Faces

Clare Brown­low pri­vate view at Dun­das Street Gallery

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When it comes to Scot­land in Au­gust, one thinks grouse and the Fes­ti­val. An ad­di­tional at­trac­tion this sea­son was the Pri­vate View at Dun­das Street Gallery for sport­ing artist Clare Brown­low, open­ing her first solo show.

The unique sport­ing col­lec­tion drew an ap­pre­cia­tive and jolly crowd, in­clud­ing Field contributors and some cu­ri­ous fes­ti­val-go­ers who couldn’t re­sist the art­work’s ap­peal. A strik­ing neon flamingo, re­splen­dent in the win­dow, wel­comed guests and in­tro­duced Brown­low’s lat­est col­lec­tion. es­tab­lished coun­try paint­ings shared gallery space with new ven­tures into seafood and bug life. All were cre­ated us­ing her dis­tinc­tive tech­nique, which for­goes the paint­brush in favour of a pheas­ant feather, along­side the brand-new ad­di­tion of gold leaf, which de­lighted the art lovers and left a heart­en­ing trail of red dots.

An­gus Fer­gu­son from Demi­john was on hand to fuel the fes­tiv­i­ties, serv­ing up mar­malade gin cock­tails and a chilli and or­ange va­ri­ety for the brave hearts. They were just what was re­quired to see com­mis­sions dis­cussed, meet­ings booked and hands shaken. As the night drew to a close, con­ver­sa­tion turned to the fu­ture and hints were made that a new feather would be added to the artist’s tool­box. But that will have to wait un­til the next show.

Clare Brown­low will be at The Novem­ber Meet­ing at Chel­tenham (17th-19th). For more in­for­ma­tion, call Clare on 07768 619777 or email her at: clare@clare­brown­low.co.uk

Hints were made that a new feather would be added to her tool­box

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