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Irene McCulloch - Colour contrast in both the natural and man made environment

French Glasses 3 - Acrylic on Canvas - 60cm x 43cm
Party Glasses - Acrylic on Canvas - 20cm x 20cm
Isle of Craig - Acrylic on Board - 14cm x 20cm
Summer Beach - Mixed Media on Board - 12cm x 17cm
Sumburgh Head - Ink Drawing - 30cm x 60cm

Biography

Irene McCulloch

Influences and work style

I like to work from life as opposed to imagination. I particularly look to the Natural Environment - the textures and colours of the landscape - for inspiration.
I am a keen hill walker - completing the Munro list in 1992 - as such I have a strong interest in the elements and atmosphere of weather conditions and effects.
My original work explored tonal contrasts, linked to my printmaking background.
As such the manner in which I apply the media always hints at the craft approaches used in print techniques - such as silk screen and etching methods.

In my work I seek to express the amazing contrast of colour and textures that exist in the natural world. It is in the experimentation between these visual elements that my work has developed.

Education and Training

Glasgow School of Art 1973 -1979
Graduated in Fine Art Printmaking D.A.
Jordan Hill College
Graduated as Teacher of Art and Design 1980
Open University
Graduated in 1992 BA Honours - specialising in Art and Design History.
Teacher of Art and Design
1980 - 1993
Specialist Development Officer in Computing Graphics and visual education 1993-4
Principal Teacher of Art and Design 1993 - 2012

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Medium

  • Mixed media - painting, paper making and printing.

Location

  • Strathclyde

Membership

Artwork Sales

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Recent Exhibitions

North Ayrshire Open 2015
Portencross Castle Exhibition 2015

Collections
Private Collections: Scotland, Spain and Australia.
Public Collections: Glasgow Print Studio, Dundee Print Studio.

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