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sacred traces

sacred traces
1st July - 29th July 2017

Kate Henderson and Alan McLeod, two artists with divergent styles both present work using themes of buildings and structures. Kate’s vibrant scenes in paint and glass are inspired by architecture, historic buildings and stonework, while Alan explores a similar subject, delving into the fine detail of the surface where years of neglect have left their abstract patterns and imprint. A visually rich collection, tracing the spiritual and physical past.


Exhibition Pics

(Click on thumbnails to view. Images record the full catalogue shown during the exhibition dates.)

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Kate Henderson

Kate trained in Stained glass at Edinburgh College of Art in the early nineties and has since built up a varied portfolio of commissioned stained glass for public and private buildings across Scotland and Europe. She has won awards for her paintings from the RGI and the RSW and is an elected Associate member of the British Master Glass Painters and a Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and was Chair of the Scottish Glass Society from 2013-16.

Known for her vibrant colourful paintings and stained glass, Kate is showing a quieter more reflective series of work in her latest exhibition at Doubtfire 'converge | six women in glass'. Over the past 13 years, she has been developing this body of work alongside her commissioned pieces. It examines her personal responses to motherhood and the loss of her parents, in particular her father who ... Read More

Alan James McLeod

Alan James McLeod’s abstract collages are inspired by the beauty and detail of the landscape, buildings and objects that surround him.

“My influences range from weathered effects created by the elements, to landscapes, planetary bodies, human bodies, and minds, and surface pattern making.

The works are created using hand painted papers, before being collaged together. Blending gouache, textiles and mixed media, Alan creates unique works of art which translate his subjects into beautiful, weathered and textured work on paper.

Alan was born in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, before moving to Edinburgh. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1990 with a BA (Hons) in Applied Design, winning a design award for furnishing textiles from the RSA.

Alan’s early career was chiefly in textile design, working with producers such as Monkwell, Warner Fabrics, ... Read More