Pittenweem Arts Festival

Exhibiting Artists  M - Y

Festival 2023 August 5 - 12

Esme MacIntyre

Esme MacIntyre is a printmaker and illustrator originally from near Pittenweem, currently living in Glasgow. Her linocut, silkscreen and woodcut prints depict everyday scenes in a bold and lively style.

Hilke MacIntyre

New ceramic reliefs, linocuts, woodcuts and paintings. Hilke works from her studio in Arncroach, a few miles North of Pittenweem. Her distinctive simplified figurative art is inspired by her life in the East Neuk.  

Sonas Maclean

New paintings of landscapes, birds and beasties by this Fife artist.

Leonie Siri MacMillan

Explorations of the myth of Sedna, Inuit goddess of the sea. There will be ceramics, bronze, lithography and oils.

Julia MacLaurin

My recent work is mostly about connection, disconnection, meeting point, the Earth, soil and ancestors.

Jill Macleod

A previous bursary winner, Jill returns to Pittenweem with a selection of her distinctive, linear, colourful landscape paintings and prints featuring views of Scotland and Fife.

Morag Macpherson

Morag patchworks, designs and naturally dyes textiles into unique garments and limited edition accessories from her studio overlooking Kirkcudbright Bay.

Yvonne Magee

In her County Antrim, Northern Ireland studio, Yvonne's inspiration comes from the gardens, the sea, the fields and forests.  Each painting shares a feeling of oneness with the natural world

Claudia Maldonado

Fish Shoal Tapestries

Hundreds of Golden Fish cut from used rubber inner tubes recreate the Fish Shoal movement under the water. Fish are hand stitched to loose flax, accentuating the visual dance of Fish Shoals in our oceans. Sustainable art.

Fran Marquis

My recent ceramic work has followed a lockdown theme. Small vessels (1-2cm high) nestle in larger protective spaces. Niches and caves in local sandstone cliffs have inspired my shapes.

Jen McAlinden

My work reflects my passions, the coastal scenery of Lunan Bay, the bright patterns of the architectural details I see on my trips abroad, and the work of Gustav Klimt.

Ellen McCann

The stoneware sculptures in the garden have been inspired from plants in transition - gently moving towards opening. Forms caught in a brief moment delivering an invitation to imagine what they might become.

Sheila McDonald

Originally from Crail; I produce fine silver objects and jewellery which incorporate vitreous enamel using traditional silversmithing and enamel techniques. Commissions are welcome.

Tracey McFee Pottery

Tracey often incorporates a heart in her ceramics whether a mug, bowl or vase. As a potter her main aim is to make vessels a memory or a comfort.

Susan McGill

Susan McGill is a ceramic artist and designer. Her hand painted black and white designs are influenced by family life, tradition, nostalgia and her love of the Scots language.

Lynn McGregor RSW

I was born and brought up in Pittenweem and now live and work on the west coast, where my studio looks onto Loch Awe. My paintings are inspired by the dramatic landscape of mid-Argyll and rely on energetic overlayerings of colour, line and texture to convey my intuitive response to what I see.

Nicole McKechnie

The passion for barnacles and natural found forms has yet to abate. Exploring new forms and scale in the current body of work.

Julie McLean

I aim to create paintings that show the landscape in its best light, using colour to show depth and emotion, yet always trying to retain a sense of reality.

Craig Mitchell

My ceramic narratives are based on personal experiences and cultural observations, titles or symbols suggest, alternative, sometimes darker interpretations. I use humour to ‘sugar the pill’, creating unlikely scenarios or ridiculous juxtapositions. 

Philippa Mitchell

Philippa Mitchell paints landscapes and wildlife, mostly birds, from her base in Crail. Her main focus this year at the Pittenweem Art Festival is The Fife Coastal Path - A Year of Walking. Sketches, notes, oil paintings and found items will be included in the exhibition. There will be a few bird drawings and paintings too.

Sheila Mitchell

Colourful large abstract paintings based on gardens at various times of year. Also series of small landscape works. All shown in my studio.

Morag Muir

Collected items variously populate still life compositions which I compose like stage sets. I dress the stage to create narratives which often reflect everyday situations and happenings in my life.

Joe Murphy

During the Pandemic, I kept my sanity by producing portraits in my sketch books. These exhibited, at this year’s Festival, are examples, some of which are quite experimental.

Liz Myhill RSW ASWLA

Evocative encounters with the natural world by multi-award-winning painter and printmaker Liz Myhill.

P -Q 

Deborah Phillips

Duncan of Jordanstone graduate Deborah paints distinctive Scottish landscapes in her instantly identifiable signature textured style. Her work is exhibited widely. Visit her former net-shed to view her latest originals, prints and colourful cards.

Pittenweem Artisan Glass

Colourful displays of unique handmade fused glass, ranging from birds and bowls to window sill art, Christmas decorations, candle holders and coasters.

Pittenweem Community Crafts

How Does Your Garden Grow

Our theme reflects how gardens benefit our physical and mental well-being and also our choice of the charities: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and the East Neuk Foodbank.

Quinta Essenza Jewellery

Roberta Pederzoli from Quinta Essenza designs textured and tactile jewellery where Scottish landscape inspiration and Italian style merge together.


Karen Rae

Highly detailed pen and ink drawings. An illustrative approach with a strong sense of composition, balance and beautifully finished. Timepieces, astrolabes and planispheres combine with nature’s creatures in harmony.

Philip Raskin

An established favourite at the Festival. Watch Philip at his easel create sea, land and skyscapes magically capturing Scotland’s ever-changing light and moods. A selection of printed items is available.

Derek Robertson RSW SSA SAA IWS

Captivating wildlife and landscapes by the internationally acclaimed multi-award winning artist. Well-known from his TV, books and press, Derek's work is held in collections in over 50 countries and public collections including the royal family and Tate gallery.

Roche Designs

Hand worked sculptors jewellery with a strangely Scottish feel; inspired by ancient finds – buried treasure; and new finds – stones, seaglass, shells and plants. Future heirlooms with memories to hold and stories to be told.

Lisa Rooney Designs

Pittenweem based artist Lisa Rooney uses a laser cutter to create small and large decorative pieces for the home. She uses different plywoods, colourful acrylics and screen-printing techniques.


St Andrews Photographers

Local photographers exhibit their award-winning work showcasing various styles of photographs from landscape to still life and more. Framed and mounted photographs as well as cards available to buy. Card payments accepted.

Ann Shearer

Ann’s current collection of jewellery is inspired by the location of her studio: the former Duncan’s chocolate factory in Edinburgh.  Her silver and gold “sweets” are not for eating!

John Scott

I’m a northern-based, self taught potter, with thirty-0ne  years of experience. My specialities are in decorative pottery, notably Naked Raku and Copper Matt Raku. Making for galleries and shows, commissions and exhibitions, my work is valued for its beauty and skill.

Elizabeth Shepherd SSA VAS

Elizabeth Shepherd is a painter and printmaker who loves flowers and old buildings and is a professional member of SSA and VAS. She has a studio in Crail.

Ally Smith

Ally Smith ls an Edinburgh-based artist and paints bold, bright, characterful animal studies, mainly in acrylic. She also paints commissions including pets. Prints and giftware are also available at the venue.

Gill trained at Duncan of Jordanstone. Gill specialises in watercolours of flowers, still life. Her work has been exhibited at The RSW, The Botanical Arts Society, London, UK and Europe.

Gill Smith

A cast of theatrical characters appear and reappear in different combinations, sizes and scenarios in daytime and at night, allowing the viewer to form their own narrative.

Margaret L Smyth

Rona Stephen

Rona Stephen’s ongoing work as a painter, reflects forty years in architectural practice, a mother and a musician. Techniques shown here are retrospective of this long career in the arts. 

Kirsty Stewart

Fife-based jeweller using traditional craftsmanship combined with contemporary design to produce beautifully handcrafted jewellery collections. Kirsty uses precious metals and precious and semi-precious stones. Birds influence her work. 

Moyra’s magical ceramic work continues to delight. With inspiration from the local landscape in the challenging technique of Naked Raku, her vessels and sculpture demand to be touched and held.

Moyra Stewart


The love of pattern and texture pushes Susan to explore designs from sketchbook, experimentation at the bench, to final bespoke handmade pieces of jewellery The use of crocheted silver wire creates lightweight, tactile pieces.


tablet + HAAR

tablet+HAAR is the design studio run by Katie Smith. Driven by a passion for print, colour and pattern; her work includes wall hangings, art prints and hand printed felt. 

Karen Trotter

Mackerel glint and cormorants hang their wings as the Forth tide retreats, leaving littoral treasures hidden beneath. Lost curios found, dropped items lifted -painted, printed, or sculpted - to breath once more.

Alexa Thomson

A contemporary take on natural history illustration. Some elements have been imagined and some not, you may not be able to tell which is which.

Louise Turnbull

Louise takes inspiration from the dramatic beauty of the Scottish coast. Her work distils an emotional reaction to the power of the sea and the ever-changing colours of the sky. 

Twine & Thistle Art

Scottish-inspired tactile art using Harris Tweed and wool.

U - W

Umlungu Art

I am a Zimbabwe-born abstract expressionist artist and creator of colourful mayhem on canvas. I am based out of my gallery and studio in Kingsbarns on the East Neuk of Fife. Umlungu was the endearing nickname given to me during my many years living and working in South Africa.

Jo Walker

With mixed media I like to experiment with texture and colour, often using layers of underpainting to capture the essence of the subject. 

Alistair Walton

Figurative oil paintings.

Ann Watson

I work with oils and acrylic to create colourful , energetic and lively paintings, Most of my work is influenced by the beautiful coast around me, the colours of the Hebrides and the turquoise seas of New Zealand where I have spent much time recently. Mainly expressive landscapes and bright florals. It’s all about colour.

Frances Wilson

Living and working in the most northerly of the Shetland Islands, Frances has now advanced her earlier painting of lace in still lifes, to craft, in permanence, the exquisite pattern texture of Unst's famous cobweb knitted lace onto simple porcelain vessels.

Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson’s jewellery has been inspired by science and architecture. The pieces combine structure and a sense of movement and are enhanced by gold and oxidisation.

Kay Willmot

Inspired by explorations of Shetland and Skomer in West Wales, Kay works in multifired ceramic, crafting lifelike seabirds including puffins, gannets, razorbills and guillemots, each completely unique. 

Claire Wills

Claire Wills has a BA(Hons) in Fine Art. She is inspired by Scottish landscapes and seascapes and uses layers of colour, texture, and pattern to recreate unique works of art.

Gina Wright

Movement, energy, light are what I want to convey in my art.  The Fife coast gives me endless inspiration as I strive to make my work as spontaneous as possible.

Georgie Young

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Georgie Young lives in Pittenweem. She paints primarily in acrylic, and her work aims to capture a sense of place, evoking the feelings and atmosphere associated with a particular location rather than reproduce a direct likeness.

Liz Yule

Liz captures the essence of her subjects in an imaginative way using colour and texture. Predominantly Scottish scenes.

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