Amy Dennis

I'm about to take part in Airs, Reels and Ballads, an exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in collaboration with St Jude's. I'll be exhibiting a selection of prints including new screen prints, linocuts and wood engravings.

The exhibition brings together the work of nineteen printmakers, painters and applied artists in a celebration of British art.

It's a pleasure to be exhibiting alongside my friend, the painter Amy Dennis.

Amy studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2000. She is a Jolomo Foundation Landscape painting award winner (2013) and has exhibited with the Scottish Gallery since 2009, in regular Society group shows and has work in public collections. She currently lives and works in Edinburgh.

Airs, Reels and Ballads features six of Amy's paintings. Talking of her work...

"I am interested in creating assembled images combining landscape with still life aspects. This work uses architectural view over the Firth of Forth as an observed backdrop before which real and imagined objects and motifs are arranged and imposed. I use the ancient medium of egg tempera paint (raw pigment bound with egg yolk and distilled water according to a 15th century recipe) on Italian gesso. I am interested in emphasising the craft aspect of painting in my work and paint with tempera techniques both traditional and experimental, using meticulously prepared (pigmented and polished) gesso panels as a ground to build up the work with many thin glazes of paint."

The exhibition opens on 1st November 2017 and runs until 29th November 2017 at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ. Find out more

Barnbougle Caste with Navigational Tools, egg tempera on true gesso panel, 37 x 24 cms

Barnbougle Caste with Navigational Tools by Amy Dennis

Bass Rock with Navigational Tools, egg tempera on true gesso panel, 37 x 24 cms

Bass Rock with Navigational Tools by Amy Dennis

Calton Hill, egg tempera on rue gesso panel, 37 x 24 cms

Calton Hill by Amy Dennis

Inchkeith Island with Navigational Tools, egg tempera on true gesso panel, 37 x 24 cms

Inchkeith Island with Navigational Tools by Amy Dennis

Inchmickery Island with Navigational Tools, egg tempera on true gesso panel, 37 x 24 cms

Inchmickery Island with Navigational Tools by Amy Dennis

Oxcars Lighthouse with Drafting Tools, egg tempera on true gesso panel, 37 x 24 cms

Oxcars Lighthouse with Drafting Tools by Amy Dennis

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