Mixed Winter Exhibition

Deborah Anne Macdonald

Deborah Anne Macdonald has had a passion for Art since an early age. Over a career spanning 27
years engraving glass for various commissions, Deborah has decided to focus on creating engravings
inspired by the landscape in which she lives.
The Highlands of Scotland offer Deborah the opportunity to create engravings that capture the
varied, stunning landscape and quality of light that exists there.
Through this exploration of landscape engraving, Deborah’s style has evolved to not only hand
engrave the glass but to accentuate light and shade with the addition of enamel painting, allowing
the viewer to appreciate the unique quality of light her work eminates.

 

Pascale Steenkiste

Pascale was born and brought up in Ostend, Belgium before moving to Scotland in 1986 – working as
an au pair to two young children before marrying and raising a family of her own.
Pascale’s creative journey started back in 2008, attending classes at Glasgow University and Glasgow
School of Art. Her interest in psychology and qualifications in counselling along with her creative
background found her, in recent years, working with various groups of people including children at
the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
Working in acrylics and mixed media, Pascale’s work is driven by her imagination and is largely self-
taught through experimenting in her Glasgow studio. Her work is predominantly non-objective, all
about visual stimulation influenced by the environment always evolving as nothing stays the same.
Pascale searches with passionate intensity for texture, shape and colour to arrive at a place of
fulfilment.
Pascale became an artist member of the Paisley Art Institute in October 2019. Her work is sold in
galleries in Scotland as well as through her own private shows and hangs in collections here and
abroad.
Currently Pascale facilitates a small art group at the Partickhill Bowling and Community Club,
Glasgow.

Michael E. Mullen

I am a painter, living and working in Glasgow. I have been exhibiting and selling my work since
shortly after leaving Art school, in 1988. My work reflects my fascination with my environment; the
subjects of my paintings are selected partly for their personally symbolic value and partly because
they will allow me to indulge my fascination with creating compositional, textural or colour effects. I
like to think that my practice allows me to combine a formal approach to painting, borne of my life-
long interest in the various approaches of artists through the ages, with a more visceral, expressive
sensibility.
For the last twenty years, or so, I have painted mostly landscapes, which can be Scottish landscapes,
pictures of Glasgow parks, French landscapes, mostly from Brittainy, or Spanish landscapes, mostly
from Andalucia, and particularly from the area around Ronda.

Stephen Scott

As a self-taught acrylic artist, I have been painting for 4 years now. Most of my artwork over that
period has been commission based, finding homes throughout the UK and Europe, but I am now
strictly focusing on bringing my own imagery to the canvas. I gain my inspiration from modern
contemporary artists such as Hopper and Vettriano, I love the way that they capture the atmosphere
of a moment by their interpretation of light tones meeting dark in their art. I also enjoy the
stencilled art of Banksy. Though sometimes considered controversial, his talent in using a minimal
image that can convey a thousand words is there for all to see. My hometown of Glasgow will
feature strongly in my future work, mostly its buildings and its people, in my attempt to capture and
portray its heart. I feel it is now the right time for me to show a strength in my own acrylic artwork.,
exciting times.

Victoria McQueen

Residing on the West Coast of Scotland, I paint from my wee studio overlooking the Gareloch and
surrounding hills.
I love the ever changing sky and sea, the way the light and colours can change at a moments notice.

Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson is a Canadian Scot born in this beautiful country but growing up in south-western
Ontario, Canada studying firstly at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and then a graduate of the
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD). Caroline returned to Scotland where she now lives in
Paisley and works in drawing and mixed media on paper from her studio located in a 1930s mill, part
of the historic Coats’ Anchor thread mill site. She has a strong commitment to the cultural life of the
area, having organised and participated in events over the years and provides adult and youth art
classes. She is occupied with light and space to depict the natural environment and explore our
relationship and attachment to place; its relevance on a personal, cultural and/or environmental
level. The 2 works in this exhibition are part of an on-going series. Caroline has exhibited in Canada
and Scotland including Visual Art Scotland and Paisley Art Institute.

Janice Callaghan

Janice re-discovered her long-neglected creative talent for painting, having left behind a 25 year
career in business, including attaining an MBA at the University of Glasgow Business School. She has
been busy producing beautiful original pieces in oils ever since.
Janice aims to capture the beauty and character of the animals and wildlife she paints and also
enjoys working on animal portraits by private commission. Based in the city of Glasgow, Scotland,
Janice works from her home studio where she is focussing on building up her portfolio as an artist
and is currently producing a collection of paintings of wildlife and equine subjects for exhibition and
sale. Janice’s art can also be viewed online on Facebook.

 

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