In early 2019, our gallery walls will be adorned by the sparkling seascapes and beautiful landscapes, the work of an artistic duo, Seana Doherty and Carla Faulkner that jointly exhibit their art collection regularly around the Glasgow area.
Seana Doherty is originally from Ireland and moved to Scotland in her teens. Studying law at university she has never stopped painting and making fused glass. Seana primarily paints en plein air and in oils. The collection will feature her favourite seascapes and portraits of children that were painted in France and Italy, including a dream trip to Venice, as well as the Isle of Harris, Lanzarote and all over Scotland. Seana said: “My favourite subject is water from the bright green and turquoise seas and white sands to reflections in rivers and canals. I am also known for my portraits of children and dogs and even bridal parties paddling in the sea capturing the essence of the subject, that is secondary to the mesmerising sea.”
Carla Faulkner comes from mid-Wales but spent most of her childhood in the Scottish Highlands. She studied psychology at Stirling University and moved to Glasgow shortly after graduating. Carla is a self-taught artist and paints mainly in acrylics and often paints en plein air. She now lives North of Glasgow and exhibits regularly with Milton of Campsie Art Club.
Carla said: “Growing up in the Cairngorms it was hard not to be inspired by the landscape around me. I wanted to be like Constable and recreate the beauty of my surroundings in my paintings. Then I moved away, and my studies and early working life took over. I found it hard to make the time and space to paint often. I struggled with inspiration too. It took time for me to settle in to my new urban landscape. I loved the buzz and energy of the city but had no idea how to relate it to my painting.
“I now live outside the city, under the Campsie Hills, in between rural industry and concrete wilderness. I’ve found new ways of seeing and responding to the landscape around me. The drama of the mountains still captivates me but so does the view from the seventh floor or the vibrant hum of the city at night. I find myself less interested in painting a classically picturesque view and more interested in capturing the exceptional in the everyday.”
Carla and Seana will exhibit their work jointly in Skypark’s donated gallery space in January and February 2019.
Image: ‘New Horizons’ by Seana Doherty