These two artists are exhibiting artwork depicting their personal impressions of Argyll.
Lucy Johnstone, originally from Edinburgh,
studied at Edinburgh University/ Edinburgh College Of Art 1982-1985 (Fine Art/Drawing And Painting)
Lucy has been living, teaching and painting on the island of Colonsay for the last 16 years.
She works in oil, mainly on canvas with the landscape of the isles as her inspiration. She is interested in representing the sensations of joy and satisfaction that a landscape can produce. She likes to play with the human ability to decipher visual shorthand and mixes symbols of childhood and adulthood within her work. She includes a degree of humour in her work, creating pieces which, although they should be taken seriously, have a lighter element to them. She also paints portraits on commission.
Lucy now lives and works on Easdale island.
Fiona Blakey, originally from Falkik, graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA(hons)in design 1981-1985.
She has been a self employed artist and teacher since then with years of illustration experience and works from her purpose built studio on Easdale Island. While her main passion is for drawing, she has covered a wide range of disciplines in the past. Her most recent work has been produced using mixed media including watercolour,pen and coloured pencil. She undertakes one-off special pieces for a variety of customers and has created a series of popular cards and prints depicting Argyll landscapes.
The content of this exhibition is derived from these Argyll landscape illustrations.
Fiona has lived on Easdale Island for 10 years.
The exhibition is the culmination of several year's work by both artists. They now plan to continue to explore their parallel visions of Scotland, each following their own personal style and media.