Christine McIver, artist/printmaker
(Artist member of the GSWA)
Graduated in 1984 from Gray’s school of Art, with a degree in painting and printmaking. I now work as a self employed artist, having retired early from teaching in 2017.
These lillies were sold to me in bud as white! I had been planning to do some more black and white prints and wanted the dark green leaves and pale petals for stronger contrast. However they opened to a silky rich red which had to be painted.
The whole painting will be available to see in the Dunblane museum (Exhibition postponed until April 2021)
Made in Stirling
I am artist number 85 at the Made In Stirling shop at 44 King Street, Stirling.The team at Made in Stirling are at present working on building their online shop, in response to having to close due to the current pandemic. They are a fantastic group of vibrant enthusiasts, determined to keep supporting local artists and provide some creative joy in the midst of unusual times.
MIS are currently engaged in a £50,000 crowd fund to raise money needed to complete the various creative spaces within the hub including the kitchen. Kitchen at 44 is currently working hard to arrange distribution of end of day food from local food shops to vulnerable people during the current crisis.
Further development for April exhibition. The first of a series of monoprints, using reductive and additive mark making, with oil based etching ink, which allows for longer working time and more subtle marks.
Upcoming Event ( postponed until 2021 )
April 2021 In the Dunblane museum and Art Gallery An exhibition with Sarah Ritchie; a fellow artist, who also happens to be my mother. The theme is; lillies and their fluidity of meaning, and of shape.
To see a selection of work from the exhibition click below
An exhibition of paintings exploring the relentless pursuit of freedom from persecution. Inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis, and the shared experience of human migration, which has been endured down the centuries. Probably by ancestors of every one of us, who would have at one time been strangers in a foreign land.
(The Lost Boys, ink on rice paper scroll) from “The Journey”
These are experiments in exploring the properties of lino and perspex; I have been using a mini drill on perspex and printing through the mangle to create a faux etched image, and printing directly back and forward, through the mangle, from some pressed lilly leaves. The little black and white image is from a lino block which has had some metal wire and plastic grid pressed into it through the press. All techniques which I may use in finished pieces.
Due to the current restrictions workshops are not running just now. But will start again asap. In the meantime check Made in Stirling Facebook page for online courses by local artists. Some of them will also send a pack of materials for you to get a start.
to book contact: email@example.com
You can arrange workshops on request for groups of three or four. Options will be for developing drawing skills in still life, portraiture and landscape, wet on wet techniques using ink, monoprint techniques and marbling. Workshops will run for a minimum of three hours.
The cost for a group of three will be £20 per person and £17.50 per person for a group of four.