Edinburgh styles itself ‘the festival city’. We have all kinds of festivals, about all kinds of subjects, all year round. But it is in the summer where the party really gets started. Over the course of a few weeks, we have the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh Art Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It is an incredible period of vibrant creativity, excellence and fun.
My Mum and I kicked things off this year with art-immersion over a couple of days. We saw the City Art Centre’s stunning exhibition of Victoria Crowe’s work. I wrote about my love of this artist here and here. It was wonderful to see some familiar paintings again, and plenty of new-to-me ones too. Here is a screen-shot montage of some of the photos I took as we went around. I love this collage display of colour and texture, which is the epitome of Crowe’s style: