A new pop-up exhibition, Glasgow: the Art of the City is set to take place at New Glasgow Society in Glasgow’s west end, showcasing work by local artists Frank Boyle and Liz Reid, depicting the city’s people and places. Both artists studied illustration and printing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, though at separate times. Frank worked until 2016 as an award-winning political cartoonist for the local and national press and now concentrates on drawing and painting, working out of Wasps Artists Studios. Liz, whose work is pictured, is an artist and designer, working full-time in local government communications, and spends her free time ‘urban sketching’, capturing city scenes.
Both artists work chiefly on location, responding to their built environment, recording everyday scenes and events, such as people in cafés and on buses, with street corners and tenement views as well as some of Glasgow’s landmark buildings.
The show includes original framed drawings and paintings, sketchbooks, prints and postcards, all of which are for sale.
The New Glasgow Society is a civic society promoting, protecting and raising interest in the City of Glasgow, through campaigning, discussion, projects, talks and exhibitions.