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Aviemore Picture Framer

Alex has been framing for over 23 years and his clients include a variety of businesses from whisky distillers and hotel groups to local artists.


Alex Burns-Smith
8 Croftside
PH22 1QJ

Phone : 01479 810743

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Cairngorm Framer, Boat of Garten, design

Cairngorm Framer

As a Scholar James' interests were in the creative side such as art & design, wood and metalwork. These tendencies led him into a joinery apprenticeship where he got involved with many building projects. The creative side took him more into cabinet making and finishing work.

The photography side is a similarly creative notion which came to the fore on a 10 month trip to Australia and new Zealand at the age of 23. His first SLR camera , a Canon AE1 Program was bought while there. On his return James started taking local scenes, getting prints made, and then framing them in his workshop.Pressures of work and family put this fairly much on the back burner for almost 20 more years until the lure became too much to resist. The challenge of combining elements of nature, with light and timing is addictive.

Getting out of bed not long after getting into it, to then head out in dark, sometimes wet conditions is often rewarded with spectacular lighting conditions as the day breaks.The workshop of today is more technical. From the capture of the 21mp SLR camera through to the archival inkjet printing process and finally to the framing bench for the finishing touch. These framed and canvas style images are beautifully presented and now proudly owned by many.

He is totally self taught through experience& experimentation and James has now produced a fine portfolio of predominantly local landscapes which are displayed at many Galleries and retail outlets in the area.

He has also produced work for various publications, Books & websites.

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James Gordon
Aldon Lodge
Boat of Garten
PH24 3BY

Phone : 01479 831462

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Spirit of Cairngorms, Newtonmore, design

Spirit of Cairngorms

Spirit of Cairngorms includes the work of Artist David Fallows and Jewellery and Card Maker Lena Fallows, who live and work in Newtonmore.

David has painted since selling his first work at the age of just twelve years. More recently he painted the pictures used as the work of 'Molly MacDonald' (Susan Hampshire) in the long-running TV series 'Monarch of the Glen'. He was originally trained in Oils, but now paints mostly in watercolour, with oils and pastes still featuring from time to time. David also produces a range of greetings cards based on his paintings of the Scottish Landscape and has also recently begun to experiment in landscape created from fused glass.

Lena works with hand made cards using an increasingly complex mix of die cutting, stamping and surface textures and also produces hand made jewellery from a wide range of semi precious stones including pendants, ear-rings and bracelets.

Their work is available for sale on their website, through Creative Cairngorms and Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists' exhibitions and through one or two outlets in Newtonmore.

Due to severely restricted space their studio is not normally open to the public, though a phone call can often provide for a suitable arrangement to view to be made.

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David and Lena Fallows
Main Street
PH20 1DA

Phone : 01540 673966
Mobile : 07543 643413

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Driftaway Art

Jo specialises in driftwood crafts, mainly mirrors and candleholders. She finds the forms, texture and grain of the wood fascinating and beautiful and loves nothing more than combing local beaches.

Each piece of wood carries its own secret history, from the journey down a river or across the sea, tossed and carved by the waves, nibbled by fish and crustaceans to be beached onto the pebbles or sand.

Jo chooses the wood carefully with each unique form showing the craft best suited to produce a piece of functional art.

Why not take a piece of recycled Driftaway Art a wee bit further on its voyage!

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Jo Mackenzie
Mill Lane
PH25 3EQ

Phone : 01479 821659

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Rona Kant, Carrbridge, design

Rona Kant

Rona developed her passion for painting when she moved from Glasgow, to the Highlands of Scotland in 2000. Inspired by the majestic surroundings of the Cairngorms National Park where she lives, she started to paint in acrylics to capture the light and convey the intense colours which are evident in her work today.

Prior to her move to the Highlands, Rona graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a First Class Honours Degree in Interior Design, and then went on to gain a Master of Arts Degree in Furniture Design and Technology from Brunel University. It is this background in design which has helped Rona to achieve her distinctive style that she is known for today.

Rona took up painting as a part time career at the start of 2016 and has spent much of this year working on the many commissions she receives. She has also been exhibiting with ‘Creative Cairngorms’ throughout the Badenoch and Strathspey and Inverness area, as well as having some of her work on display in Aviemore and Carrbridge.

She currently has work hanging in the Royal Bank of Scotland in Aviemore and Rona’s work is held in private collections throughout the UK, Europe and Canada.

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Rona Kant
Rowan Park
PH23 3BE

Mobile : 07811 187066

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James Gordon


Phone : 01479 831462
Mobile : 07712 684012

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Sue Broyd, Nethybridge, design

Sue Broyd

Sue lives in Nethy Bridge. She creates unique pieces of jewellery using buttons, felt, beads and other materials. She also creates sewn pictures depicting animals and birds – inspired by the natural world and the diversity of wildlife around the highlands and beyond.

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Sue Broyd
Red Kite House
20 Dirdhu Court
PH25 3EG

Phone : 01479 821582
Mobile : 07749714387

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