Date(s) - 11/09/2020 - 11/10/2020
Dunoon Burgh Hall in partnership with Cowal Open Studios is proud to present our visiting artists for 2020.
Dunoon Burgh Hall is delighted to host COS annual “Invited Artists” exhibition: “Coasts and Waters”
11 September – 11 October
Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday 12.00 – 4.00 pm
Preview Thursday 10th September 6-7.30 pm
We offer a year round programme of exhibitions, live events, ffestivals and opportunities for the whole community.
195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD Contact: 01369 701776
As an artist I am constantly preoccupied with a sense of place and space and how these constructions shape identity. I live on the beautiful Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland. This is a very precious place with breathtakingly beautiful and precious landscapes. Part of my work is as a translator as I interrogate the landscapes to share with the wider world. But the other part is about understanding how these places and spaces shape us. I feel privileged to bear witness to and create from such important places on our stunning planet.
Living on the Ayrshire coast, I am a painter exploring seascape and landscape in both abstract and representational forms. Working predominately in oil I am looking to capture the energy and the drama of the coast and the open sea. I look to explore the emotional pull of colour and texture to bring the sea alive.I also endeavour to bring this energy to my figurative and purely abstract work. I look to produce, and express a deep inner celtic identity through my creative work in all its forms.
My influences are too many and diverse to list . I will always seek to capture an essence, a feeling, a memory that can both be shared, but also a deeply personal experience.
Art is about having faith, believing in your own individual artistic voice, sometimes self sustaining, but never without the support of others.
Inspired from adventures across Scotland and further afield with my sketchbook. The landscape and wildlife of places I visit is regularly the raw inspiration for the pictures I create. You may recognise some of the landscapes in my gallery, but they are likely to look quite different from the actual place you might visit! I use a variety of materials to create my visual world and really enjoy mixing traditional mark making techniques with modern digital practices.
I am extremely passionate about my Art. I feel free and happy when I draw, paint and create with clay and have a true connection with myself and the Natural World around me. I create instinctively and follow feelings rather than worked out thoughts.
I design and make bespoke tableware and home decor bringing ‘Nature into your Home Living’. My work is inspired by the natural world around me. My drawings and paintings of the Fauna, Flora and landscape combine to make my ceramic pieces unique and individual. The original imagery used in my ceramic pieces are from my observations, painted directly from Nature out on location in the great outdoors from many different locations, ranging from where I live to Skye, Mull, Islay and my homeland Switzerland.
All my ceramics are made in my studio in the historic market town of Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. Most of my ceramic pieces are a one-off, making each piece individual and special.