The Living Landscape
May 21 — June 4
Opening Reception: Friday May 25th, 19:00-21:00
New York-based Scottish artist Catriona Herd will stage an exhibition of her most recent landscapes from May 21 to June 4, 2018.
The exhibition – The Living Landscape – will be held at ALAS Atelier and Art Space, Mulanskystrasse 6, Frankfurt Am Main 60487.
Herd paints landscapes done from plein air sketching trips in mainland Europe, Scotland, England and North America.
Scottish arts impresario Richard Demarco, a long-time collaborator of Joseph Beuys, wrote in 2008 that Herd’s work “strikes a true celebratory note of joy” and shows “a passionate commitment to plein air oil painting.”
Herd has staged successful exhibitions at the Broome Street Gallery in Manhattan, Clover’s Fine Art in Brooklyn and the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh.
Herd’s painting “Copper Tree, Evora, Portugal” won a Jean Gates Award in New York.
Herd won painting scholarships in recent years to the Marchutz School of Fine Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, and Anderson Ranch Arts Centre in Aspen, Colorado.
Glasgow-born and Linlithgow-raised Herd graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland, in the 1980s after five years of study including a postgraduate year and selection to paint at the Hospitalfield House master class.
Herd’s college teachers included veteran Scottish painters James Morrison, Alberto Morocco and Jack Knox, a major influence on Herd’s development.
After working in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and New Zealand, Herd moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003 – although she makes frequent sketching trips to Scotland, England and mainland Europe.
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