This on-line shop was created during the first Covid pandemic and served me well as a source of income and a way of showing my most recent work.  It has now been suspended.  To see what I have available for sale online , please look at the Shop menu of the website.

All the work on this page is original textile wall art, hand dyed, printed and stitched  by Jan Kilpatrick. These small ‘scapes’ are sold with a mount, the external size of which is 30 cm x 30 cm (12" x 12") and will slot easily into a standard frame, which is widely available from on-line retailers such as  Ebay and The Range. The rectangular work shown is A4 in size and is also supplied with a mount that will fit standard photo and picture frames.

An acknowledgement of your payment will be sent automatically and the work will be posted within seven days.

To see a range of bigger works for sale, visit the other two selling galleries : Tallscapes and Landscapes and Largescapes.

Customer Reviews >>    

Customer Reviews

Written on receipt of “Winter Summer Isles” (see above)

The moon shines on water

And silhouetted cormorants

Bird shadows pencil-dark

Black becomes silver feather

Of the Milky Way

Islands rise


Towards the night sky

Remnants of time

Strata of cosmic dust

Mary Rigby, Perthshire, 12 January 2022

Thank you, and thank you for the bright, cheerful cards too.

CT, Inverness, January 2021


Mr Blackbird has arrived and I love him.
Thank you so much.
Really appreciate the extra work you put into it - you always go the extra mile.
And I love the card too.
Thank you. 

CS, Black Isle, January 2021


A very belated ‘Thank you!’ for the treasure you mailed to me last week. The photo in your Shop Gallery does not do justice to the art you’ve created ..I love it but, sadly, this treasure might be AUS-bound, to my sister who lives there.
Your art is already in Scotland, Bermuda, Isle of Man and soon will be in AUS..in the homes of friends and family, all appreciative art lovers. 

AM, Perth, January 2021




Crofter's Dusk

The moon frequently makes an appearance in my work, which is a little puzzling, since I am early to bed and never have been a night owl. However, I often split my sleep in two, spending some time in the wee sma’ hoors just looking out the window. Then, I am mesmerised.

The moon has many guises, many moods and can be elusive.  It is constantly on the move and is either framed by the landscape or basking in  a huge starry sky.  It has a powerful effect upon the earth and the beings who live here. There are many languages used in the attempt to understand and describe the nature and functions of the moon and I find interest in all of these, including astronomy, ecology and folk tales. But I find that once I allow myself to express a reverence towards the moon using my own mixture of visual and written imagery, the pulsating power of the moon shines through all that noisy discussion; it settles quietly upon my work and hangs forever in the night sky.

I will be exhibiting a new collection of work on this theme at The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, in the autumn of 2024.



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A Sun in Every FieldThe Fabric of the Land


This gallery charts the first fifteen years of my experience of settling in to this corner of Assynt, in the North West Highlands of Scotland. It includes examples of the development of my textile work, through mark-making in dye, print and stitch. Early work is predominantly representational in the form of collaged images of the landscape, but later work contains more drawing and reveals signs of the shift towards the abstract, a result of having internalised the character of my surroundings and going deeper in my connection to the land.


With every year spent living here, over and again have I walked the paths that take me through and into the landscape, exploring features that hint at its ancient, geological history as well as those that reveal the history of human occupation, from the Iron Age through to the crofters of recent centuries. Study of local maps and historical documents, such as the New Statistical Account of Scotland (1845), have greatly influenced the direction of my work, providing some of the visual language and narratives that are starting to make their presence felt.


And this gallery reveals my endless fascination for the ecology of this wild region of Scotland, which is the result of its particular geology, climate and systems of land management. It is a fragile and rare environment, which is constantly being re-assessed in terms of its value to humans, wild animals, crofting practices and climate change. The long story of this land and a reverence for all the life it supports, is my focus.


These concerns have led on to further work expressing my understanding of my place on this earth. To see more recent work on this theme, please go to Earthworks.


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biogearth, textile landscape by Jan Kilpatrick


"The animals are more ancient than us... They enjoy a seamless presence - a lyrical unity with the earth... Somewhere in the Celtic mind was a grounding perception that humans are the inheritors of this deeper world. Indeed in the human heart is somehow gathered some of the biography of the earth."

from "Anam Cara",
by John O'Donohue 


Coigach IBiography of the Earth

(after reading Anam Cara, by John O'Donohue)


Sift and turn,

Sift and turn.

Through blackened sun

on the pages of his book

a word

glances. Then another.

A mining light picks

each mineral thought.


Now they lie gathered

In my hand's eye


in unthinking chronology.

Yes, these are precious extractions:

words of crystal clarity,

small windows

looking into

the biography of the earth.


Jan Kilpatrick, the Summer Isles, July 2013 


sun in suilven


".. its as if this landscape were suddenly  to become aware  of the existence of its own elements -  possessive rock, possessing  only itself: huge lumbering sea -  that fat-fingered lacemaker who,  by sitting on shells, gives them  their shapes: mountains  reaching half way to somewhere or other: "



From "Waiting to Notice",

by Norman MacCaig







LittleoakThe Spirit of Trees

This collection was started for an exhibition of work at the Macphail Centre, Ullapool, in December 2014 and entitled "The Spirit of Trees".  The theme was inspired by the work of David Young, who lives a few miles inland of Ullapool.  He makes beautiful organic furniture out of the ancient and windblown trees from the garden of his house, which is the old manse of Clachan, Lochbroom.  The contrast between the textures of the embroideries and the grain and polish of the wood made for a lovely, balanced, exhibition and we both sold many pieces. 

This exhibition was such a success that we exhibited together again in December 2015 under the title of "Enchanted Wood" and in December 2016 under the title of "Under the Arbour".

Of course, this theme is one to which I will return again and again, inspired by the myth-laden woods of Perthshire, where I used to live, and by some sites closer to home, such as the arboretum at Leckmelm, the community woodland at Little Assynt and by my own garden, which is full of brave little trees that are making a young wood of themselves.  And so, like those trees,  this collection of work will continue to grow and grow.










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Email : info@jankilpatrick.co.uk    Tel : 01854 666279,   Postal Address : Jan Kilpatrick, Cul Mor, Elphin, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV274HH.  

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