All happening in our Club Room.
’Almost Abstract’ Fine Art paintings by Artists Charlie Scott and Krissy Stewart.
Ceramics by Jake Irving.
The exhibition is on until 2nd March - open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm.
BIOS for Almost Abstract:
Charlie Scott is a long time Member of the Club, an engineer by background, and has been an active artist, mainly abstract painting for many years exhibiting often within the Club. Over thirty years ago Charlie was a member of an art club which arranged tuition from lecturers at the Glasgow School of Art and he attended these over a ten year period. Charlie has actively promoted contemporary musical events in the Club and helped found and run the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust which has supported and promoted external events such as The Scottish Portrait Awards and the SAC Short Story Competition under the auspices of Sara McBean. Charlie has been instrumental in resurrecting the Golf Tournament between SAC and Glasgow Art Club (GAC) and encouraging ongoing cooperation with GAC.
Krissy Stewart, originally from California, studied at California State University Long Beach. After relocating to Scotland in 1993, Krissy studied Interior Architecture at Napier University, finally, moving to Edinburgh College of Art where she earned a first class Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design and Applied Arts in 2001. It was during this time that she honed her skills in acrylics, oils, mixed media, lithography, etching, screen printing and photopolymer etching. In 2011 Krissy moved to Shanghai, China, where she remained for three years exhibiting with the Hong Kong based artist Beulah Van Rensburg. Back in Edinburgh now, Krissy focuses on diagrams of any kind, relating to her favourite places, the locomotives of dogs, flight patterns of birds, and the Scottish harbours and hills around her.
Jake and Claire Irving: The Artists behind our February Ceramics Exhibition
Jake and Claire Irving run their Ceramics and Coffee Shop in Kirkcudbright. They are currently working on a project to create an art map of Kirkcudbright showing all of its galleries, including the new Scottish National Gallery, to encourage even more visitors.
If you have a chance to visit Kirkcudbright, do! In the gallery/shop you will will get a warm welcome and all the local news and information from Claire, a very welcoming host. And cakes and coffee!
Jake makes the beautiful blue-and-grey hand-built ceramic pieces including mugs, jugs, pots, shells and decorative fish and butterflies; and Claire runs the coffee shop /gallery. Their collection is now on show in the Scottish Arts Club until the end of February. Everything seen is for sale and ready to be collected- don’t miss it!