June McCann - Thursday, March 25, 2010
Written by The Allan Water News - Thurs March 18, 2010
AN EXHIBITION of artwork inspired by the Scotish outdoors is set to go on
display at a Stirlingshire art gallery, writes Henry Ainslie.
Artist Luci Maclaren's first solo show in Scotland will display a selection of
her work on the subjects which are her great loves - shooting, hillwalking
The 34-year-old painter returned to Scotland only recently, having spent
much of her life in Los Angeles in pursuit of her artistic dreams.
In the Californian sun she says she was able to "open her mind" in a
different art scene, and she says the experience enabled her to grow up
as a person as well as an artist.
Now Luci is back in her native Scotland, she has taken full advantage of
the opportunities to capture the countrys stunning scenery, natural heritage
and rural life in her work.
Luci said of her painting: "My eye has always been drawn to people and
their movement when out for the day on a shoot, be that the interaction
with each other or the animals. And through my land and seascapes, I try
to extend my love of our Scottish outdoors in every stroke." Luci's work
principally in oils using brush or palette knife, and the Ealain Galleryin
Drymen, where her work will be displayed, say that her paintings are full
of the type of freedom and self expression everyone associates with the
The month long exhibition of Luci Maclarens work will be staged at the
Ealain Gallery 36-42 Main Street, Drymen, from March 28 until April 26,
an opening ceremony will take place at 2pm on Sunday, March 28.
June McCann - Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Read about our Art show at Gleneagles Hotel this Easter in Aprils issue of Scottish Field
June McCann - Saturday, November 21, 2009
You can see our exhibit at the Edinburgh Art Fair in the following video.
Some of our artwork appears in the background at 49 seconds in, until 1 minute and 7 seconds.
June McCann - Friday, July 03, 2009
As featured in the Blairgowrie Advertiser Mar 19 2009.
TOP ARTISTS from across Scotland are to feature in a new gallery opening in East Perthshire this weekend.
Following the success of their temporary exhibition last year, Stirling-based husband and wife team Cameron and June McCann are to bring their Ealain Gallery to Blairgowrie’s Roy Sim Antiques on a permanent basis.
Each exhibition will run for approximately eight weeks, with the first opening on Sunday March 22 at 12noon.
A host of paintings by renowned Scottish artists, such as Angus MacDonald, Donald MacDonald, Dot Walker, Ritchie Collins, John Bathgate and Greer Rolston will be on display at the Lower Mill Street venue until Sunday May 17.
June McCann, who has been running the Ealain Gallery alongside husband Cameron for three years, said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to be coming to Blairgowrie."
Roy Sim, owner of the Riverside antique store, said: "We are delighted to host the gallery as it will bring something new to the town and will attract people from all over Scotland."
For more info, contact either Roy Sim Antiques on: (01250) 873 860, or Mr and Mrs McCann on: (01360) 660 996.
June McCann - Monday, January 19, 2009
Read about our recent article from The Press and Journal.
June McCann - Friday, October 31, 2008
Art enthusiasts are getting ready to open a new gallery in Drymen.
Overseen by Stirling husband and wife team Cameron and June McCann, Ealain Gallery has worked to promote the artists on its books through a range of exhibitions, including private parties and corporate events.
A traditional high street gallery is a bit of departure for them but they are hoping it will prove successful when it opens on Drymen’s Main Street on November 15.
June said of the new venture: “This will become our permanent base, where we will have changing exhibitions.”
And hoping to capitalise on Drymen’s place at the heart of the national park, she added: “Alongside this, we will have a gift shop with something for everyone, and a whisky gallery where we will host master classes and tastings.”
Still intending to get their favourite artists’ work out and about though, Ealain Gallery intends to continue with its programme of exhibitions held around the country.
The latest of these gets under way from Sunday, November 2, in the MacRobert at Stirling University.
The first exhibition featuring art for sale to be held at the MacRobert for five years, the official launch from 2-4pm will give art lovers the chance to chat with several of the featured artists in person.
However, even those who can’t make it on the day will still be able to enjoy the exhibition daily to December 31, with all works on show available for sale.
(Article from Stirling Observer)
June McCann - Monday, May 26, 2008
Fans of award winning fashion designer Iona Crawford can enjoy another aspect of her artistic talents over the next few weeks.
From Saturday until Monday her paintings will be on show at The Gleneagles Hotel from 11am until 6pm each day.
A graduate of the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art fashion department, Iona was awarded a first class honours in fashion design in 2007 and was awarded the Betty Davies Award for Innovation and Outstanding use of Scotish fabric while showcasing her graduate collection.
She currently works from her studio at her family farm near Stirling and undertakes a variety of freelance teaching positions to hone the next generation of art and design talent.
Cameron McCann of Ealain Gallery said "as a Scottish designer and artists Iona paints livestock and subject matter which is inspired by her farm upbringing" "with her strong artistic signature, Iona studiess farm animals which are drawn from life. Her customers enjoy what has been described as the 'attitude' of Iona's work and how she brings the animals to life"
Editorial from: Stirling Observer, Wed 21st of May, 2008
June McCann - Thursday, December 20, 2007
Works by contemporary artists are being showcased at the Highlands' gateway airport in a new series of exhibitions.
Inverness Airport has teamed up with Bridge of Allan base Ealain Gallery to show works of are in a programme of exhibitions in the airport building.
Each exhibition will run for eight weeks and feature works by two or three artists.
Callum Smith, Inverness Airport terminal manager, said: "We are delighted to have teamed up with the Ealain Gallery on this project that will give passengers a great opportunity to see works by a range of exciting contemporary artists in the terminal.
"The airport has previously been involved in a number of arts initiatives and this new project will provide a showcase for art to more than 700,000 passengers who use the airport annually."
The opening exhibition in the Ealain @ Inverness Airport series featured works by Dot Walker and Donald Mc Donald.
June McCann of the Ealain Gallery said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our artists' work at the airport and hope the passengers enjoy the new permanent feature. All the paintings are for sale and will be delivered at the end of each exhibition."
Above:Artist Dot Walker (left) and June McCann of Ealain Gallery
Article from The NORTH Winter 2007
June McCann - Wednesday, November 14, 2007
FORMER Bridge of Allan Primary School pupil Mark Holden is heading "home" to take part in an art exhibition in the village.
Mark now lives in Fife, but samples of his work will be on display at the private Ealain Gallery from November 16-18 at the home of gallery owners June and Cameron McCann.
The McCanns host exhibitions around the country from hotels to retail outlets to the corporate markets but always host two open weekends at their Bridge of Allan home in winter and summer.
The winter exhibition, featuring work by Mark Holden, Pam Carter, Ricky
Wiatrek and Alan Anderson, is previewed on Friday, November 16 from
7.30-9.30pm with open viewing taking place on Saturday and Sunday from
Mark lived as a youngster in Westerlea Drive in Bridge of Allan, and is a former pupil of Bridge of Allan Primary and Wallace High School.
He was greatly influenced by his then high school art teacher Mr Dixon, and is delighted to be exhibiting back home for the first time. He has made contact with his teacher and is hoping to meet up with him at the opening preview.
Ealain's June McCann said: "Mark had not been in Bridge of Allan since he left many years ago, until we approached him about exhibiting with the gallery. This has brought back many memories from his childhood.
"He was recently the chosen artist for the McMillan Cancer charity art show in Glasgow, where his donated painting raised more than £7000 in their raffle."
For further information on the winter exhibition contact June McCann on 01786 833647 or 07753 659883 or visit the website at www.ealaingallery.co.uk.
This article is from The Stirling Observer Nov 14th, 2007
June McCann - Friday, November 09, 2007
EALAIN IS A relatively new company, having started trading in May 2006,
taking its name from the gaelic word for art. Its owner June McCann
feels this fits well with her gaelic speaking family connections and
the Scottish Contemporary Art that she exhibits from her Bridge of
Allan home and takes to events around the country.
"Having a young family myself I feel the need to make the viewing and buying of art fun and take away the staid stuffiness that can on occasions prevail in the more traditional gallery"
Ealain also actively involved in hosting art events at a wide range of venues across Scotland"
June explains: "We are very pleased to have trebled our events in our first year of trading. We bring art to the people by arranging events around the country at locations such as the Gleneagles Hotel, the Turnberry Westin Resort and the Barclays Scottish open at Loch Lomond Golf Club to name just a few. These have resulted in great reiews and repeat bookings for next year.
In November Ealain Events returns to "The House of Beauly" for its Christmas exhibition which will run for seven weeks.
June adds: "We are very pleased to have a permanent exhibition starting at Inverness airport on the 9th of November. This will run as two man shows changing approximately every eight weeks".
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