Guest Artists

We have several guest artists whose work we exhibit, not necessarily all at once. They are all well established in their practice and we detail brief biographies of each. More details are available on request.

Rikki o`Neill from Newport is an illustrator by profession as well as being an internationally awarded photographer, until recently chairman of the Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Fellowship awards. He exhibits, lectures and judges widely and many of his quirky illustrations are created from many photographs. He also paints and recently decorated one of the penguins for the Maggie Centre project. His work is on art paper, both framed, unframed and as cards. We try always to have some of Rikki`s work in stock.He decorated an Oor Wullie for the 2019 project, but it was on display in Aberdeen rather than Dundee.

Claire McVinnie from Tayport is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee with a BDes (hons) in illustration and printmaking. She works in many innovative printmaking mediums and is a Print Studio Coordinator at Dundee Contemporary Arts, tutoring many courses. She produces screenprints, collagraphs and uses natural materials as well as a laser cutter. A new range is Popped Icon screenprints and cards which we have in stock. These are very affordable unusual high impact works at reasonable prices.

Aine Scannell from Dunfermline is a printmaker of vast experience whose work is in many collections, having exhibited world wide. She is a BA Hons.Fine Art, MA Printmaking and MFA European. She is a figurative artist, creating artwork concerned with the nature of human relations, her work ranges from miniature prints and books through to very large sizes. Much of her work is monoprints. We carry a small range of her work.She recently finished a commission of 50 intaglio prints for the V & A, London.

Vivienne Sillar is a Ceramic Artist, studied at Grays School of Art Aberdeen 1976 -1980, then worked in a variety of Galleries and from 2000 taught ceramics and art and design theory at Chesterfield College. She now works full time as an artist, spending part of her time on the Isle of Arran where most of the inspiration comes for her work. The clay sculptures are burnished then smoked outside with a mixture of sawdust, seaweed, and other leaves to give the unique texture and feel. The fluid streamlined shapes of sea creatures and birds are a gift for an artist and from childhood she has been drawn to seals and seabirds, all seen from walking along the beach on Arran

Kirstie Behrens from Pittenweem  practices at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, specialising in etching, mainly trees and landscape, well known for her panoramic style. She has exhibited widely, RSA, RGI and many more. Her family are all artists and she is a new, emerging young talent to watch as she progresses.She recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Fine Art. Her tall blue etchings of trees are much admired.

Scott Hudson from Dundee, is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone in Illustration and Printmaking and is employed at Dundee Contemporary Arts in the print studio and education dept. He has exhibited internationally, tutors workshops, even teaching fish printing in the Arctic. He coordinated Dundee Print Collective and is heavily involved in Risosoup Collective. In 2017, he was heavily involved in Dundee Design Festival, creating cardboard Print City, filling one floor of West Ward Works.

Evelyn White from Stanley, near Perth  works on printmaking at Wasps Creative Exchange Studios, Perth working in screenprint, etching/drypoint and monoprints. She also paints using water based medium and often her work is mixed media with collage. She is known for her vibrant use of colour. She is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and a member of Scottish Society of Artists and Visual Arts Scotland.

Richard White, Evelyn`s husband is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, taught art and also paints. Many of his prints are collagraphs and his distinctive style makes use of dark colours involving carborundum. He has exhibited widely.

Anne Russell, from near Dundee says sky, light and weather are her inspiration.Born and brought up in Orkney she graduated BA(Hons) Fine Art Drawing and Painting from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen in 1986. In the 1980`s she received several young printmaker awards, from RA and CCA Galleries. She is a member of SSA and now works out of the DCA Print Studio where she worked at one stage of her career. Her work is widely shown in galleries and open submission exhibitions.We also have a selection of her greeting cards.

Anne Skinner, DA is a Dundee based artist, a Drawing and Painting graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She worked as a lecturer in the Fine Art department of Dundee College for 27 years, teaching a wide variety of art and design while continuing her practice as a visual artist. She has exhibited in major open exhibitions, RSW, RSA, VAS and RGI where she achieved the Langside College award.Anne`s work is concerned with the fragments of memories and images which remain in our minds, long after the experience has passed. She aims to evoke a sense of time or place through her practice and develops her ideas from observation and interprets them using a variety of methods and disciplines.

Keryn Evely from Auchterarder initially studied at Edinburgh University followed by teacher training and taught in primary school. At this time, an interest in jewellery making was pursued, initially through evening classes then as a full time student at Glasgow School of Art. Specialising in vitreous enamel on precious metals this became her career for the next decade then was combined with teaching for the Dyslexia Institute in Glasgow, then Perth and Dundee. A house move and lack of space meant the jewellery ceased and she tried a variety of printmaking courses at DCA and elsewhere. Now retired from teaching, an interest in Linocut and other techniques are being developed.

Malcolm Thomson trained as a photographer on leaving school, apprenticed to a commercial studio, learning all aspects of commercial photography. For many years he worked with Viking Studios in Dundee then ran a small process lab, ending up at Wasps Studio where he practised as a photographer, exhibiting widely. For many years he taught traditional photography at DCA as well as school workshops. Alas, Malcolm was  restricted by declining health but still used single use film camera and a compact digital camera. Sadly he died at the end of October 2019 but we hope to feature a retrospective exhibition of his work in 2021/2022

Lera Grant from Cupar was born and grew up in Russia in Tajikstan in the Pamir mountains. She graduated from Moscow Institute of Contemporary Arts as an artist and designer. She worked as a graphic designer and photographer until a move took her to India, studying at Chennai College of Fine Arts. She has lived in Scotland since 2010 working as a graphic designer and photographer and since 2013 has explored different printmaking techniques at DCA print studio. She has exhibited in Russia, India and UK.

Allan Beveridge who sadly died early in 2017 came from Tayport, initially worked in printing and bookselling then graduated in Drawing and Painting in 1977 from Duncan of Jordanston College, Dundee, gaining a post grad Diploma in 1978. He was an art teacher for many years and was associated with Dundee Print Studio as a technician and etching tutor for many years, seeing the Print Studio evolve from the Seagate Gallery into DCA. His work is in many collections, including the McManus Galleries, Dundee and much of his work is still on sale. We carry several pieces, mainly unframed of his etching work.

Brian Ballantine practised for 40 years as an architect in Dundee area after graduating at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Architecture, he was always interested in drawing and after retiral attended evening classes at Duncan of Jordanstone to develop drawing skills often working with graphite and watercolours. He then attended etching courses at Dundee Contemporary Arts and got hooked, much of his work being drypoint etching. His inspiration comes from outdoors, from nature and the sea, often featuring boats.

Dawson Murray, RSW, is a distinguished printmaker studying at Glasgow School of Art 1961 - 1966. He then studied in Venice and Sicily and on return spent 35 years in art education. He now has 50 years experience in etching and is an associate of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers. He has exhibited widely in many prestigious exhibitions and we are pleased to have his work on show. Dawson sadly is now severely disabled but did continue printmaking until recently with the help of an art graduate carer who had to follow his exact instructions.

Maggie Zerafa, from the Isle of Skye completed a BA in Ceramic Design at Monash University, Melbourne in 1992, then embarking on a 3 year apprenticeship in Japan under eminent ceramic artist Ryo Suzuki. She then worked with established potters in France and UK, opening her own studio on Skye in 2000. In 2012 she spent a year in France experimenting with Raku and building a woodfired kiln.

Her work is influenced by both Japanese and European traditions and in recent years she has been exploring crystalline glazes, first discovered in China during the Sung Dynasty, AD 960 to 1279. This is an involved process of repetetive heating, cooling and reheating. The process creates unpredictable jewel like surfaces studded with crystals, each piece being unique.

Libby Scott is a Highland Perthshire artist capturing the drama of the remote Scottish landscape. She is drawn to the relationship between the weather and the land, expressing her feeling in connection with the energy, the environment and drama of the atmosphere. She is drawn to open panoramic vistas where the drama of approaching weather is played out. Her work starts on location, sketching and painting directly from the scene.

Libby graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2001 in Ceramics then had several jobs, but it was while working in Perthshire as an offroad driving instructor that she started to sketch during breaks and from there developed into a full time career.

Liz Myhill, RSW is a Scottish artist whose observational works span a wide subject matter. Walking, watching and recording, fleeting or lengthy study allow her to gain a connection and a sense of place, her field works being developed into painting or printmaking.

Liz has a deep rooted connection to the Isle of Skye and the islands and wild places fascinate and provide a wealth of inspiration. Liz has also made expeditions further afield, India, Cuba, Central and South America and USA. Her work is regularly hung at RSA, RGI of Fine Arts and RSS of Painters and Watercolour, where she is a professional member. She has received many awards, RSW Windsor & Newton award, RGI David Cargill award, Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant and SWLA John Busby Seabird Drawing Course Award.

Jenna McDonald is a Scottish jewellery designer, creating contemporary colourful jewellery crafted from anodised aluminium and silver. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2009, working for several large companies as a visual merchandiser, then ran a contemporary craft boutique in Crieff. From 2016 she has run jewellery making workshops and tutors at Central Scotland School of Jewellery. She now has a workshop and studio at the recently completed Perth Creative Exchange where she also runs classes in jewellery making.