Captured Elements is an exhibition of accomplished Scottish landscape artists who skilfully express this country’s ever-changing weather.
Featured artist Ellis O’Connor is a multi-award winning contemporary landscape artist from Dundee, now living on the Outer Hebridean Island of North Uist. She trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Since completing her master’s degree in 2016 she has undertaken several residency programmes, including in Iceland and Norway. She exhibits her work across Scotland and beyond and has many loyal followers on social media.
Exhibiting alongside Ellis are 4 artists selected for their responses to painting the elements around Scotland: Margaret Evans, Peter Davis, Libby Scott and Douglas Roulston.
Margaret Evans is a Scottish contemporary artist, an internationally respected tutor and author of numerous teaching art books and DVDs, as well as teaching workshops worldwide. Her work is known and highly regarded throughout USA, Australia, Europe as well as the UK. Her studio is in Highland Perthshire, which offers plenty of inspirational subjects such as dramatic skies and woodland with Loch Earn and the Grampian Mountains nearby.
Peter Davis works from his remote home and studio on Shetland to produce watercolours in broad brushstrokes, often named with Shetland terms for the weather. Born in the North-East of England, Peter completed an Art and Design course at Northumberland College of Education and after that taught in Cumbria. In 1981 he moved to Orkney where he set up his own studio and gallery in Birsay. Ten years later he moved to Shetland.
Libby Scott lives and works from her home studio in Perthshire, where she is surrounded by wide vistas, deep open skies and panoramic views. She weather watches every morning by walking through the land accompanied by her border collie, observing, feeling the wind direction, noticing the changes of the season and maintaining her daily practice of elemental connection. She is another Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design graduate.
Douglas Roulston is originally from Glasgow and now lives in Broughty Ferry. He gained a BA (Hons) followed by a Master of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2008. His recent works concentrate on the use of vivid colours to represent the vibrant diversity of the Scottish landscape while focusing on the changing weather of Scotland, creating turbulent skies and wild waters.