We are day four of the week long celebration of British flowers week. To be honest I hadn’t heard of the British flowers week until this morning and I’ve just been out in the garden trying to find a truly ‘British’ flower !
Purely by coincidence we have a new exhibitor coming to the gallery this weekend. Elspeth J Mackenzie
Elspeth is a Scottish artist, living and working in Leith. She studied at Portsmouth College of Art and Design and has also attended various courses at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Unit. She received a first class honours degree in Humanities with Art History in 2007 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities (Art History) in 2010 – both awarded by the Open University .
A former contestant on Channel 4’s ‘Watercolour Challenge’. She was awarded the Harry Vaughan prize by Dundee Art Society in 2005 and won a bursary from the Society for All Artists for “inspiring and encouraging people to paint” in 2006.
Elspeth runs her own mixed media art workshops, for all ages and abilities, and she will be running a Picnic and Painting day here at the gallery, which will be a brilliant day, open to all abilities, one I’m really looking forward too.
Elspeth combines a bold and lively approach in her artwork, using a wide range of media in order to capture the essence of her subject matter. Her inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but she is particularly interested in colour and texture and her vibrant work reflects this.