Deborah Fallas: Vibrant Summer at Art & Craft Collective in Edinburgh features a selection of floral studies – her favourite subject – in acrylic and oil. She says, ‘I only paint what I would like to have on my own wall at home. If I wouldn’t be happy looking at it every day, I won’t paint it. I particularly love big full blooms as I feel they are a celebration of colour and life.’ Born in Aberdeen, Deborah has been based in the Scottish Borders for thirty years since going there to study.
The Collective’s summer programme features a series of Wednesday evening meet-the-member events offering a chance to meet one of the ‘Collectivists’ and watch them at work, kicking-off with painter Rona Innes (pictured below) on 15th June at 6:30pm, followed by potter Rosalie Short (also pictured) on 22nd June at the same time.
Additionally, the gallery is showing work by 523 Glass Studio (Irina Stancheva), which makes glassware made entirely from up-cycled scrap art glass. Pictured is ‘Floralia’, after the Roman festival in honour of the goddess Flora, the goddess of flowers, vegetation and fertility.