Erlend Tait


Erlend Tait studied Drawing & Painting at Grays school of Art and graduated with BA Honours in Fine Art. Following this, he worked as a stained glass artist in Edinburgh where he designed and restored windows in historic buildings throughout Scotland. This time spent learning the ancient techniques of glass painting and staining has informed his approach to painting.

In 2005 he returned to the Black Isle with his wife, the artist Pamela Tait, and now exhibits his drawings, paintings, and stained glass throughout Scotland and abroad.

1992-96 BA Hons. Fine Art (Drawing & Painting) - Gray's School of Art  
JOINT EXHIBITIONS with Pamela Tait    
2013 guest collaborator, Pamela Tait's 'Forgotten Land' FB69 Gallery, Germany  
2013 'Pamela and Erlend Tait' - Brown's Gallery, Tain  
2013 'Duologue' - RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow  
2008 Kate Leney Gallery, Mull  
2014 'Cabinet Show: Small Treasures', Compass Gallery, Glasgow  
2014 'Spring Exhibition', Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire  
2014 'Crows Are Following Us', FB69 Gallery, Germany  
2011 Feminality Couples, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
2011 Apartness, Recoat Gallery, Glasgow  
2010 Nairn Book & Arts Festival Exhibition  
2009, 2010 Fabric of the Land, University of Aberdeen  
2009 Winter Show, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire  
2007 Drawing, Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow  
2007 Mull Birds, An Tobar Arts Centre, Tobermory  
2007 Reflections from the Well, 10th Anniversary, An Tobar Arts Centre, Mull  
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 Royal Glasgow Institute Annual, The Mitchell  
2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 Royal Scottish Academy Annual, RSA, Edinburgh  
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Annual, RSA  
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Aberdeen Artists' Society Annual, Aberdeen Art Gallery  
2010, 2011 Scottish Society of Artists Annual, RSA, Edinburgh  
2011, 2012 Paisley Art Institute Annual, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery  
2011 Visual Arts Scotland Annual, RSA  
2009, 2011 Scottish Drawing Competition (bi-annual), Paisley Museum & Art Gallery  
2006, 2007 Aspect Prize, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery  
2006 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Painters’ Hall, London  
2008 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual, Mall Galleries, London  
2006, 2007, 2008 Christmas Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen  
Public Art Projects    
2012 TRANSART, Inverness Old Town Art  
2007- 08 Stained Glass in Schools, Highland Council  
2013 Travel Grant - The Bet Low Trust  
2010 Maker of the Month - HI-Arts  
2009 Craft Maker Award - Scottish Arts Council / HI-Arts  
1995 Gordon Memorial Prize for Painting - Grays School of Art  
Published illustrations    
2012 Yuck 'n Yum - Autumn Issue  
2008 Cutting Teeth - Volume 2 Issue 3  
Collections Aberdeen Asset Management Contemporary Art Collection  
  The Bet Low Trust Collection  
  Gray's School of Art Collection  
  Private collections in Australia, Germany, New Zealand, UK, USA, UAE