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.
Current events: GSWA exhibition is on at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum until the 28th of July. This is one of two paintings I have on display there.
April 2020 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.
We are still working on titles for our paintings!
Above, oil on paper, Christine McIver
below, collage and mixed media, Sarah Ritchie
The Journey Exhibition 2017
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”
I’ve been working on some ideas for wiped monoprints. I love the shapes my little Jack Russell makes. She is a very compact, jaunty dog. Always on the move impossible to sketch unless she is at rest, which isn’t often!
Summer Workshops 2019 at East Neuk studio.
Four places available for each workshop. I will consider running extra work shops on request for groups of three or four.
* Two part Lino cut work shop-Saturday 27th July (1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.) and Sunday 28th July (1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.)
A re-run of the FVAB open studios work shop, with modifications. Less time will be spent on practising using tools, with more time on the reductive process of cutting away and printing colour layers. Come prepared with a simple drawn up image (not too much detail). A tracing is perfect especially if you’re not confident yet with drawing.
* Saturday 17th August (1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.)
Mark making techniques for Lino Cutting. Using tools in different ways and using different tools, to explore ways of creating a more expressive surface in Lino printing.
* Two part Lino cut work shop -Saturday 21st September (1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.) and Sunday 22nd September(1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.) A little previous experience in cutting a lino block would be helpful.
Multi block Lino cut. Colour printing cutting more than one block. The blocks are then printed up, each in a different colour and registered and overlaid. Come prepared with a simple image drawn up, ready to transfer to block.
All materials for the classes will be supplied. There is a 15 minute coffee/tea break during each session.
The cost of classes is £35 for Saturday/ Sunday work shops and £17.50 for Saturday only work shop.
I don’t ask for a booking fee; life can be hectic and unexpected things happen. Just let me know as soon as possible if you have to cancel.
Future workshops, will cover basic drawing skills and using colour, and marbling and monoprint techniques.
to book contact: firstname.lastname@example.org