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Sleeping Dreaming

Sleeping Dreaming
3rd May - 24th May 2014

Sleeping Dreaming

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Doubtfire Gallery

Elaine Speirs

Elaine Speirs was born in Johannesburg and moved to the west coast of Scotland as a young child. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

Much of Elaine’s work stems from observing her children and their friends. By watching how they interact, how they learn from study and play, even how they rest and sleep, she recreates glimpses of the dreams and emotions that lie beneath the surface of their everyday lives.

She regularly exhibits at the RSA, with VAS and the SSA. Recently she exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London.

Awards have included the Fulton Textile Award (1995), the MacGregor Painting Award (1993) and recently the Glasgow Club Award (2012). She was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition.

Hazel Vellacott

Hazel Vellacott works from her studio in the Pentland hills – a space packed with all kinds of resources that she squirrels away until they inspire, or find their way into a new piece of work creating an almost dream-like scenario. Lately, birds and their homes have been a theme for her paintings and sculptures, often as a metaphor for reflection on current medical practice.

She works with traditional as well as modern materials to make her paintings, often incorporating printmaking in her mixed-media technique. Underpinning her creative process is the discipline of drawing from life. Her sketchbooks are constant companions and an essential part of her investigatory process.

She began her study of life-drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art, and then went on to study painting at Leith School of Art. She is an elected professional member of Visual Arts Scotland. Recent prizes include The Russell Trust Award