We are delighted to showcase prints from three of the country's most innovative imagemakers, Dan Baldwin, Babara Rae and Bruce McLean.
Bruce McLean was born in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1961 to 1963, and at Saint Martin's School of Art, London, from 1963 to 1966.
McLean has gained international recognition for his paintings, ceramics, prints, work with film, theatre and books. He was Head of Graduate Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art London and has had numerous one man exhibitions including Tate Gallery in London, The Modern Art Gallery in Vienna and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. He won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1985.
We are featuring some of his new prints which include collage and overpainting making each a unique piece.
Barbara Rae CBE RA has taken inspiration from the atmospheric and mysterious colours of Scotland and Ireland in her latest silkscreen prints. Rae's paintings combine the influence of landscape and travel with painterly abstraction. When Rae was awarded a travel scholarship in 1966, it unleashed a love of travel that remains with her. Although she does not like the term landscape painter, the importance of place is very apparent in her works; in particular the human traces and patterns of history that are left on a landscape. Spain is Rae's favourite destination, providing her with endless inspiration as we can see in her latest work.
Dan Baldwin was born in Manchester. He studied communication media at Eastbourne College of Art and Design with commendation and an award for best student. He received his BA with honors in communication media and illustration from Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, where he was awarded commendation and invited to be studio associate the following year.
Baldwin has exhibited his paintings, prints and ceramics around the world. He has enjoyed a stream of critically lauded sell-out solo shows and presented his work in art fairs in Basel, Miami, L.A., Tokyo, San Francisco, London and New York. Baldwin set a personal record at Bonhams in February, 2008 when his piece Apocalypse Wow - The End of Everything sold for over £25,000.