BANK Street Gallery in Kirriemuir is delighted to present the work of a talented young artist whose latest exhibition, currently running until August 14, features a variety of charcoals, oils and pastels.
Fiona Turnbull graduated from Gray's School of Art in June 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting and has exhibited at Perth Theatre, Montrose Museum, Royal Scottish Academy and at Gray's School of Art.
Last year she has worked as a Committee Assistant at Aberdeen Artists Society. She currently lives and works in Perth - driving herself towards the acquisition of her very own studio.
Her work at first sight might best be described as abstract, but look again. Have you seen something different? Felt something new? Like watching the artist herself, another layer appears and the spectator's focus finds itself realigned.
Not for nothing does Turnbull quote from Roald Dahl's 'The B.F.G':- "That is why they always put two blank pages at the back of an atlas. They are for new countries. You are meant to fill them in yourself."
Turnbull's pieces explore "in betweens", the gap between anything, sleep and wakefulness, the wind and the sea, space and time, being and not being.
Using and building up layers of charcoals and pastels, colour-washes and glazes, her representations acquire a spontaneity which is born of her adaptive approach to the development of the piece - always exploring that indefinable moment in time or space that exists between points of understanding. And the viewer finds himself "filling in" the images!
Bank Street Gallery is open 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.