The Edinburgh Art Book / by Emily Ingrey-Counter

I am delighted to have had a piece of work selected for the Edinburgh Art Book………...

“The Edinburgh Art Book, the third in the 'City Art Book' series will be launched in its home city in May 2019. The book will show the city through the eyes of 67 contemporary artists it inspires, working in a range of media and form. 

A hard-backed 127 page illustrated book, The Edinburgh Art Book will be created by artist and editor Emma Bennett and published by UIT/Green Books, Cambridge.”

The Edinburgh Art Book, BENNETT, E.,ed. The Edinburgh Art Book, UIT/ Green Books, Cambridge, June 2019

The Edinburgh Art Book, BENNETT, E.,ed. The Edinburgh Art Book, UIT/ Green Books, Cambridge, June 2019

‘Arthur’s Seat Windy Day’, Soft pastel and Charcoal, 34 x 55cm.

‘Arthur’s Seat Windy Day’, Soft pastel and Charcoal, 34 x 55cm.

I made this drawing in 2017, in situ, overlooking Arthur’s seat.

Living in Edinburgh I am constantly astounded that we have such an incredible park in the centre of our city. It must be one of the most beautiful ‘city’ parks in the world. It is a constant source of refreshing as I run, cycle and walk my way past this volcanic landform several times a week. The best thing when I am in Holyrood Park, is that I actually feel like I am far, far away from the city. Another aspect of the park which brings ongoing inspiration for my work is the abundance of wildlife such as Canada and Greylag geese, swans, tufted ducks, cormorants, goldfinches, treecreepers, finches, tits, corvids and much, much more.