Author: Christine Richard OBE FRSA

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Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 5:16 pm
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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).

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