Superfly: New Art Exhibition from Angus Grant
THE LONG ROOM, LOGIE STEADING VISITOR CENTRE, JUNE 30 – JULY 8, 10am – 5pm daily.
Craftsman and artist Angus Grant’s new exhibition, Superfly, is inspired by his love of fishing. It is the first time that Grant has exhibited in Moray.
Grant’s new work takes inspiration from fishing on the lochs of the Cairngorms National Park, especially Loch Morlich at Glenmore.
In these new works, he is concerned with showing the eerily beautiful underwater light. The paintings show the world below the surface of the loch – where colourful fishing flies try to entice salmon and trout.
Grant said: “These paintings have been great fun to work on, particularly in trying to capture the play of light on and through the water. I love the abstract shapes that are created by the reflection and ripples. In the past, I’ve painted the scenes either above or below the water. Here I’m trying to show both. It’s all about showing how the bubbles and ripples distort the reflective film of the water. I am really looking forward to exhibiting at Logie Steading for the first time. It’s a great venue.”
As well as paintings, Grant’s popular pine prints of Cairngorm beauty spots and his range of ceramic mugs with animal illustrations will be on sale.
The exhibition will be open daily, 10am-5pm. The Long Room is beside the Farm and Garden Shop.
About the Artist
Angus Grant is a painter and craftsman, based in the Cairngorms National Park.
His work is inspired by this beautiful location and the changing light on the landscape. In particular, his paintings feature the lochs and mountains of the region. Angus’s love of fishing is also an important part of his recent collections. He loves to explore the lochs of the Cairngorms and beyond, often finding inspiration instead of fish. Angus says: “Time spent walking or fishing is never wasted and constantly throws up new ideas and imagery to use in my pictures.”
Angus initially studied art at Central St Martins School of Art, before going on to study jewellery design at Middlesex University. Here he specialised in Japanese-style carving and acrylic. He taught Western Jewellery Design at the National Institute of Jewellery Design in Gudgerat, where he also learned about traditional goldsmithing. After university, he worked for jewellery designer Kirt Holmes in London. He returned to the Highlands in the early 2000s to start his own jewellery business. Angus currently teaches art and design at Grantown Grammar School and tutors the Spey Art Group, where he runs various art workshops.