For 2018 Fortingall Art are pleased to welcome 3 new members to exhibit at this years exhibition bringing some fresh work to the already diverse collection of creative works.
A number of photographic artists are taking some time out this year so we are excited to introduce 2 new artists working in different but complimentary photographic mediums.
Ian Biggs is relatively new to the area relocating to Perthshire to open his own gallery in Kinloch Rannoch. Ian’s background was in pre press in the print trade but in more recent years has turned his attention to fine art photography with his personal style of primarily black and white images.
For this year he will be sharing his personal style of digital print works featuring woodlands and related landscapes.
Our second new photographic artist is Jo Cound who for the past 20 years has worked primarily with analogue film for her fine art prints. Her passion for flora and woodlands combined with her artistic style of working with traditional processes including pinhole photography produces some stunning work which needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.
For her first exhibition with Fortingall Art her works will include prints of tropical waterlilies from an exhibition in Kew Gardens and some from her ‘Tenacious Trees’ series.
Jo is based in Glen Lednock near Comrie and is a member of the ‘Silver Alchemy Collective’ with fellow local photographers Jamie Grant and Dave Hunt.
And finally we have a new artist John Smith working mainly in oil paint from his hilltop home near Fortingall. John had a long and established background in art and design and also a strong involvement over the years with sculpture.
For his debut with Fortingall art John will be exhibiting a selection of his personal style of works inspired by the River Tay and surrounding Glens.