22 October 2012

New Limited Edition Prints now available

The prints of "My Generation - Inspired" are now available exclusively through my website.

A choice of two size formats are available, A2 and A3, with both sizes limited to an edition of 65.

Each giclee print is signed and numbered, mounted in white mount with backing board and ready to frame.

A3 print including mount measures 50cm x 40cm at £45

A2 print including mount measures 75cm x 67cm at £65

(plus Secure Postage & Packaging £10)

Best wishes :)

13 September 2012

"My Generation" painting raises £5,501 for the Mo Farah Foundation!

I recently donated one of my paintings to the Mo Farah Foundation, which subsequently saw the painting raise an impressive £5,501 for the charity.

On the 1st September, The Mo Farah Foundation held its ‘Night of Champions’ charity event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The event was attended by Olympic greats such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Usain Bolt and a host of British Olympic stars, including Mo Farah himself.

The painting “My Generation – Inspired” was part of the charity auction that took place on the night and gained a lot of interest from enthusiastic bidders.

The Mo Farah Foundation works to help save lives and support children affected by the worst drought to hit Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia in over 60 years, by distributing food and supplying water and sanitary facilities.

I was over the moon when I found out how much the painting had raised for such an important foundation.
I created the painting after the Olympics finished on 12th August. Using the London 2012 Olympic tagline ‘Inspire a Generation’, my aim was to create a piece to celebrate the success of Team GB and the positive effect the Olympics has had, and will have on children watching the various sporting events.

I felt the painting was a really strong image. I wanted to be able to use it to its full potential, and by raising over £5500 for a great cause, it seems to have done just that! :)

Painting a hurdle in the My Generation piece seemed the perfect way to represent a metaphorical ‘hurdle’ we must all overcome to reach our goals.

The painting is capped off by a child draped in the Union Jack flag, a familiar site whenever a medal was achieved by Olympic heroes such as Sir Chris Hoy and Andy Murray, and which became a symbol for success during the games.

Visit www.mofarahfoundation.org.uk for more information on the charity.

21 August 2012

Inspire a Generation - TeamGB and the 2012 Olympic Games

The London 2012 Olympic Games was a huge success, not only for the achievements of the TeamGB athletes, but for the positive impact the Games had on the public overall.

In this painting titled "My Generation - Inspired", I wanted to focus on the positive impact the Games will surely have on children over the coming years. 


I wanted to portray in particular the diverse disciplines, together with a metaphorical 'hurdle' and the iconic Union Jack as a mark of achievement, as we saw with athletes draping themselves with the flag on numerous occasions. You may also notice some significant numbers on the back of the shirts :)

"My Generation - Inspired"

11 July 2012

'First Flight' at the Virgin Money Lounge, Edinburgh

I have added a few sneak preview images of the current Carruthers and Collins Collaborative exhibition now on at the Virgin Money Lounge in Edinburgh.

If you're a Virgin Money customer, and have registered your membership for their Lounges, why not pop along to have a good look at the paintings on show, in the surroundings of their fantastic facilities!

If you're not a VIrgin Money customer, you can still visit the exhibition and the staff will happily help you out with any enquiries on the work.

Many thanks.

8 July 2012

Follow me on Twitter....

For snippets of news and exhibitions, images of new paintings, special offers, and general ramblings, why not follow me on Twitter @ScArtCarruthers

If you really really want to that is! :)

13 June 2012

'First Flight' exhibition at the Virgin Money Lounge, Edinburgh

Opening Night, Thursday 21st June - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The new collaborative paintings from Scott Carruthers and Derek Collins will be exhibited for the first time at a venue as unique as the art itself!

These paintings combine the unique 'Flaming Art' style of Derek's work, along with Scott's familiar characters, creating a quirky human element to each piece, and each telling its own little story.

Derek Collins
With carefully blended resins, powders, pigments and liquids, Derek Collins creates abstract, textured paintings which come to life when he adds the final ingredient - fire!
By setting the entire painting alight, Derek creates strong emotive pieces which can be quite spectacular.

Scott Carruthers
Scott's paintings are largely inspired by observations of life, childhood and growing up.
Painting the characters in a naive, cartoon like style helps represent the childhood aspect of the work, taking the seriousness out of the piece and at the same time accentuating the innocence of children. The paintings are thought provoking, and sometimes with the use of metaphors to assist the narrative, allow the viewer to get lost in their imagination, often taking them back to a much simpler time.

As well as these collaborative pieces, Scott and Derek will also be exhibiting their own individual paintings, making for a diverse, but very distinct show.

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The exhibition runs from 22nd June to 21st July and the Virgin Money Lounge is open daily to customers of Virgin Money
However you are specially invited to the Opening Night of the exhibition on Thursday 21st June.

The Virgin Money Lounge is located in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh (opposite Harvey Nichols)

For more information and images, click here; http://uk.virginmoney.com/virgin/about-lounges/

So please do come along and enjoy a relaxing evening in a fantastic setting, with complimentary wine, tea, coffee and snacks!

RSVP with your interest to attend by emailing Scott @

3 April 2012

New Collaborations - Carruthers and Collins

I would like to introduce you to a new collaboration project between myself and Scottish artist Derek Collins.

These new paintings combine the unique 'Flaming Art' style of Collins' work, along with my familiar characters, creating a quirky human element to each piece, and each telling its own little story.

"My Love is Waiting"
(24" x 24" box canvas)

With carefully blended resins, powders, pigments and liquids, Derek Collins creates abstract, textured paintings which come to life when he adds the final ingredient - fire!

By setting the entire painting alight, Derek creates strong emotive pieces which can be quite spectacular.

Once his process is complete, it's my turn to add the character. In these 2 particular paintings, a boy holding a love heart balloon in 'My Love is Waiting', and a boy getting a bit trigger happy with his paintball gun in 'War Paint'!

"War Paint"
(24" x 24" box canvas)
We believe these paintings are a true one of a kind, and are superbly unique and colourful artworks that will brighten up any home. I'm certain they will make an interesting talking piece too!

These 2 paintings are the first of this collaboration project with more to follow, and are available exclusively through myself or Derek Collins priced at £350. Contact myself or Derek for more information;

6 March 2012

Glasgow Art Show 2012

March 2012 will see the birth of the Glasgow Art Show, a brand new exciting international art fair which will provide a platform in the west of Scotland for the showcasing of fresh, innovative original artworks.

I will have new work on show with Gallery Perutz of Calstone, Wiltshire. The gallery is a regular exhibitor at Art Fairs across the country and I'm pleased to be showing with them once more as they continue to support my work with such an enthusiastic manner.

The art show will be running from Friday March 23rd - 25th with a late private viewing on Thursday 22nd at 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

I do have limited number of invitational tickets available, so just drop me a message if you require any. Each ticket allows 2 people entry into the Private View or any one of the additional public days over the weekend.

76cm x 76cm acrylic on box canvas

Glasgow Art Show
The Grand Ballroom
Thistle Glasgow
Cambridge Street
Glasgow, G2 3HN

5 February 2012

New Paintings Available Direct

There is now a new selection of original paintings available to purchase direct from myself.

Visit the Shop section of the site to find out more regarding availabilty, desicriptions and pricing. You can also contact me with any further enquiries you may have: Contact Me

Here's a sneak preview of some of the original work available;

 "Weekend Wars" 
from the Paintings of Plastic Men collection
60cm x 60cm Acrylic on box canvas

"Don't Stop"
From the Artist collection
76cm x 76cm acrylic on box canvas

Remember that I am always willing to undertake a commission, so all you need to do is contact me to discuss your requirements and/or ideas!

I look forward to hearing from you :)

19 January 2012

The Big Postcard Show

The Big Postcard Show is a new exhibition starting Friday 20th January at Scotlandart Galleries in Edinburgh. The exhibition proved a massive success last year, and with such an eclectic mix of paintings on show by 60 the artists taking part, it should be another great event.

22cm x 16cm - Acrylic on board

22cm x 16cm - Acrylic on board 
All the paintings in the exhibition are of postcard size (approx 21cm x 15cm) hence the title of the show :)

for more information visit scotlandart.com