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.
Each year a joint venture enables older people to visit the Fortingall Art Summer Exhibition. Thanks to the Rotary in Aberfeldy, a driver an community bus in Pitlochry, and hospitality by Fortingall Art, older people, who would not otherwise be able, can visit the 2018 exhibition and enjoy tea and scones at the Fortingall Hotel.
They are looking forward to coming again this year.
It’s now just 5 weeks until the Molteno Hall in the picturesque Perthshire village of Fortingall will be opening its doors for an annual art exhibition that attracts visitors from both the local community and across Scotland, and beyond.
…. in the words of our esteemed Chairman, artist Eric Timms …
“Glen Lyon is said to be the longest and loneliest Glen in Scotland. True. But it is also the most creative Glen in the entire country. If you doubt this ambitious statement then come to our exhibition and make up your own mind. 35 top local artists will proudly be displaying new, fresh and exciting work that always surprises those that see the work.
Photography, oil paintings, water colours, fused glass, sculptures, contemporary furniture are just a few of the mediums on display. Jewellery that will bring the romantic out in you. Ceramics to contemplate. Contemporary ideas that will confuse and delight. Meet the artists who spend their time trying to make this world a better place to live in. They too will confuse and delight you.
Hop onto our website on www.fortingallart.co.uk and follow the artists who will be exhibiting by travelling around their websites and blogs. All the information you need to find us, and more, is there.
As Picasso said. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.
See you there dusty folk.
Eric Timms. Chairman.”
Fortingall Art Summer exhibition starts on Saturday 21st July and will be open every day until Sunday 5th August – admission free.