Nael Hanna, Living Elements,
45" x 54"
Preview Sunday 6 May 2001, 3 - 5
Then every day 12 to 5 pm except Thursdays
until 30 May.
Nael Hanna, who this year again
proved to be one of the major attractions of the Glasgow Art Fair, talks about
"I am interested in water, ....sound, ....nature, and am fascinated by the
changing colours on the seascape and sky. I enjoy looking for the rhythm
created by nature and the force of natural elements. I have a particular
interest in the Scottish coastline and have spent a great amount of time
studying the East Coast landscape around my home. Although I feel I should try
to escape from this subject at times, I am always drawn back to it, by the
sheer beauty of what I observe. The landscape and seascape change daily with
the seasons and can reflect changes in my mood. These changes are as subtle as
the colours in the landscape and I purposely use a soft blend of colours to
capture the atmosphere of the place. I follow the work of the people living in
these areas; the fishermen, and folks living around the harbour areas, as well
as the farmers working the land. I keep painting this subject because of the
beauty of the texture in both the sea and the land, which is reflected in the
thickness and texture of my paint."
Nael Hanna, April 2001
Maggie Vance's quirky works have
attracted a keen following in our mixed shows. Here we give her the space to
develop her theme - as ever, that of human life. Against the backdrop of a
recent trip to Florida, its Art Deco architecture and such infamous sites as
Versace's villa doorstep, Maggie captures moments of human frailty and comedy.
Always loving, never malicious, she succeeds in depicting each and every one of
us in an unguarded moment.