Gwen Black

Gwen Black Bearing North

Gwen Black BA hons, Fine Art

With an Honours degree in Fine Art from Grays School of art in Aberdeen, specialising in Printmaking, Gwen works as a full time artist, tutor and curator.

Gwen is a member of the Society of Scottish Artists, a professional member and council member of the Aberdeen Artists Society, has been a director of the board of Hi~arts, and was a pivotal force in setting up the Highlands Open Studios artists’ collective
Gwen has been exhibiting her work extensively over the years, venues include Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, The Art Institute of Seattle, USA, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Paisley Art Institute and the RSA Edinburgh.  She also has work nationally and internationally in private and public collections.

‘Because my discipline within fine art is printmaking, I naturally use a lot of printmaking techniques in my work, but I also incorporate paint and collage.

My subject matter varies, as I like to keep my work lively, fresh and interesting. The odd and quirky things in life amuse and inspire me, as do the emotions which creep up on us unexpectedly, caused by everyday exchanges with the world around us.

I have been using text within my visual artwork for some time.   I use it, not only to provide the viewer a little insight into the narrative which I have created, but also to allow them the first step into creating their own narrative.    My use of the written word has evolved, not just for its literary meaning, but also for its aesthetic value.   Handwriting, printed text and electronic text, all have their own unique and fascinating patterning which goes beyond heir literary meaning.’

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