Natural World Art

Lara Scouller’s Land, Sea and Air, along with Diane Rendle’s Messengers: imagery and symbolism create a fascinating depiction of the natural world in complimentary art forms.

Diane Rendle was born and grew up in East Africa. Her work represents diversity within culture. The vibrancy of her paintings is evident from her love of travel and an early life immersed in a highly patterned environment, rich in colour with a wealth of visual memories.

She now works in her studio near the Scottish Borders and the beautifully executed paintings derive from her travels and early memories. In 1981 Diane graduated from Hornsey College of Art in London. Her degree was in Graphic Design and illustration. She moved to Edinburgh to work for a design consultancy as her next step.

Lara Scoullar is an award winning Scottish artist, working in a variety of media which includes pastel and print making. From zoological museum specimens including birds with elaborate plumage, imposing elephants and rhinoceroses to work done outdoors capturing owls in flight and crabs and lobsters as well as a frenetic guillemot colony the range is both wide and entrancing.

Following her studies in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee in 2006 Lara has received a plethora of awards These include a Royal Scottish Academy John Ross scholarship to Florence in 2006; Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award in 2008. In 2010 she received the RGI Hanes Torrance Award at the RGI’s 149th Annual Exhibition.

Open Eye Gallery until 15th April.

34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE  (Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm).

About Christine Richard OBE FRSA Christine has over 25 years' experience in public life in Scotland in the fields of politics, education, public relations and charity work. For 12 years she served on the City of Edinburgh District Council and was her Group's leader for 4 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 1992 she was made an OBE. Christine is a member of the Board of The Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy. She has just completed six years on the Board of The Edinburgh International Festival. Christine's business experience has covered the fields of theatre, economic development, science, coal mining, education and training. She has held a number of non-executive directorships in these disciplines. She is a trained and experienced personal relationships counsellor and a business and personal mentor. In 2005 Christine established Christine Richard Associates who undertake Event Management and Public Relations as well as company and individual profiling. She coordinated the 'Yes to Edinburgh' campaign on congestion charging in Edinburgh. ten years ago Christine co-founded West Lothian Women in Business, which is a network for women who are self-employed and also for women managers. Christine has now stepped down from the Chair of this thriving organisation. For 5 years Christine was a magistrate in the District Court. She was also a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. She has been an adviser to Government in various areas of policy, including health, local government and education. Christine is a trained and experienced radio and television broadcaster and writer as well as an entertaining and accomplished speaker. She has a wealth of topics on which she is invited to speak. These range from witty after lunch and after dinner speaking to the more serious topics of the economy, health, education, enterprise, the Powers of the Mind and Life/work balance. She writes reviews and articles for lifestyle magazine, Lothian Life. She took part as a contestant in an ITV gourmet TV show, Chef V Britain, challenging TV chef Gino D'Acampo to cook her signature dish, Posh Cottage Pie. Currently Christine is a member of the Goodison Group in Scotland and Scotland's Futures. Also she is involved in the group Changing the Chemistry of Scottish Boards. Her first novel, Whitewalls, a modern Scottish family saga has been published by New Generation Publishing and is available on all internet books siets and from libraries. She is writing a sequel Autumn at Whitewalls. Her leisure interests include her family, literature, music, theatre, food, wine and horse racing. She is a member of a racing syndicate, which has two horses in training.
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