Thursday, 2 July 2009

John Wetten Brown - Artist

John Wetten Brown popped into the gallery recently to deliver some new work for the summer exhibition.
John has had a life long interest in drawing and painting and has followed his love of Scottish landscape and architecture seeing them with informed and fresh eyes. Here is a broad spectrum of subjects, from wild mountain scenery to quaint fishing harbours, and, from the the title of a recent solo exhibition, 'From Crow Steps to Highland Coos'.
The style of the paintings is bright and perspectively challenged. This may be a reaction against drawing straight lines on a drawing board, judge for yourself. This image is typical of the artist's highly personal style of painting scenes of his native land.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Summer Exhibition and Alastair Laing Artist

We're just about gearing up for the new exhibition, Sentimenti di Estate (opening on the 11th July) and have the opportunity to give you a wee sneaky peak at one of our favourite artists, Alastair Laing's paintings.
Alastair was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1962 – 66, thereafter at Moray House College of Education and the University of Edinburgh.
After teaching in primary and secondary schools and thirty years in teacher education, latterly in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, he is spending more time at the easel, working mainly in mixed media.
Drawing heavily on his early work as a calligrapher and graphic designer, and inspired by the Vienna Secession and Paul Klee, the paintings are external manifestations of a substantial part of his life and environment which he carries around inside him.

More preview work will be posted on the blog before the exhibition opens - so keep checking the blog for the latest.

Pieces in the gallery can always be seen on the website too