Cool and Widely Collected: Susie Leiper and Donald Provan at Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh

Susie Leiper, 'Grass gully', oil on wood
Susie Leiper, 'Grass gully', oil on wood

Title:
Susie Leiper, Donald Provan

Times:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00, Sat 11:00 - 16:00

From: 7 Apr 2023

To: 29 Apr 2023

Venue:
Open Eye Gallery
34 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH3 6QE

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Edinburgh’s Open Eye Gallery is showing two contrasting artists whose painstaking craft is evident in their pieces: a painter with a fascination for type and calligraphy, Susie Leiper paints and writes in all sizes on all sorts of media from large canvases to small pieces of wood and artist books, often with mountain or book-related themes, layered with script, drawing on her life-long interest in Chinese art and culture. Based in Edinburgh, she exhibits widely and has won several awards with her work at home in renowned collections such as the National Library of Scotland, the British Museum and The Royal Collection.

Donald Provan, 'Citrine 67', oil on panel
Donald Provan, ‘Citrine 67’, oil on panel

Based in Edinburgh, Scottish artist Donald Provan‘s oils and watercolours concentrate on land and seascapes and the fish life below. His work has been exhibited around Scotland and the UK, garnering awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Canada and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour’s Small Painting Award at the Royal Scottish Academy, and appears in private and public collections, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, the University of St Andrews and Edinburgh College of Art, of which he is an alumnus.

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