June’s exhibition in the Art Library is a beautiful collection of pastel paintings by Bill Keogh.
Bill tells us about his work:
Since retiring in 2010 from an academic career I have been painting in a variety of mediums and exhibited at the 3 Harbours Festival and the MacMillan Art Exhibition, Edinburgh. A watercolour painting, ‘RISING’, was selected for the ‘Artists’ Impressions’ 2012 calendar for the Scottish Parliament and I have had three solo exhibitions in Edinburgh.
I am largely self taught but have pursued my interests and development by studying on courses with established artists such as David Forster. My main areas of interest are landscapes and seascapes and my purpose is to paint scenes that are recognisable and capture the atmosphere that I experience during preparation and painting. A key feature of landscape painting is the challenge of capturing light and shade in sunny or even inclement weather and my objective is to make the viewer want to be there – even on the dull, windy day! In this collection of pastel paintings, I have selected scenes that illustrate just a few of the endless ways of representing changing light and colour in nature.
The Changing Light in the Landscape will be on display in the Art & Design Library, 3 – 30 June 2016.