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An exclusive giveaway in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland

We’re delighted to launch an exclusive giveaway in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland where you can win two brilliant books!9781906270926

An Art Adventure around the National Galleries of Scotland colouring and drawing book takes us on a journey through Edinburgh, visiting each of the three National Galleries of Scotland. Intricately illustrated and decorative, there are drawings to complete, colour and embellish, and paintings and sculptures from the National collection to be discovered! Enjoyable for all ages.

Eilidh Muldoon (Muldoodles) is an Edinburgh-based illustrator and designer. Eilidh Muldoon is the illustrator of the children’s book, Never Bite a Tiger on the Nose by Lynne Rickards. Much of her work is inspired by the iconic buildings in the city.

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Known worldwide for his architecture and interior designs, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was also an extremely gifted painter.  Towards the end of his life he gave up his principal career as an architect and moved to the south of France where he devoted himself to painting in watercolour. Meticulously executed and brilliantly coloured, these landscape watercolours are conceived with a sense of design and an eye for pattern in nature, which owes much to his brilliance as an architect and designer.

This book charts Mackintosh’s time in France and explores his career as a landscape painter, placing his work in the context of the modern movement. The forty-four paintings Mackintosh is known to have completed while in France are illustrated, and are supported by documentary photographs of the places he painted as well as extracts from his letters written to his wife and friends. This is the first publication to discuss in depth this period of Mackintosh’s work.

Check out the Books from Scotland Twitter here for details of how to apply; the giveaway will run until noon on the 13 December and the winner will be notified via a Twitter Direct Message that day.

The forthcoming December Issue of Books from Scotland will go behind the scenes of making An Art Adventure and there will also be an extract from Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France.


An Art Adventure: Around the National Galleries of Scotland by Eilidh Muldoon and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France by a leading Mackintosh expert are out now published by NGS Publishing.

If you’re an art lover you also might like to know that the National Galleries of Scotland are hosting a major Joan Eardley exhibition from December 3rd. Why not check out this article on Books from Scotland about Joan Eardley’s life and work?

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