Katharine’s camera obscura at Meffan

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IN February and March, The Meffan in Forfar will be showing an exhibition of work by the artist Katharine Aarrestad.

Katharine studied for her MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona and has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art.

She has exhibited with the Scottish Society of Artists and Royal Scottish Academy and across Scotland, London and internationally to critical acclaim.

Katharine has been awarded several major prizes, including awards at the Nairn Open Art Exhibition and Aberdeen Artists Society.

Katharine’s technique of reverse painting on glass creates compelling, subtle and disconcerting images that hint at the mutable nature of existence.

Her unusual and intricate methods depict “lost” nostalgic figures and landscapes creating a shifting vision of reality, a camera obscura through which images of the past are viewed through the seasoned lens of a cynical present.

The images become duplicitous in their meaning and significance.

The exhibition opened to the public on February 12 and runs until Saturday, March 12; admission is free.

The Meffan, 20 West High Street, Forfar is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.