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Effie Galletly


landscape artist

quilt maker


Effie Galletly shows images of her work online, highlighting those pieces inspired by the landscapes and structures of the Western Islands and Western Highlands of Scotland.

"The Hebridean Islands strike a powerful chord with me and set in motion ideas that I feel compelled to express."

From a short distance, the work looks like painting. The method of making is entirely like that of a traditional quilt. Over the last decade Effie has produced a substantial body of work focused on Scottish landscape.

"As a painter would create tone, texture, blend colours with the use of a brush, Effie has cleverly accomplished the same with her use of materials." Eilidh Whiteford  in The Hebridean

A number of the works in the galleries are now in private collections. Those still available can be found in all the galleries and can be recognised by the fact that their prices are still attached.
Effie has done talks and workshops as well as exhibitions in many parts of Britain. All upcoming talks, exhibitions and workshops are listed on the events page and information about past events can be found in the archive. For more information about these events see the About Effie page or get in touch.

Island Workshops

The Summer Island Landscape Workshops are planned for June and July 2015They will take place on 22/24/25 June and 6/8/9 July. There are 4 places available for the June class. The July class is now full (at Feb 13th). If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please make contact here.

Come to the island for a week and spend three of the days focused on creating your interpretation of what you see. Bring family and friends or come in a group to learn and enjoy what the Western Isles have to offer. Come rain or shine there is plenty for everyone.

For details of workshop content and cost, how to get here and suggestions of where to stay click here

  • Patchworks 7

  • Callanish Stones 6

  • Sheiling on the Moor, Autumn

  • Crofters' Strips

  • Mull Skyline

  • House in South Uist

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Island Workshops on Lewis 1

    Barvas and Brue Community Centre: Mon 22/06/2015 10:00am - Thu 25/06/2015 3:30pm
    4 PLACES LEFT...       Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Lear... [more]
  • Summer Island Workshops on Lewis 2

    Barvas and Brue Cummunity Centre: Mon 06/07/2015 10:00am - Thu 09/07/2015 3:30pm
  • A Landscape in Less than 10 Pieces

    The Festival of Quilts: Thu 06/08/2015: 9:30am - 12:30pm
    This is a three hour workshop which will give a good idea of how to design and make a piec... [more]

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