Minette Bell Macdonald

Painting & Drawing • Red Route

I am essentially a landscape artist working outdoors when I can. Recently I am gradually moving into abstract art. This progression is a huge learning curve, the use of colour and strong composition and mark making are the key. Most importantly letting the paint speak.

Images of studio
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My Practice

I am an artist who is always looking to develop and experiment with my work. Why? Because it helps me to learn new ways of painting and seeing. It’s not always comfortable, it’s very difficult, but that’s the challenge.

Tools & Materials

The studio is a hut in a barn, simple but it works, Acrylics and chalks are my materials. I use knives mainly, scumbling which is mixing chalk and paint together. I can demonstrate this.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

I can demonstrate how I work, visitors can wander freely, ask questions have a go at painting drawing if desired. I will be working through out. Coffee and nibbles on tap.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

10% discount

Studio 85


The Art Hut, Hartwood Farm, Hightae, Lockerbie, DG11 1JG



Very accessible have had wheel chairs in.

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Disabled Parking


  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking (40 spaces)
  • Open through the year

Visiting my studio

Probably six people in at a time, as its in a barn there is plenty of shelter there will be some paintings displayed outside.

Evening Openings

Wed / Thu / Fri / Sat

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