Local artist exhibits at Royal Academy Summer Show
KILCREGGAN artist Gregor Smith has had his work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
Gregor studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art under Sir Robin Philipson and James Cumming 1962-66. A post -graduate scholarship with a highly-commended endorsement was followed by a travelling scholarship to Florence and Rome 1966-7.
He was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1983 and is currently a member of council. From 1968 until 2006 he taught art in various schools in central Scotland. During this time he painted and exhibited in several principal galleries and in the principal annual exhibitions mainly in Scotland but also at the RI in London.
Most of his subject matter is drawn from the lochs he sees from his Kilcreggan home, the surrounding hills and coastal edges. Variations in weather patterns, atmospheric changes and subtle changes of colour, shapes and textures all forming vital compositional elements.
His etching, “Holy Loch-Rain Passing” was among those selected from over 11,000 entries. Mr Smith printed the edition of 20 at Glasgow Print Studio in Trongate where he has been a member for several years. The exhibition runs until August 15.