Local artists produce a variety of work from painting and drawing to jewellery and ceramics often drawing inspiration from the people and landscapes around them. Many are based in the Courtyard Studios, a purpose-built complex on Irvine’s regenerated harbour side, next to The HAC. Find out more about the artists and view some of their work below.
Patricia makes beautiful handknitted bunnies, made using the finest materials and lots of love.
The bunnies are dressed in various outfits which are all safety sewn and non removable. A perfect gift for a new baby, birthday gift, Christmas presentor just to show you care.
Brian Craig works mainly in photography using the Scottish landscape as his inspiration for a wide variety of themes and projects.
Often using Pinhole, Holga and Petzval lenses which soften his images amd lets him paint with light and movement.
Lisa handmakes and designs her fashion jewellery inspired by Scotland and nature.
She works with materials such as silver, gold, brass, copper, gemstones, enamels, resins and hardwoods.
Gillian works in buttery oils & pastels and is influenced by bold colour and rich texture. Her paintings are used to create high quality homeware & gifts.
She has also published a Creative Coaching book for artists who want more!
Heather works with reclaimed wood and driftwood from local beaches to transform it into little houses and cottages. She runs workshops at her home studio.
Janet Laurie works mainly in Silver and Semi-precious stones with a focus on texture and free flowing designs. She takes inspiration from landscapes, fossils, natural objects and art.
Each piece of jewellery is individually handcrafted
Jenny specialises in seascapes, woodland scenes and portraiture.>/p>
Her work is an eclectic mix of pastel, oil or acrylic with some mixed media glass-paintings or wave formations.
Maree Hughes is an award winning artist who specialises prints, cards, fabric art dolls and original artwork.
Trisha produces paintings and other work from jewellery to photography and undertakes commissions.
Pet portraits are her favourite subject, particularly horses, dogs and cats.
Sheila is inspired by the stunning landscapes and literature of Scotland
She was recently awarded runner up for Jewellery Designer of the year by the National Association of Jewellers.
All of Sheila’s precious metal jewellery carry her Personal Hallmark which is stamped by the illustrious Edinburgh Assay Office. Not only does the hallmark guarantee the quality of the precious metal, it also significantly increases the value of each piece.
Caroline Borland is an artist and jewellery designer. She paints mostly in watercolour or acrylics, but also loves mixed media, collage, ink and oil pastel.
Her jewellery features silver and copper, some of which incorporate fused glass and semi-precious stones.
Chará specialises in individual handmade clay accessories. Inspired from a love of the Greek Islands.
The name 'Chará' translates to 'Joy'. Items can be custom made to compliment outfits
Angus Corbett designs and produces unique & exquisite Art Glass - handcrafted beautifully decorative bowls and plates.