Artist’s lecture

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ART lovers and artists should enjoy the next lecture in the Dundee Creative programme when Angus-based artist Jim Dunbar gives a practical talk on his work tonight (Thursday).

A member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Jim is a well-kent local personality having taught in Webster’s High, Kirriemuir and Arbroath High School, for over 20 years before giving up ‘the day job’ to become a full-time artist in 1999.

Jim will be giving his address at Dundee College Gardyne Campus on Thursday, April 26, 6 for 6.30pm.

He will be describing his experiences of painting the Angus landscape; his watercolour methods; materials and equipment used in developing on-site and studio works.

He said: “Throughout my painting career I have concentrated on people, objects and places that have a strong connection to me in some way – family and close friends, collected objects and places where I have lived. The insight gained from having known my subject matter over time is important because of the spiritual element it brings to my work. Recently, I have focussed on subjects around my home town, exploring the connections between people and their environment.”

The Dundee Creative was formed by Dundee College to support and promote new talent and professional practitioners within the Creative Industries.

“We are delighted to have a local artist of the stature of Jim Dunbar helping support the Creative’s programme of lectures and events,” said Lorna Reith, head of centre: creative and digital industries at Dundee College and a founder member of the Creative.

As well as organising a series of guest lectures and workshops during 2012 one of the main aims of the Creative is to stage an open art exhibition in Dundee – something that so far has been lacking in the city.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the Dundee Creative Society please contact

dundeecreative@dundeecollege.ac.uk