Provost visits artists group

Laurencekirk Artists welcomed Provost Bill Howatson to their final Spring session last Friday.

The theme of this year’s course was ‘The Window in Art’ and each of the series of six workshops looked at how a wide range of painters of from Vermeer to Hockney have been drawn to the theme of being ‘on the inside, looking out’ and have exploited the motif of the window in a variety of ways.

Local artists were then invited to explore the relationship between interior and exterior space and the results were as accomplished as they were varied.

Local scenes included an evocative interpretation of light falling on the overgrown interior of the Red Castle near Lunan, while more exotic locations were revealed in two works which captured the brilliance of the tropical sky and sea viewed from a beach hut veranda.

Local artist and Course Tutor, David Johnston, thanked the Provost for his keen interest in the Arts in the Mearns and confirmed that the Laurencekirk Artists’ Society hoped to build on the success of their inaugural 2011 show with another exhibition in the Autumn of this year.