Stenton Gallery



Mairi Aitken graduated in drawing and painting from The Glasgow School of Art. After gaining a teaching certificate from Jordanhill College of Education she went on to teach in a number of schools in both Scotland and England.

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Plaça Reial, Barcelona

Her work has been shown in many exhibitions and galleries, including mixed shows in the following:

R.G.I., Glasgow
Laing's Exhibition
Richmond Hill Gallery, Surrey
Stenton Gallery, East Lothian
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeen
Art Exposure, Glasgow
Paisley Museum
Mitchell, Glasgow
The Lillie, Milngavie

Small group exhibitions include:
The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle
The Torrance, Edinburgh
J.D. Kelly, Glasgow
The Lillie, Milngavie
Aldessan, Clachan of Campsie
Stenton Gallery, East Lothian
Broadway Modern, Cotswolds

One Woman shows have been held at:
Candlemaker Gallery, Edinburgh
Accord Hospice, Paisley
Aldessan, Clachan of Campsie
R.G.I.Kelly Gallery, Glasgow.

In 1994 she took part in a cultural exchange between the twinned towns of Bishopbriggs and Corbeil-Essonnes, which involved workshops and exhibitions in both Scotland and France.

She exhibits regularly with, and is Past President (1997-2000), of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists. She is also a member of the Paisley Art Institute where in 1997 she won the Arnold Clark Prize. In 2000 she was awarded the John Green Fine Art Prize. In 2001, also at the P.A.I., she won the William Grant & Sons Charitable Trust Award and the Institute's Prize for the 'small work' chosen by the public. In 1996 she won the Strathkelvin Council Purchase Prize and in 1997 and 1998 the East Dunbartonshire Council Purchase Prize.

Her work has been acquired by schools, councils and the Royal Bank of Scotland, and is in private collections in France, Switzerland, Cyprus and the UK.

Landscape, still life and people figure in her work, which for the most part is carried out in gouache or acrylic.