Art exhibition is a shore hit
TWO Argyll artists are to have a joint exhibition in Glasgow’s Leiper Gallery next month.
The exhibition, which runs from July 14-31, will be the third time Fiona Macrae and Caroline Hunter have worked together.
Caroline studied History of Art at Aberdeen University and is well known both for her large sombre seascapes and tiny jewel-like landscapes as well as her still-life paintings.
Caroline said: ‘Our work sits incredibly well together. Although our subject matter and sense of colour are sometimes similar, our handling of the paint itself is very different. I studied History of Art but am not a trained painter, and so am quite instinctive in my approach.
' Fiona trained at Glasgow School of Art and her pieces are perhaps more considered and have a beautiful sim- plicity which is underpinned by her thorough understanding of her craft, particularly the interplay of colour and form.
' What really unites our work though, I think, is a sense of playfulness which runs through most of our paintings.’
Fiona said: ‘I aim to create across the surface of the paper a dialogue using flat planes of colour, space, layering, exposing, mark making and scratching into. The pottery pots, kitchen utensils textiles and fish are vehicles on which to hang yet more colours.
'I am including work made with beach-found objects, which have been collected over a lifetime of scouring Hebridean shores.’
Caroline added: ‘Our show at Leiper Fine Art is going to be very lovely. An Atlantic breeze blowing into central Glasgow.’
One of the renowned artworks by Fiona Macrae.
Little Blue Flowers by Caroline Hunter.