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About the Artist
Plenty of new work as well as retrospective. Portraits, seascape, landscape, monoprints, small sketches to large paintings in Oil, acrylic, watercolour and ink.
At present Christine's working on illustrative prints exploring the jacobite history of Stirling while continuing with a series of portraits of Bannockburn House volunteers.
Tea, coffee, cake and a lovely walk/cycle from town.
Christine McIver spent much of her childhood in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish borders, drawing or painting nearly every day throughout her childhood. She graduated from Grays' in 1984, having gone there intending to specialise in illustration, but was hooked instead by the experimental nature of printmaking. Christine taught Art in prisons, community settings and as a secondary school teacher until 2017. Working now on self selected projects means being self disciplined. So finding time to research is essential. Reading, sketching, museum visits, talks are all part of the creative process and important to making meaningful images.
Christine is currently working on portraits of a dozen volunteers from Bannockburn House as well as a Jacobite inspired series of prints for which she uses a gelatine plate technique, developed through much experimentation. Building up many layers of imagery, she enjoys using contrast to create a balance of colour and shape and texture in her illustrative prints. In her studio you can see retrospective and new work, with artwork on sale from small sketches to finished paintings. All commissions will be considered. And you can take part in a silent auction with the proceeds going to Mary’s Meals.
She will be leading a workshop at Bannockburn House on 12th June. Check Artist Events for more detail.
Although surrounded by countryside Christine’s studio at the foot of Abbeycraig is easily accessible by walking or cycling from the town.
In the morning workshop you will assemble and use a camera Lucida. A tool which artists have utilised to help with planning composition and perspective for at least two hundred years. Each attendee will make their own Lucida to take home. The afternoon workshop will be an introduction to making a feather quill pen and inks from oak galls, tea and prussian blue and a couple of other ingredients. You will be recreating writing materials similar to those used at the time when the house was the political centre for the seige of Stirling castle.The workshops will take place in the historical Bannockburn House, where you can channel the past for creative inspiration.
price for morning workshop is £40 per person and £30 for the afternoon workshop.
All materials will be included in the cost and there will be tea and coffee.
For more details or to book please email Christine at [email protected] or phone 07906518086
There are 10 places available for the morning workshop and 15 places in the afternoon.
DirectionsOn A907 head east from Causewayhead. Turn right to Cambuskenneth then left past Ricoh. For Active Travel take route 76 from city centre through Riverside over Cambuskenneth bridge continue out through the village towards Wallace monument for 600m.
Contact DetailsMob: 07906518086
Email: [email protected]