4th April – 3rd May
Fidra Fine Art‘s current online exhibition focuses on land and seascapes and the very different interpretations by five artists: Jim Dunbar PRSW RWS RGI, Neal Greig ARUA, Andy Heald, David E Johnston RSW & Jayne Stokes SSA.
Since retiring from teaching in 1999, Jim Dunbar has painted full time. He is an elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) and the Royal Scottish Society of painters in Watercolour (RSW, of which he is President. Belfast-born Neal Greig, studied at Edinburgh College of Art and lives in County Monaghan. Among the numerous awards he has garnered, is the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Award from the Jackson Pollock Foundation, New York. Andy Heald has been exploring landscapes across Scotland for over two decades, painting en plein air, using acrylic, sand, clay, plants and emulsion and finishing by excavating the canvas, the earlier media scratched and scrubbed off with pencils to create the final, abstract pieces. Self-taught landscape artist David E Johnston is making his debut with his watercolours inspired by the Mearns land and seascapes close to his home, while Jayne Stokes‘ work incorporates found objects to create a sense of place to connect the viewer with the original landscape while considering environment and sustainability issues.
7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street)
East Lothian EH31 2AD
Image: Andy Heald – Winter Wave & Grass Gullane, mixed media on board