Artist supports Creative

ART LOVERS and artists should enjoy the next lecture in the Dundee Creative programme when Carnoustie-based artist Jim Dunbar will give a practical talk on his work.

A member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Jim is a weel-kent local personality having taught in Websters High, Kirriemuir, and Arbroath High School, for over 20 years before giving up ‘the day job’ to become a full-time artist in 1999.

Jim will be giving his address at Dundee College Gardyne Campus on Thursday, April 26, at 6.30 p.m.

The artist will be describing his experiences of painting the Angus landscape; his watercolour methods; materials and equipment used in developing on-site and studio works.

He explained: “Throughout my painting career I have concentrated on people, objects and places that have a strong connection to me in some way - family and close friends, collected objects and places where I have lived.

“The insight gained from having known my subject matter over time is important because of the spiritual element it brings to my work.

“Recently, I have focused on subjects around my home town of Carnoustie, exploring the connections between people and their environment.”

The Dundee Creative was formed by Dundee College to support and promote new talent and professional practitioners within the Creative Industries.

“We are delighted to have a local artist of the stature of Jim Dunbar helping support the Creative’s programme of lectures and events,” said Lorna Reith, head of creative and digital industries at Dundee College and a founder member of the Creative.