Muriel Barclay was born in Glasgow. Along with rhythm comes the idea of rate or pace. Not every song is slow. Neither is every song fast. Tempo is the musical term that indicates the overall pace of an arrangement. Tempo markings include grave, meaning solemn and extremely slow or allegro, meaning fast and cheerful. A gamut of musical terms for rhythm exists. Her paintings are influenced by many everyday things especially the weather. The Scottish landscapes and seascapes are her main subject matter. The subjects are created from memories in a quirky manner, where figures and animals often feature in the paintings. Nikki feels that working from memory allows her art work to take on a stylized abstract feel. She paints on board and canvas which allows her to layer up mediums creating dense rich colours often discarding her paintbrush and using other means of getting paint onto canvas. In … Read the rest

One of the most renowned artists of modern times, Andrew Wyeth continues to hold the American public enthrall with his almost photographic quality paintings. All Quiet On The Western Front? (exhibition catalogue). Paris: Galerie Antoine Candau, 1990: illustrated. Cooke, M., Moyle, W., Shum, D., Harrison, S., & Murfield, J. (2010). A randomized controlled trial exploring the effect of music on quality of life and depression in older people with dementia. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(5), 765-776. Georgina McMaster’s initial interest in painting animals was linear. She was drawn to their sense of movement, but this has moved to an interest in texture, the face and character and a representation of the ‘soul’ of the animal. Using art techniques inspired by fellow Scottish artist Jenny Saville, Georgina loves to combine detail in ‘the eyes’ with loose brushwork and layering in the representation of the fur or feathers, an effect that she … Read the rest