The new Spring Show at Thistle Gallery features the work of eight accomplished artists who often take inspiration from the City of Glasgow and its environs.
Peter Nardini, Sheila Fowler, Kristina Dickson, Gail Stirling Robertson, Lilias Conroy, Tom Manley and Michele Cohen will each be exhibiting a wide range of works not just of the city, but showcasing other evocative images which reflect their very distinctive artistic talents through the mediums of oils, acrylics, silk, digital photography and mixed media.
Dear Green Place runs from Saturday, March 19th until Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
PETER NARDINI has a high regard for the American painter Edward Hopper drawn to the drama, simplicity and timelessness of Hopper's landscapes which is self evident in the five exhibits he has on Show with us.
SHEILA FOWLER's style of painting is contemporary and her chosen scenes are depicted with the emphasis on realism and attention to detail, combined with more abstract brush strokes.
KRISTINA DICKSON is inspired by the streets of Glasgow and the light in and around those streets which made her want to preserve some of those ephemeral moments and streetscapes through her work. Her atmospheric paintings are an emotional response to parts of the city where she lives and works.
GAIL STIRLING ROBERTSON's work is often described as quirky or whimsical. sometimes her manipulation of buildings will be slight and subtle, while on others, physics and structural law are thrown out of the window and imagination reigns.
TOM MANLEY comes from a background of architecture and art and is drawn to eye catching urban fragments, and often overlooked elements of the city. His images often seek to capture the many layers of history that evoke a sense of place.
LILIAS CONROY draws inspiration from her love of historical architecture and environmental light, shapes and colours. She creates her unique pieces working in the unusual 'Gutta Resist' technique using pure silk and vibrant dyes to paint quirky buildings and atmospheric landscapes.
MICHELLE COHEN has always enjoyed experimenting and has developed a unique approach to painting on glass using mixed media and multiple layers to give depth and perspective to her work.
LEANNA DAWSON was born and raised in Glasgow's south side and is mesmerised by the striking views of the city.....the patterns and buildings of Glasgow and the dramatic tones and moods of the city she encounters every day.