Colin Povey Exhibition in Fine Art Library

This month’s exhibition in Fine Art is a collection of paintings by West Lothian artist Colin Povey. Colin describes his work as the evolution of a personal visual language.

“My paintings are informed by a wide range of artists, encompassing influences as far apart as 18th Century English landscape and portrait painter, Thomas Gainsborough, and neo-expressionist Cecily Brown.

I do not follow any strict rules when I paint but feel my way until I find the right balance, harmony and poetry in the paint. My paintbrush searches and explores the world that it is experiencing, discovering its rhythms and producing a dynamic, coherent surface of paint. I strive for a lyrical flow, that carries calm, considered brushstrokes alongside active, spontaneous passages of paint.”

The exhibition runs in the Fine Art Library, George IV Bridge until 30th April.

My Perfect Place

My Perfect Place

Children in Scotland have just announced My Perfect Place, a national art competition for children and young people aged up to 18.

Through drawing, painting, collage or photography, participants are encouraged to express their ideas and inform international architects, planners, policymakers and designers about what makes the perfect place and why they like to spend time there.

The competition runs alongside Making Space 2010, a conference focusing on the importance of creating innovative and inspiring environments in which children and young people can live and learn.

The competition deadline is 12 July 2010.  For further information and details on submitting an entry please see