Above Below Between an exhibition by Ali Goodyear
Opening Evening and wine reception - Friday 8th September 18:30 - 20:30
Above Below Between
The Three Fishes Framing and Gallery are excited to announce a new exhibition "Above Below Between" by Ali Goodyear The wine reception opening night of the exhibition is on Friday 8th September 18:30 - 20:30 with the exhibition running for 6 weeks, finishing on 21st October 2017 .
About the artist: Ali was brought up in the rural area of Lamancha, Peeblesshire and still lives there today. Following a degree, then a Masters’ degree in Design and Applied Arts at Edinburgh College of Art, she took up secondary art teaching in 1999. Having focused on career and family for 16 years, Ali set herself a challenge in summer 2016 – to make a faithful copy of her favourite still life painting, “Fruits of the Midi” by Auguste Renoir. This piece will be on display here at the exhibition (although not for sale). “It represented hope for me! I felt, yes I can go back to painting, there is something there.” Since then, she has been painting at every available moment; however still life was never going to be her focus as she felt it didn’t offer as much chance to evoke mystery and feeling. Although trained in architectural glass, she also produced landscape work to complement her studies at ECA, travelling to the Lake district and northern Scotland to capture what she found beautiful. Returning to this subject, she now mainly focuses on the ever-changing seascape of Scotland, especially in the East Neuk of Fife. Ali says of her art: “My painting practice merges imagination, memory and reality in a semi-abstract way and hopes to conjure a sense of mystery and place. Some of the work here shows a return to the decorative nature of stained glass and an attempt to infuse the natural elements with a multi-sensory interpretation of wild Scotland. I’m listening to the beat and retreat of the sea; enjoying the cold spray; absorbing the crash and rhythm of each awesome wave. These sounds and elements of touch are reflected in the visual qualities of pattern, colour and texture; layering and resonating within the motion of the sea. I am hoping the viewer will share with me the experience of getting lost in a powerful, magical tide.” In 2017, she has exhibited at Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton and currently has work at Kunsthuis ‘The Contemporary and Abstract Gallery of the North’, North Yorkshire. Ali is very excited to have been given the opportunity to exhibit at The Three Fishes Framing Gallery this Autumn. Find Ali on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact 07826 524 148