THE latest exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar is Double Vision by Angus artists Lawrie and Meg Harris.
Lawrie and Meg are both graduates of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
Lawrie specialised in graphic design and Illustration and Meg in drawing and painting. This diversity of training has informed their individual approach and style.
Both artists share a love of nature and man’s imprint on it. Colour and light, harbours, landscape and people inspire their work, largely done on the spot. In this exhibition, virtually all of which is new work created within the last two years, the bulk of the subject matter is provided by their immediate surroundings with the occasional foreign reference.
Meg’s celebration of landscape, in all seasons and moods, is conveyed with painterly panache and enjoyment of rich colour. Changing light is both a challenge and an important element in her work. Hills, harbours and boats are important subjects for her, allowing the capture of fast-moving effects of light through the use of bold colourways.By contrast, Lawrie’s depiction of his subject matter; secret, overgrown gardens; spectators at highland games etc, betrays his background in graphic design and illustration with his use of a variety of media such as collage, ink and watercolour. His work is depicted with energy and excitement and is often infused with humour.
Both artists have exhibited widely including the Scottish Arts Council, the Demarco European Art FoundatiRSA and RSW. Their work is represented in various collections including HRH the Prince Phillip, The Earl of Dalhousie, Angus Council, Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust and many private collections.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 19 March to Saturday 16 April.
The Meffan, 20 West High Street, Forfar, is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, admission is free.