This year’s summer art exhibition is supporting Cancer Research UK, a choice close to the heart of the owners of art4you Scotland, Claudia and Ewen Duncan.
Claudia was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of the year 2016 and has just finished her last chemotherapy. Claudia explained;
“We want to give back and support the important work Cancer Research UK is doing and sending a positive message to people affected by cancer.
“Art is our passion and it has given me and my family the strength to face this year’s challenging journey. The support from our students and my own art practice was an invaluable part of my recovery.”
A great selection of beautiful art will be available to buy at very affordable prices.
The majority of student work is unframed and will be for sale from £10 – £60 – stunning and varied work at a really affordable price. Some of the framed and known artists’ work will be between £100 to £500.
Exhibiting artist are Ewen Duncan, Claudia Duncan, Frances Douglas, Lorna MacKay and many of the art school students.
Calligraphy artist Iain Howie will deliver free taster workshops throughout the exhibition on Saturday and Sunday.
The local chair of Cancer Research UK, Janet Rutherford, will say a few words during the opening night of the exhibition on Friday, 25th August 7-9pm. The exhibition continues Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 10-4pm.
The teaching artists of art4you Scotland inspire so many people to pick up their paint brushes during regular weekly classes, weekend workshops and summer art courses. Ewen says: “We are delighted that with the help of our different art courses we can create enough art work to open this year’s exhibition and support the important work of Cancer Research UK. The quality of the work on sale and the inspiration we pass onto our students reflects our mission: “Help people to become better artists, feed the soul and enjoy the process.”
For more information on the exhibition or the art classes visit www.art4youscotland.co.uk or call 07981 768 081