One specific Scottish artist who fits this mould and is on consistent exhibition at Artery Gallery with his performs, is expert Lanarkshire artist Derek Collins. Derek generates stunning performs of abstract artwork by pouring diligently chosen exclusive resins, powders, pigments and liquids on to canvas. His creations actually occur to everyday living when the main ingredient is added, hearth!
Derek’s artwork is an extension of the specialist paint outcomes he has been implementing for numerous yrs. He claims, “I love the way other paints and lacquers have an affect on 1 a different, if 1 paint is not suitable the other paint does not want to contact it so it moves away or breaks the weaker paint and sorts a different result. When you then increase the thinners of distinctive paints, a different reaction normally takes location, as well much thinner will make it move out but set it alight and it will evaporate the thinners and seal off the paints.”
As perfectly as these paints and lacquers, Derek has made use of all forms of further components in his artwork, from sand and shards of glass to leaves and moss. Shoppers can even provide specific stones, gems and private images that can be included into the artwork. A short while ago he was approached by a female who had occur throughout his flaming artwork, and requested him to include her mother’s ashes into a portray. Getting an incredibly sensitive make a difference, it’s a little something Derek took on with great pleasure and care. He claims “Quite often folks are left with liked ones ashes and are not really confident what to do with them. Applying the ashes in a portray is a great way to commemorate a everyday living, and generates a little something near and private that can be held in the dwelling and more importantly in the family for yrs and yrs to occur.”
Even in his early yrs as a decorator, Derek’s forte was the use of colour, but he has often had the passion to experiment and make. What he is attaining now with his artwork has just been a pure development, all stemming from numerous yrs in the past when he was experimenting with decorative paint outcomes on his stone flooring. Now he has all the flexibility of expression he desires to make, on canvas, these fantastic performs of modern abstract artwork.
Artery Gallery has been a significant supporter of modern Scottish artists in excess of the yrs and proceeds to boost artist profiles, this kind of as that of Derek Collins. Derek has built giant leaps ahead in latest yrs and his artwork is incredibly much recognized and extremely sought following throughout Scotland and the United kingdom.
Derek is on consistent exhibition at Artery Gallery in both equally Crieff and St Andrews.
Log on to the Artery Gallery internet site at www.arteryuk.com to perspective Derek’s work or email [email protected]