Edith McClelland is a self-taught professional artist and tutor, born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, now living and working from her studio in the North East of Scotland. She is passionate in all forms of marine art, and also paints landscapes, still lifes, floral and figurative subjects using all forms of art media, but watercolour remains best loved. Edith is an exhibiting member of the USWA and WCSI and her work is, and has been, regularly shown in Ireland, the UK and the Middle East, as well as on an International platform. Her work hangs in private collections around the world, in the WCSI permanent collection at Limerick University and, have been published in 'The Best of Worldwide Watercolour' and 'International Artist' hardback editions. Her painting “Solitary Flight” won the Visitor's Choice Award and was selected first in Best Seascape Artist category at the 2005 SAA International Artist of the Year event in London; she has been the recipient of numerous other awards over the years. A qualified Interior & Lighting Designer, Edith was involved in the exciting world of amateur theatre stage set and programme design during her early career and she regularly donated commissioned paintings to raise funds for various cancer and children's charities as well as the RNLI and Community Rescue [CRS]. Her work was gifted to the Breast Screening Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital, N.I. in 2015.
As a visual artist, art tutor and keen photographer, she strongly believes that the learning process never ceases. “I have been drawing and painting since I could hold a brush and am passionate about my work, particularly with all aspects of marine painting. Irish and Scottish landscapes and their coastlines are amongst some of the most visually exciting anywhere in the world”.