Glasgow Print Studio
Internationally acclaimed as one of the ‘go to’ places for really good fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio represents the very best in Scottish fine art and printmaking talent as well as showing the work of associate members from across the country. We are delighted to bring a selection of this terrific artwork to Old Portsmouth in an exhibition of 11 of their better known members.
Elizabeth Blackadder is well known for her detailed yet lyrical images of flowers, still life compositions using Oriental objects and images of her cats. Delicate, elegant pieces influenced by Japanese art.
You will have heard of John Byrne for his television screenplays Tutti Frutti & Your Cheatin Heart but his artworks are as quirky and blackly funny and powerful as his writing.
Steven Campbell’s work is peopled by strange characters; scientists, philosophers, architects and artists, all engaged in a quest to find meaning and order in an Alice-in-Wonderland universe.
The art of artist June Carey is instantly recognisable for its colour, strong lines and it’s recurring themes of angels, birds, hearts and tattoos.
Sometimes described as a magic realist, Eileen Cooper brings a very colourful female perspective to her subject-matter, which encompasses sexuality, motherhood, life and death.
Moyna Flannigan is renowned for her strange and surprising portraits of totally fictitious characters which arise from her imagination and recollections of everyday life.
In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction’. Enough said perhaps think but think back to the award winning Lanark of1981 and prepare to see his designs for that book as well as intriguingly his ‘The Scottish Hippo’?
Peter Howson works are dominated by male figures portrayed in a bold, muscular style to powerful, expressive effect. He is renowned for his heroic portrayals of the ‘mighty and meek’ and his art has been described as "founded in Humanity..”
Acclaimed artist Barbara Rae is known for her paintings and prints of intense colour bursts that evoke dramatic landscapes but remain very abstract. “I’m not interested in topographical detail. I need to be able to immerse myself in the culture of a place to make art.’
There is a cinematic quality, vitality and drama to this work that helps to explain why Ray Richardson has been dubbed in the media as the Martin Scorsese of figurative painting!
Inspired by Matisse Adrian Wiszniewski's paintings and prints are figurative, but never realistic with the figures are used to lead the viewer to the layers of meaning he imbues them with.