Part 3 and more to see, we are not done with you yet. Don’t forget to make time to come see the art for real. We open this Saturday 3rd October 7pm, and run until the 18th October daily, at St Margaret’s house. Read on…
Fiona Michie, lives and works in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Fiona loves drawing and storytelling and has 1st Class BA Hons in Printmaking from Grays School of Art, and an MA with Distinction in Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art in London. Her work is shown mostly in Europe and also in several publications. Fiona creates storytelling pictures of young women, roaming woodlands, gothic ruins and moon lit rooms. Her characters stand alone in dark romantic dream worlds. She works in an intuitive manner using compressed charcoal, pen or ink on paper.
Alan McGowan was born in 1964 in Glasgow and studied for his degree at Edinburgh College of Art, since then he has been a practising artist and teacher. His works appear in the public collections of the Royal Scottish Academy and Stirling University, and he is the winner of the Wood Award (Visual Arts Scotland) and the Bowie award for painting (Paisley Institute). Alan’s sculpture was selected for the Threadneedle exhibition of Contemporary Figurative Art 2014 at the Mall Galleries, London.
Irvine and Noble
Whilst students at Duncan of Jordanstone, Irvine and Noble began an enduring collaborative surrealist drawing practice. The surrealists’ referred to a specific term ‘Exquisite Corpse’ and it is this term that best defines the nature of Irvine and Nobles practice. The artists begin a drawing on separate surfaces and then the works are exchanged continually, thus evolving the image until satisfaction is reached. Their drawn styles share a symbiotic relationship on paper, each artist bringing his own style and crucial reaction to the visual challenges set by the other, creating an organic and ever evolving narrative.
Born Northampton, England. Lived in Edinburgh for 39 years. Michael has worked in drawing and painting, photography, video, animation, sculpture, printmaking. He is interested in encouraging everyone’s creativity, and has worked with Common Ground Arts, creating opportunities for marginalised people to exercise their creativity.
Recent graduate in a BA in Professional Photography from Edinburgh College, who is influenced by all media. Craig’s practice involve the creation of surrealist fashion style images, which get the viewer to question what is being seen.
Paul wants people to imagine a place through limited senses and with minimal details. A place with people you cannot see, and people without a place. He is a filmmaker and photographer, and also runs LOWDEF, a film and video night that shows one minute films made on any “low definition” format, from mobile phones to super 8.
Figurative art has always been Mel’s primary interest. She is interested in making works that move beyond direct representation and into another state. Her pictures aim to have emotion, without clear narrative where the figure although changed is not idealised.