After co-ordinating artwork at the Acorn Centre for several years, Liz Young, will be exhibiting some of her own art work together with retired minister Bob Jones.
Liz attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee during the mid 70s, gaining a Diploma in Art for Drawing and Painting before teaching secondary school art in Dundee. After marrying husband Laurence, who was Head of Drama at Dyce Academy until the summer of 2010, and setting up home in Inverurie, she taught art in primary schools in Aberdeen and the Shire before starting a family.
Liz is once again, through her drawing and painting, capturing some of what she sees around her. Her exhibition features portraits, landscapes and animal studies in a mix of acrylics and pencil drawings. She is also exhibiting three works using an exciting new drawing/painting technique, the most well known proponent of which is world renowned artist, David Hockney, namely iPad artwork. A number of apps for the iPad are now available which allow artists to turn a stylus or even a finger into a drawing tool or a paintbrush. Liz says the hardest thing is convincing people that there is no computer trickery involved, that the actual artwork is produced by the artist using an extensive digital studio. Once created on the iPad the work can then be printed onto canvas or reproduced as photographic prints.
Bob Jones, also lives in Inverurie and took up painting after his retirement as minister at Marnoch Church in Aberchirder. He went into the ministry after 12 years as a chartered accountant. Bob finds acrylics more to his liking than watercolour and he says he also derives pleasure in dabbling in wood carving.