A Scottish Perspective Exhibition
From 28th of March to 19th of April 2015
Preview – Friday 27th of March 2015
Artists Include: Daniel Campbell • Sheila Fowler • Stephanie Rew • Joe O’Brien • Frank To • Philip Raskin • Graeme Sharp • Nadia Lazizi
Alpha Art Gallery is delighted to be hosting “A Scottish Perspective” exhibition from the 27th of March running until the 19th of April. During this time the gallery will play host to eight of the finest contemporary Scottish artists exhibiting together for the first time. An open preview is being held at the gallery, on the 27th of March from 6pm to 8pm, as an open invitation to share a glass of wine with the artists.
Artists featuring in the exhibition include:
Graeme Sharp graduated from Glasgow School of Art with an extremely successful degree show in 1995 and was later described by one of Scotland’s leading art dealers as being one of ‘Scotland’s up and coming artists on STV News programme. Graeme often uses a range of friends as models, covering them with glorious fabrics and flowers, which aim to attract the viewer into the painting through the model.
Sheila Fowler trained at Glasgow School of Art and since graduating in 2007, her work has been featured on the BBC One Show Summer Exhibition in 2009. She also has work as part of the Scottish Parliament Building collection. She enjoys depicting the Scottish landscape and often travels to the west coast to gather inspiration.
Nadia Lazizi graduated with a Master of Fine Art (MFA) University of Dundee and David Cargill Award Royal Glasgow Insitute of the Fine Arts. Lazizi’s paintings centre on figurative representations of the human form. Working predominantly with oils on canvas/linen, seeking to represent and capture a fleeting moment in time, a transient image of contemplation that is a combination of dreams and reality.
Stephanie Rew studied in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, in Dundee and won several awards including the Elizabeth Greenshield Award in Canada in 1995 and the Cuthbert Young Artist Award from the RGI Annual Exhibition in 2008 among others. Her primary subject matter is the female figure, always painted with a sense of ambiguity.
Frank To graduated from the University of Huddersfield with BA (Hons) Fine Art and then went on to gain a Masters of Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone Art College. To has a great reputation as a contemporary figurative painter and has exhibited alongside Peter Howson and Damian Hirst among many other great figures of the Scottish and international art scene.
Joe O’Brien’s talent has been appraised by some of Scotland leading collectors and has been referred to as Scotland’s most significant rising star. The quality of his figurative paintings with a mythical and often historical theme, has caught the attention of artists and figures of the international art scene.
Philip Raskin trained at Glasgow School of Art and he rapidly acquired a loyal following of collectors both in the UK and abroad. He has developed a painterly impasto style; using the texture of the paint and the shape of the brushwork, he gives each of his luminous landscapes its own reality.
Daniel Campbell studied at Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow College of Building and Painting. He initially worked as an Artist and a Lithographer in the Printing industry, but now he is a established artist and exhibits in Galleries throughout the United Kingdom. He works mainly in oils and regularly depicts the natural environment, especially the wonderful Scottish landscape.