THE FIRST exhibition of the year has opened at The Meffan in Forfar.
The exhibition, entitled A Ragged Line’, is by Dunbar-based artist Christopher Wood RSW, who is considered to be one of Scotland’s finest abstract artists.
The body of work on show reflects the evolution of Wood’s practice in a series of paintings and mixed media works which display the artist’s tenacity and skill; balancing instinctual, spontaneous marks with structural elements of composition.
Inspired by the artist’s coastal environment near his home in Dunbar, Wood’s palette is infused with the reflection and absorption of light to be found in ever changing elements of Scottish land and seascape.
Christopher trained at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with an Honours degree in Drawing & Painting in 1984. He has been a full-time professional artist since his first one-man exhibition in Edinburgh in 1987.
He is an elected Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), an
Elected Member of The Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and a Professional Member of The Glasgow Art Club.
He was president of the SSA from 2009 to 2011 and has been an elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) since 2006.
He has been the recipient of a number of awards and his work is hung in a number of important collections, both private and corporate, world-wide.
The exhibition at The Meffan is open Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Saturday, February 9 (admission free).