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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.

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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 works 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, Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and a Trustee of the Royal Glasgow Institute.

Kate’s art incorporates traditional and contemporary techniques in glass; from painted, layered, acid etched to waterjet cutting. Interested in creating pieces that explore the fragility of glass, she works into the surface as well as the edges to expose the vulnerability of the material. ”

“Over the years I have developed a painterly approach to both my painting and glass work. I feel that the relationship between my gla ... Read More

Alan James McLeod

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. His early career was chiefly in textile design, working with producers such as Monkwell, Warner Fabrics, John Lewis, Habitat, Zoffany and Sanderson Fabrics.

Currently based in Worthing, Sussex, Alan has increasingly turned to painting as an expression of the landscape and elements, which encompass him in his daily life.

“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 trans ... Read More