East Neuk Open Studios

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Philippa Mitchell

4 The Maltings
High Street South
KY10 3RB

Contact details:
01333 451062

Painting in oils and water-based media. Occasionally: mixed media, textile and cardboard items, original prints and cards

On Crail High Street outside the East Neuk Hotel, opposite you will see Shoregate, the road to the harbour. Now look left along the row of houses on the south side of the High Street for the small square archway labelled ‘The Maltings’. Go through the archway, or pend, across a small courtyard and up the external staircase ahead of you to the first floor flat, number 4. There is plenty of free parking on both sides of the High Street.

Artist’s statement:

Philippa trained as a textile designer at art college and went on to design for printed fabrics and ceramics before moving to the Highlands of Scotland where she was inspired by the dramatic landscape to return to painting. She now uses her sense of colour, pattern and texture to create paintings in her new home studio here in Crail. Philippa has been commissioned to paint murals in the Norfolk fens and exhibited and sold paintings in exhibitions around the Highlands of Scotland and England. She has also toured a solo exhibition in Scotland as a result of being awarded a Creative Scotland/SNH project on perceptions of nature.

“I am absorbed by the landscapes I walk in, from which I draw or paint en plein air as well as photograph. From mountains to harbours, the resulting paintings I produce often involve the wildlife I observe (especially birds) and attempt to convey the specific weather and light I see, as well as the mood of a place as I feel it. I use various media, sometimes watercolours, sometimes oils. I also experiment with original print and collage, and occasionally make useful items with recycled textiles, cardboard and found objects.”