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Introduced in 2007, the Art Hoose proved  to be a highly popular innovation with its exhibition of regional artists and sculptors interspersed by live demonstrations of them at work.

Biographies of those who will inhabit the art hoose in 2008 are presented below

bulletLouise M Hewitt
bulletPippy McEwen
bulletJulia Nicholson
bulletJoyce Taylor
bulletBryan Angus
bulletCarn Standing


My latest paintings include local coastal scenes as well as closeups of shells, seaweed and pebbles on the beach. I use watercolour, acrylic, oil and pastel for most of my work. Originally from Brechin, I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone Art school in 1965, and took early retirement from teaching at Peterhead Academy eight years ago.
Louise M Hewitt, Fairway House, Memsie, Fraserburgh. AB43 7AN
Tel: 01346 541336



I deserted a career in dentistry to study Art. Fascinated by the richness of fabric and thread, during a Foundation year at Mansfield, I went on to study Embroidery and Textiles at the London College of Fashion. I have exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions in London and Glasgow, and Aberdeenshire, where I now live. My images combine embroidery and fabrics with other media, often gesso and paper. Recent inspiration has come from travels in Rajasthan.
Pippy McEwen, Auchanachie, Ruthven, Huntly. AB54 4SS
Tel: 01466 760742



My pictures reflect my appreciation and love of life and the landscape. My husband and I have farmed locally since 1980. I trained at the Slade in London and generally work in oils, which produce the best brilliancy and subtlety. You can see my work at  Commissions accepted.
Julia Nicholson, Backhill of Carnousie, Netherdale; Turriff. AB53 4LJ
Tel: 01466 780445



I trained at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, have taught Art and Design at Fraserburgh Academy, and more recently teach painting and drawing at evening classes and weekend workshops. My pictures are mainly of north east coastal subjects around Pennan and Crovie, but recent work has been inspired by the South of France and the villages of Collioure and Port Vendres. My website is 


BRYAN ANGUS (Demonstrator)

I am a graduate from Gray's in Aberdeen and currently run The Creative Retreat with my wife Carla, offering arts holidays in the charming coastal village of Gardenstown. My work draws from the landscape of the North East and also from deep within my imagination, expressed and explored in oils and pastels.


CARN STANDING (Demonstrator)

I have been painting and sculpting professionally for over 25 years, and my greatest influence and inspiration is the natural world. I work mainly in clay, bronze or stone aggregate, and my work has been shown in international events and in collections across Britain. I moved to the North East in 2003 with my young family for the quality of life, love of the landscape and sense of community.