For the latest Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Ali spoke to artists Frances Macdonald & Ross Ryan about their current exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. Frances and Ross are mother and son, so the exhibition’s title of A Family Affair is apt.
They explain their working methods, how the were first drawn to art, their approach to this collaborative exhibition, the importance of their home in Argyll in their work, (specifically Crinan where the family run the Crinan Hotel) and the local islands, and their differing approaches to capturing and portraying the natural world. They also describe how they view each other’s work, style, and technique, and working during the strange year of 2020.
Below are examples of Frances’ and Ross’s work:
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