Artistís Statement  

I have been a professional painter for over 20 years, working exclusively in watercolour and gouache. I use watercolour in quite a vivid way in still life and landscape work, to create vibrant eye-catching pieces. My architectural work makes more of the watercolour properties of transparency and fluidity, to allow layering and blending of colour, and so create a classic timeless look. Gouache is occasionally added to create a dramatic dark background, often in floral work or architectural night scenes.

I am inspired by Mackintosh and Blackadder in my floral paintings, and Edward Hopper for in architectural night scenes. I try to create a sense of clarity and stillness in my work, whether in commission or personal pieces.

I am a strong believer in working from life where possible, and spend much of my free time out and about sketching round Edinburgh and further afield.

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  Biography
 

Carol Binnie was born and brought up in the Scottish Borders. After gaining an M.A. Honours in Fine Art from Edinburgh University / Edinburgh College of Art in 1985, she began a career in teaching.

She has taught in Forres and Stirling, and is now Curriculum Leader of Expressive Arts at the Royal High School of Edinburgh.

She has exhibited in the Scottish Borders, Morayshire, the Lake District, the Campsie Fells and Edinburgh, and has frequently exhibited with her father, Andrew Binnie, whose work can be found at www.andrewbinnie.co.uk. She undertakes architectural painting commissions, and runs a wedding stationery business, Carol Binnie Art and Cards.

EXHIBITIONS

1994 Elgin Town House
1999 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 Tinners Rabbit Gallery, Ulverston
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Aldessan Gallery, Campsie Fells
2002 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
The Butterchurn, Kelty
2003 Kelso Town House
Aldessan Gallery, Campsie Fells
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2004 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Kelso Town House
Macmillan Cancer Relief
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Kelso Town House
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Peter Potter Gallery, Edinburgh
2011 RSA Edinburgh
Royal High School
2012 Kelso Town House
RSW Edinburgh
2013 Holy Cross Church Edinburgh
2014 Kelso Town House family exhibition
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