Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Drawing with pen

William Spurway demonstrated the versatility of pen and wash in his presentation to a good attendance of members at Gracefield, Dumfries, on Friday, February 15. After a slideshow of historical and modern examples of pen and ink drawing, he showed how to make and use a reed pen - using reeds from the river Nith.

  William Spurway, with reeds from the Nith

William's follow-up workshop on March 1 is already oversubscribed. Contact organiser Jane Howe if you want to go on a list in case of cancellations.

Spring show

Our "on the road" exhibition this year will be at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright from April 1 to 13, with handing-in on Sunday March 31. Volunteers will be needed to help staff the gallery. More details later.

December sales

Four works and some cards were sold from the society's show (below) at Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries, in December. There was a slight financial improvement on the equivalent show in 2017, though there were fewer sales.

Going digital

Hockney does it - do you? We mean using an iPad, smartphone or tablet to create original art. Or for making a quick sketch with an eventual "real" painting in mind. However you work, we would be glad to see examples of the way you use iPads etc. in connection with your art, for inclusion in a feature in our spring magazine and possibly for our website Gallery. Please email the editor with your images and a few words about them. Thanks!


The society's spring magazine will be published within the next few weeks. If you haven't received a postal copy of previous issues within the last year or so we may not have your correct address. If in doubt send your details to the web editor.



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