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Agri Artist Student Stages Coo at Craibstone

Published Wednesday, 6th February 2013 in Study at SRUC news

H. Knottenbelt Cow

Hamish Knottenbelt, a 2nd Year Agricultural Degree student has surprised everyone at Craibstone Campus, including his tutors.

When SRUC Senior Tutor Collette Coll, appealed for some in-house budding artists to display work on the walls of the Aberdeen building she hadn’t expected such a talented painter to come out of the woodwork.

Hamish gained an A star GSE in Art, and as luck would have it his project work and speciality was cattle and agriculture. He sheepishly (wrong beast unfortunately) came forward and offered his skills, persuaded Collette he was the man for the job.

Over the Christmas break, Hamish worked on the painting every day and created a remarkable canvas showing a fabulous representation of a Limousine Cow which he has named “Lizzy the Limousine”

The impressive image, measuring 1m x 1m now hangs in pride of place outside the Education Office at Craibstone, for all to admire. 

Hamish says: “An artist I most admire and certainly gained my inspiration from is Paul Bell. I am proud to see my painting on show at SRUC. I was nervous initially, but the feedback from students and staff has been very encouraging, in fact since the painting went up I’ve been asked to do 3 commissions in the same style and I’m more than happy to take more”

Collette adds  “It’s great to see young students making such a positive contribution to campus life and it’s wonderful that Hamish will leave such an inspiring legacy to SRUC when he graduates”

Now all that remains is to see what he can do in the Easter Break...

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