Society honour for Airlie artist Frances

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AIRLIE artist Frances Law is set to have a Studio Sale on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ruthven Church in Angus.

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1980, Frances has exhibited her work widely in group and solo exhibitions at home and overseas. In 2010, she was shortlisted for the prestigious Aspect Prize, Scotland’s biggest painting prize award. She has had two exhibitions in London and last year had a solo show at the Park Gallery in her home town of Falkirk. At present her work can be seen in the Chaplaincy Centre at Edinburgh University until the end of this month. Frances has been invited by The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society to make a series of paintings to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the society. This work would be on display in the society’s international headquarters at the Mackintosh Church in Glasgow and a further exhibition would be held in The Hill House in Helensburgh, which is regarded as Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.

Frances said: “I am trying to raise funds at the moment so that I can produce the work for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. It is such a wonderful opportunity to be asked to exhibit in these celebrated buildings. I work from home in Airlie and my studio is very small. Initially, I thought that a good clear out would give me the space I needed to work and then I came up with the idea of having a sale of work which I no longer required. Coupled with the possibility of generating some finance for my project I decided that I’d hire Ruthven Church and invite everyone along.”

Frances, is well known in the area for teaching classes and workshops in all aspects of drawing and painting.

The sale will consist of a variety of work; oil paintings, drawings, boxed assemblages, prints and cards. There will be something for all art lovers and many bargains as every piece has been reduced by 50 -75%. Prices range from £2 for a pack of cards to £650 for a large oil painting.