Animal – Current Exhibition

Blue Owl Art brings together four artists whose work revolves around their passion for animals for this exhbition.   All the work is for sale and offers the collector original art work at an affordable price.

Preview Night on Thursday 17th September, 2015, 7-9pm.

Exhibition runs 18 September 2015 – 15 January 2016 (open daily)

VIC BEARCROFT

Vic sees animals, domestic or wild, very much as individuals and endeavours to portray them as such through his artwork.   He spends hours studying, sketching and photographing subjects at close quarters, mainly in conservation areas in the UK and USA.  Some of these animals he knows intimately having studied them for several years.  Their character comes through their eyes and is as important to Vic as anatomical correctness.

Vic works using a variety of mediums depending on the mood he wants to create to compliment the subject or to tell a story by setting the animal in a more natural environment.

As a teenager he was strongly influenced by David Shepherd whose paintings not only sparked his interest in wildlife art, but also his conservation work brought him to the realisation that art and conservation go hand in hand.  Raising funds for wildlife conservation and animal welfare is now an integral part of his work.

Please note we have prints available of Vic’s work which range from £10-30 in price.

LINDA FARQUHARSON

Linda studied Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, graduating B A (Hons) in 1986. She specialised in relief printmaking and continues to work primarily with lino printing and wood engraving. For many years she worked as a commercial artist based in Edinburgh, while also exhibiting her prints nationally. Recent commissions include W B Yeats’ Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (for The Folio Society 2007) and Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of The Lake (for The Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2010). Now based in Highland Perthshire, her work remains infused with the outdoor world and inspiration is never very far from her back door. A recent series of prints features birds in flight, experimenting with repeat elements through collage and cut-out techniques.

KATE MCBRIDE

Kate usually works on designs based on collage and the bringing together of ideas within clay, making unique and quirky figures, porcelain tea services and cake stands.   For this exhibition she has produced new work taking inspiration from British wildlife animals, in particular her pet hare, Bebe, using pencil, pastel and ipad drawing techniques.

SAM SMITH

As an artist I have developed an interest in drawing with the most simple of artistic materials – pencil. By exploring depth and texture, I attempt to recreate images and photographs as a way of including the concept and meaning of the subject. I try to satisfy one of the many functions of art with my drawings – remembrance. Whether identifying a loved one, pet or even landscape it allows one to embrace a memory in a much more personal way, displaying it as an artwork.

Sam is available for commission work from February 2016 (due to his travel commitments).  Please get in touch with us if you would like more information.

During Preview Night Joana Cifre Cerdà  performed a two hour piece she has specifically developed for the  evening.

Joana Performance

Joana is a Spanish artist currently residing in Britain, working in performance, video installation and drawing and has exhibited and performed in this country and abroad.  Joana’s recent research is concerned with exploring the meaning of her own work and the measure of success.

(com) position

(com) position is concerned with and wants to explore the pictorial aspects of the body in a space while creating an opening through which thoughts on human/animal nature can emerge.