The Year of Coast and Waters

25-28th September, 2020

Cowal is a peninsula in Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland, that extends into the Firth of Clyde. Scattered along these secret shores there live a wealth of artists expressing themselves through various media.

Here you will find painters, glass artists, ceramicists, sculptors. We have photographers, jewellers, artists working with textiles and wood. All these skilled people choose to live and work among the inspirational land that is largely hidden in this area of Argyll.

Come and discover it for yourself…

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14 hours ago

Cowal Open Studios

Hello and Goodbye.

My last post for my Cowal Open Studios Lockdown Art takeover. Somebody else’s turn tomorrow!
This is what Open Studios is supposed to look like...my first year in Argyll, seven years ago.

I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event again this year. It might look a bit different this year but everyone is raring to go. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

You can see more of my work at www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #visitcowal #visitscotland #madeinargyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagram
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19 hours ago

Cowal Open Studios

Hello. My name is Sarah Ross-Thompson continuing my second day of lockdown art posts for Cowal Open Studios.

This time you get to see a selection of my postcard collagraph prints.
I am taking part in the #52stitchedstories project making a postcard sized pieces of art each week.
I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event this year. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

To see more of my work visit www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #VisitCowal #visitscotland #madeinaegyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagram
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Hello. My name is Sarah Ross-Thompson continuing my second day of lockdown art posts for Cowal Open Studios.

This time you get to see a selection of my postcard collagraph prints. 
I am taking part in the #52stitchedstories project making a postcard sized pieces of art each week. 
I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event this year. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

To see more of my work visit www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #visitcowal #visitscotland #madeinaegyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagramImage attachment

24 hours ago

Cowal Open Studios

Hello again. Day two of my Lockdown Art Takeover. My name is Sarah Ross-Thompson and I moved to lovely #Lochgoilhead seven years ago from Dorset. These pictures pretty much explain why. During Lochdown I taken a photo of the loch view every day as part of an archive to record these interesting times.
I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event this year. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

To see more of my work visit www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #VisitCowal #visitscotland #madeinaegyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagram #landscapephotography #scotland #argyll #lochgoilhead
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Hello. My name is Sarah Ross-Thompson and this is my second lockdown art post for Cowal Open Studios.

This time you get to see a selection of my collagraph prints. I build my printing plates out of string, lichen, porridge oats, fabric and old boxes. In my house, if it isn’t nailed down it might become art!
I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event this year. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

To see more of my work visit www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #visitcowal #visitscotland #madeinaegyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagram
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Really liked Sarah's book cover for Native by Patrick Laurie which is now on the long list for a Wainwright Nature Writing Prize.

2 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

Hello. my name is Sarah Ross-Thompson @sarahrossthompson and this is my first post for the Cowal Open Studios lockdown takeover.

I am a fine art printmaker specialising in landscape collagraph prints. In this rare selfie I was trying to capture a bit of the studio and include the etching press...it has come out more piratey than I expected!

I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event this year. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

To see more of my work visit www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #VisitCowal #visitscotland #madeinaegyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagram
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Hello. my name is Sarah Ross-Thompson @sarahrossthompson and this is my first post for the Cowal Open Studios lockdown takeover.

I am a fine art printmaker specialising in landscape collagraph prints. In this rare selfie I was trying to capture a bit of the studio and include the etching press...it has come out more piratey than I expected!

I will be taking part in the Cowal Open Studios event this year. To find out more go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk 25-28 September 2020

To see more of my work visit www.rossthompsonprints.com

#cowalopenstudios #lockdownart #visitcowal #visitscotland #madeinaegyll #scottishartists #yearofcoastandwaters2020 #creativecowal #collagraph #printmaking #printmakersofinstagram

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Your work is so beautiful I will look forward to seeing more (hopefully) at Cowal Open Studio this year.

Just bought from you, beautiful work 🍂🍃

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