Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cathy Campbell

We are delighted to be exhibiting paintings by oil painter Cathy Campbell in a two person exhibition alongside digital painter Kevin Low.

Sweet Medicine
Cathy Campbell studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, (BA Fine Art)
from 1982 to 1986.

She is a colourist in the true sense of the word.  The process most often begins with a window or natural light.  Her ideas come from light falling on the many objects that she has accumulated. 

Early Days

Some of her works take on a luminescent, gentle impressionist quality, although others have a more na├»ve, bold feel.

Russian Doll

She says, "I don't think it's a question of making a portrait of the objects or of telling a story. It's about shapes, colour, darkness and light and their relationship to each other.  I have become less concerned with tone while engaging far more with colour and shape. This
new approach involves far less heavy reworking. The paintings are lighter in touch and in tone and I sense that this changing concern has breathed new life into my work. There is a new immediacy and freedom in my work which I feel reflects pleasure in the process.”

Where You Go

She creates her beautiful paintings from her studio in Blanefield, near Glasgow.
The exhibition continues until 18 October.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kevin Low - Digital Painter

Kevin Low was born in Forfar, Scotland. He grew up around the isolated cottages and hamlets of the unusual triangle marked out by the small sandstone towns of Brechin, Montrose and Forfar. This is something he says, ‘that’s left a not unwelcome scar on my psyche.’
The Thief
He studied photography at Edinburgh’s Napier University, before spending several years working as a theatre photographer, producing images for many companies including Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, Tramway and the Traverse Theatre.
Nature's Game
Kevin primarily uses the relatively new digital medium to ‘paint’ his narrative creations. It adapts traditional painting media and applies the pigment to traditional papers or canvas by means of computer software.

As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colours and other supplies. The virtual box contains many instruments that do not exist outside the computer, and which give a digital artwork a different look and feel from an artwork that is made the traditional way. Kevin characteristically creates his work in editions of 7 or 10 and no more.


The Infantry Captain

The medium though is secondary to the layered worlds of character-laden detail and imagery. At first glance, everything seems picturesque. There are flowers, butterflies, birds that populate the blue skies. But look closer and all is not what it seems. These paintings are full of intense imagery often autobiographical in nature. Each painting is filled with a compelling narrative. This is storytelling at its most intriguing and mischievous.

Kevin’s work is gaining in recognition. He was the first artist to show digital work at The Glasgow Art Club. He won The Glasgow Art Club Prize at the SSA open show at the Gallery in Edinburgh in 2014 and The Art Exposure Prize at the RGI  in 2012.


We are delighted to be exhibiting Kevin's work alongside the oil painter Cathy Campbell.

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