Scotland

2010

Ealain Gallery, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland, Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland,    Resipole South, Palace House, Newmarket, England, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Scottish Showcase Gallery, Dumfries, Scotland, The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland,  The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, Resipole South, Cambridge Art Fair, England, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle,Argyll, Scotland

2011

The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, Ealain Gallery, Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Gleneagles, Ealain, Gallery, Perthshire., Scotland, Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Eton Gallery, Windsor, England

2012

The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, Resiploe South, Cambridge, England, The Ruthven Gallery, Perthshire, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland,  Gallery Le Fort, Bath, Somerset, England, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

2013

Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire, England, The Iona Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, The Harbour Gallery, Tarbet, Argyll, The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

2014

Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire, England, Glaeneagles, Ealain Gallery, Perthshire,  Scotland, The Harbour Gallery,Tarbet, Argyll, Scotland, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland, The Riverside Gallery, Inverness, Scotland

2015

Resipole Studios, Acharacle. The Riverside Gallery, Inverness.

2016

Resipole Studios, Acharacle. Ascott Studios, Ribchester, Lancashire.

2017

Greengate Gallery, Culross. Resipole Studios, Acharacle. The Riverside Gallery, Inverness.

2018

Larks Gallery, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Bute Gallery, Island of Bute. Riverside Gallery, Inverness. Resipole Gallery, Achacaracle.

2019

The Tallentyre Gallery, Morpeth, Northumberland. Knock Gallery, Royal Deeside.


Media Coverage

1983

The Glasgow Herald, The Royal Glasgow Institute Clare Henry

1986

The Fringe Magazine, Edinburgh

1986

Scottish Television; “Live at One Thirty” Solo Exhibition Royal Glasgow Institute J.D Kelly Gallery

1992

The Glasgow Herald

2001

The Herald, “Artist Aids Bid To Save Village Pier” Glasgow; BBC Radio Scotland

2002

Scottish Field Magazine “ Stepping Out On Colonsay”, Bridget McGrouther

2002

BBC Radio Scotland, The Iain Anderson Show, “Mostly Scotland”, solo exhibition, Conoco Uk, Aberdeen

2002

The Journal Magazine “ Destined to Paint” John Ward

2003

Scottish Field Magazine “Cara Mckinnon Crawford presents a painting to mark 100 years of publication”
Scottish Field Magazine “ Images of a Nation”, solo exhibition at The Royal Glasgow Institute’s J.D Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Scottish Field Magazine “Brush Strokes” Bridget McGrouther
The Sunday Post, “The Colour of Life” Mary Hynd

2004

The Artist Magazine, The Paintings of Cara Mckinnon Crawford, by Julian Halsby, Listed in the Scottish Dictionary of Art and Architecture Peter J M McEwan; The Glasgow Herald

2005

The Herald

2006

The Herald, “Artist who put her Country on Canvas,” Scottish Field Magazine “Inspired Scotland,” Radio Mod interview, Murdo Mackenzie,The Herald, “My Weekend Retreat,” Radio Café, BBC Scotland, “Scottish Colourist represents Britain in International Festival of Art” La Alberca, Spain, Listed in the national dictionary “ARTISTS IN BRITAIN SINCE 1945” David Buckman

2008

“Homes and Interiors Scotland”, feature “ Bringing The Outside In”

2009

The Herald, “Painter Swaps Glasgow for its twin River city in Russia”, Phil Miller Arts Correspondent

2010

Rostov News, Russian Television,” Glasgow Artists Paints The Don”, Rostov Evening paper, Russia
Featured Artist “Art News Scotland” magazine
The Artist Magazine, Art of England Magazine, The Bath Magazine “A Journey Through Scotland” solo exhibition
Listed in “ The Dictionary of Scottish Painter’s by Julian Halsby and Paul Harris

2011

Evening Times (Glasgow) "Artist puts twin city in the picture"


Artist in Residence

2002

Island of Colonsay

2005

Cromarty, Highland, Ross-shire

2009

Rostov-on-Don, Russia


Projects

“Twenty First Century Clyde” The River Clyde from Source to Sea (on going).


Collections

Represented in private collections: U.K, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Kenya and Russia.