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Diary of a Cold Spell

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Spring Fling Event, 2014
The Society of Scottish Artists


'I spent the month of March 2016 on an artist's residency
in Siglufjordur, North Iceland, during the transition of Winter
into Spring. During this time ideas of darkness into light and
frozen stasis into flowing life were explored using a
wide range of media, particularly water-based on paper'
Forthcoming Solo Exhibition:
'Diary of a Cold Spell' at Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
from 8th October to 12th November 2016.
Paintings, etchings and mixed media work developed
from the Artists Residency in Siglufjordur, North Iceland in March.
Etching Evening Class:
I’ll be teaching an Etching evening class at Gracefield Arts Centre,
Dumfries starting on Wednesday 5th October from 6-9 pm.
The course is suitable for beginners as well as people who need
to refresh their skills and will cover both Etching and Aquatint
techniques, plate and paper preparation, printing with colour
and a 6 month membership of the print studio.
All specialist materials are included but bring pencils, pens, scissors
and one fine and one medium soft paint brush etc.
For more details and to register interest contact:
Gracefield Arts Centre on Tel. 01387 262084.
Solo exhibition Diary of a Cold Spell at
Highland Print Studio, Inverness
1st September to 28th September 2016.
Etchings, Monoprints and Collagraphs in response
to Icelandic and Shetland environments.
Postcards from Iceland mixed exhibition at
The Yellow Door, Dumfries till 17th September.
Includes Paintings and Etchings by Nanna Bjornsdottir,
Silvana McLean, Patti Lean, Lisa Hooper with writing
by Patricia Kirby. There will be a live feed of photos from Iceland
from Louise Todd who is visiting this week.
Icelandic Residency in Siglufjordur
North Iceland. March 2016.
I will be writing an Illustrated Diary to accompany this project here.
Learn new skills:
Saturdays September 12th, 19th & 26th, 2015
Make your own hand crafted book or print and create a special
memento or personalised gift. Silvana is running three one-day
workshops beginning Saturday 12th September at Tosh in Thornhill.
Each workshop features a different skill, and costs £60 including
refreshments and lunch. More details here.
Book a place by phoning 01848 331 553 or contact me.
Printmaking Exhibition at Whitehouse Gallery,
Kirkcudbright. February 2016.
With Kate Downie, Silvana McLean and Cat Outram.
Actinic Exhibition
at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
1-25 July 2015.
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition,
The Mound, Edinburgh. Nov 29 – Jan 20
The Society of Scottish Artists,
The Mound, Edinburgh. Dec 5 - Dec 20
Edinburgh Printmakers,
Union Street, Edinburgh
‘No Fixed Abode’  Nov 8 – Dec 23.
Also in Gallery shop.
Edinburgh Drawing School
Christmas Exhibition from Nov 22.
Bonhoga Gallery,
Highland Print Studio.
The McGill Duncan Gallery,
Castle Douglas.
If you require further information or wish to discuss a purchase please contact me through the website or telephone 01848 200321.