Out of Alasdair Gray, Joyce Gunn Cairns and Steven Camley, I have known the wonderful Joyce the longest and she has been a great inspiration to me as an artist and a friend, so I'll begin with her!
|Toby and His Burd|
I have been a huge fan of her work for years and really can't get enough of it. Each piece that she creates is entirely unique. Unmistakably hers, but a creation with a life and back story all of it's own.
She creates works with the lightest of touches, but with powerful undertones, often with literary origins, or steeped in personal experience.
Ultimately they are things of beauty whether her subject matter is the innocence of the robin to the complexity of love, to the realities of old age. No subject is uninspiring to her, and therefore to the viewer.
|The Robin Ower A' Birds is Blest|
The works in this collection are fascinating as they cover such a spectrum of subject matter and it's fascinating to watch different people reacting and relating to the different paintings. For more of Joyce's works, please check our Facebook page:
This exhibition with Alasdair Gray and Steven Camley continues until 22 December.
Thanks for reading!