We are always on the look out for talented artists and craftspeople to exhibit at Strathaven Gallery. The selection on display is changed frequently so why not pop in and see what's new.

Our current talented bunch include:

Nicola McFarlane Young – Beach Arts

Nicola McFarlane Young

Nicola is a driftwood artist with a strong affinity for the sea and nature. She lives with her husband and children just a few minutes from Portobello Beach in Edinburgh and can often be found combing the beach for inspiration and materials for Beach Arts. The results of her expedition are then lovingly crafted in her Beach Hut workshed.

She set up Beach Arts in 2011 to bring the beauty of nature into people’s homes. The nature of her work is very environmentally friendly – using reclaimed and recycled materials and turning them into works of art. Everything at Beach Arts is done with the greatest respect for the environment and natural habitats.

From candle holders and lamp bases to beautiful driftwood mirrors – beautiful reminders of days at the seaside.

Lucy Dawson

Lucy Dawson

Lucy’s love of nature and the outdoors is reflected in her stunning landscape photographs. Her passion for photography began when she was a child on Islay and she is a regular visitor to the island, where there is always something new to experience and photograph.

Lucy lives with her two small children in Strathaven and has travelled all over the world but Islay will always be home. She is still discovering stunning new landscapes – both in Lanarkshire and further afield.

Her photographs capture nature at its best and serve as a beautiful representation of the world we live in.

Cath Waters

Sadie HamiltonScottish Landscape Art

We stock a range of prints, coasters and mugs by this talented lady from Central Scotland.

She combines creative photography with painting, watercolour washes, crackle glazes and textures of peeling varnish, old parchment, fabric, crumbling plaster, scratched metal.....all sorts of unusual things to create gentle, painterly digital mixed media images.

Much of the inspiration for her landscape work comes from "wide open spaces, vast grey skies and low light of the Scottish West Coast, the Firth of Forth and East Lothian".


Elaine Johnston

Elaine JohnstonPainter Elaine Johnston is well known for her oil paintings of animals.

Originally from Glasgow, she has lived in Ayrshire since 2005 allowing her to concentrate on her family and work.

Her graduation from Glasgow School of Art in 1997 began a career specialising in design and fine art. Her clients include the Department of Trade and Industry, the British Embassy and Monaco’s royal family. Accolades include the Young Achievers Award for Scotland and the Design for Diplomats Award.

She exhibits in galleries across the UK and abroad. As well as her animal paintings she also accepts portrait commissions.

Linda McDonald Jewellery

Louise PringleBritish jewellery designer Linda Macdonald established her business in 1997, as a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Linda now supplies many beautiful shops and galleries throughout Britain.

This delicate, distinctive and unique jewellery is designed and made exclusively in Scotland and is collected by jewellery lovers across the UK and overseas.

Working and living in such a beautiful part of Scotland is key inspiration for the Linda Macdonald jewellery collections. Inspired by the delicate detail in nature, Linda is now recognised for her unique handmade jewellery with beautiful floral patterns in silver with a hint of gold. Based in the village of Cardross, Linda now has the help of a small team of skilled jewellers to produce all the collections



Eunice Clarke

Eunice ClarkeEunice has been a keen photographer since she was a child and was always fascinated by photography. However it was to be some time before she gave up her career as a nurse to study photography full time.

Since choosing photography as her career, Eunice has tried out many different areas of photography including portraits and weddings but it is landscape photography that she loves.

She is a keen hillwalker and wild camper and her love of the outdoors shines through in her photographs. Eunice hopes that her photographs of what Scotland has to offer will inspire people to go out and explore for themselves.