Open Studios 10-11 July, 10am-5pm

Adelaide Shalhope

Painting, Mixed Media, Collage/assemblage


About the Artist

A selection of current abstract paintings and collages.

I’m an American/British visual artist who lives and works in Scotland on the site of what was once an 18th century woollen mill. I began my art career over 15 years ago working with textiles, but drastically changed my practice upon my move to the UK in 2009, with a shift towards incorporating mixed media within my art. In 2017 after taking a course at the Glasgow School of Art I began painting.

My current paintings and collages explore the fragile boundaries and subtle relationships between humans and nature, and the often, messy process of growth. Through my process I'm interested in synthesising the simple with the complex, the tame with the wild, the elegant with the unruly. Ultimately, aiming to bring to light the vulnerable and strange beauty that exists within us, and in our world.

Visitors will be able to see finished framed and unframed works, as well as a glimpse into my process - sketches, drawings, and collected natural materials that influence my practice.


Take the A81 south from Aberfoyle. About 2 miles south of the Ballat intersection turn right at the sign to Gartness. Drive 1/2 mile to the end of the hamlet, Gartness. My studio is the wood cabin down in the vegetable garden along the river.


Adelaide Shalhope Gartness Studio
Southwest House - lower garden
Balfron Station
G63 0NJ

Contact Details

Tel: 01360 551074
Mob: 07809 469572
Email: [email protected]