Drawing & Etching
Next up at Fidra Fine Art is “Drawing and Etching”. On show will be a selection of drawing and etching from artists from the past 100 years. From exquisite etchings and drawings from the early part of the last century by two Aberdeen artists, John Bulloch Souter and the more widely known and collected, James McBey through to contemporary artists working today such as June Carey RSW RGI, Graeme Wilcox and Neil Macdonald PAI RGI RSW.
Drawings, whether as sketched preparation for bigger pieces or as finished pieces in their own right, offer an interesting perspective on an artist’s work which is often overshadowed by the more familiar, fully worked pieces of an artists oeuvre.
Etchings were keenly collected at the turn of the 18th & 19th century with the work of the Scottish etchers James McBey, Muirhead Bone, DY Cameron and William Strang in particular, being in great demand. This subsided at the time of the Great Depression in the 1930’s but Scottish artists have continued to be drawn to the medium with artists such as Ian Fleming, William Wilson and John Bellany through to John Byrne and June Carey working today creating unique and outstanding work with the process. Etchings appear to becoming more fashionable again and offer a great way of acquiring beautiful, original artwork by well known and collectable artists at affordable prices.
As well as those mentioned above, we will also have work by, Alice McMurrough PAI RGI RSW, Matthew Draper, Simon Laurie RSW RGI, Dominique Cameron, Lesley Banks, Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI, Michael Durning PPAI PAI RSW, Jimmy Cosgrove RSW RGI PAI, Joseph Urie, Alan Connell, George Birrell, Angela Repping, Jayne Stokes, Sandra Collins, Georgina Bown, Carmen Ambrozevich, Patti Yuill, Claire Beattie, Arran Ross as well as Jack Knox RSA RSW RGI and Annabel Kidston.
We are also delighted to welcome for the first time, work by Ann Oram RSW, Robbie Bushe and Rachel Everitt… very much appreciated!
The exhibition kicks off with a Preview on Friday 3 February and then the show continues from 4 February through to Sunday 12 March.