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Preview | Edinburgh Art Fair

This November First Contemporary are heading back to the Edinburgh Art Fair (23 - 25 Nov), where we'll be showing selected works from Elaine Jones, Andrew Hood, Kate Evans and Ben Risk.

Preview the paintings heading to the fair below and don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to make an enquiry about any of the work. You can also sign up to our mailing list to receive occasional updates on our artists and upcoming art fairs.


Elaine's new collection of works are loosely based on Scottish landscapes, particularly the area around Loch Torridon and Shieldaig. In these paintings Elaine balances serene expanses of space with thicker, gestural marks to evoke dark and brooding skies, dramatic sunsets and bright, crisp winter mornings.

Over the last year Andrew has been working on a collection of paintings and drawings that celebrate a year of travel throughout Europe. His new paintings are imbued with light, casting dramatic shadows and creating a palette of intense, vibrant colours.

Kate’s striking watercolour paintings capture the atmosphere and intrigue of remote landscapes, inspired by her travels to far-flung areas of America, Scandinavia and Europe. The vast expanse of negative space surrounding Kate’s delicate line drawings and subtle washes of colour removes any context and gives the paintings an underlying sense of mystery and ambiguity.

Everyday images, memories and observations are collected and elevated into paintings and monoprints that are brilliantly evocative, dreamlike and ambiguous. Whilst the images Ben creates always reference the real world there seems to be a constant shifting between the real and the imaginary; we are given glimpses into somewhere distinctly other.


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