5th September to 4th October 2015

Neal Greig – Scottish Landscapes

We are delighted to welcome the award winning Northern Irish landscape artist, Neal Greig to the gallery for our late Summer Show.

Neal was born in Belfast in 1965. He first attended the Edinburgh College of Art in 1983 graduating with a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art in 1987, and later completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art between 1988 and 1990 again from ECA. Neal has won numerous awards including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Award from the Jackson Pollock Foundation, New York. His work is held in many public and private collections including Donegal County Council, Monaghan County Council, Tyrone Guthrie Art Centre, AIB Bank, ACC Bank, Bank of Ireland and New Brunswick, Canada.

Neal’s land and seascapes of the wild and rugged Atlantic coast of Ireland have been well received in the gallery to date. Brimming with the organic colours of nature from the splashes of greens, pinks and oranges of the lichens and grasses on the clifftops to the deep blues of the ocean and sky. Painting en plein air, his spontaneous brushstrokes and flicks and drizzles of paint are applied expressively with the confidence of an assured artist. The final result really capturing the raw energy of the ocean and the timeless beauty of the rugged coastline near Donegal.

For this exhibition Neal has explored the Scottish landscape. From the windswept beauty of the West Coast and Islands to the more sedate East Lothian coastline, Neal’s exuberant plein air brushwork and innovative mark-making, coupled with his natural palette is sure to provide a vibrant and interesting body of work.

Preview with refreshments Friday 4th September 6-8pm.