Alanda Calmus - Biography
Alanda Calmus, b.1974, is a contemporary artist. Mostly self taught, there is almost no subject that she hasn’t tackled at some point in her career from wildlife and portraits to landscapes and seascapes.
Trained initially as a graphic designer and illustrator, she took up commissioned portrait painting in 2002. For the last few years she has focussed more on painting wildlife, particularly that found in Scotland.
Working from a studio at her home in Fochabers, she continues to develop her own distinctive style and is evolving as a more expressive, intuitive artist.
Her paintings express her attention to detail whilst also allowing a certain creative freedom that brings a unique twist to each piece of artwork.
Some paintings are more traditional in style, painted using acrylic, oil, pastel or watercolour and other works combine these media in a more modern approach, either pairing pastel with watercolour or acrylic with oil.
Alanda’s artwork has been displayed in numerous solo and group shows and has been acquired and commissioned by collectors across the UK and in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
Exhibition runs from 3rd to 27th September