Fine Art Society Edinburgh continues to exhibit the best of Scottish art across the centuries and British art, design and furniture, viewable on its website. It is now exhibiting online the work of John McLean, known for his powerful abstracts. The exhibition covers works on paper and printmaking (divided between the Society’s Edinburgh and London galleries), from 1970 until 2010, and the Society is keen to re-open to allow visitors to appreciate the subtlety in McLean’s mark-making and the pieces’ pulsing vitality, and the interplay of pastel and watercolour in his paper works – the processes behind them as important as the colour and composition. Born in 1939, John McLean grew up in the north east of Scotland and has had more than forty solo exhibitions worldwide, his work represented in many public collections internationally.
Also viewable online is the Society’s current Printmaking exhibition, featuring a wide range of artists’ prints from 1920-40, including work by Robert Sargent Austin, Muirhead Bone, James McIntosh Patrick and William Wilson.