An Exhibition of Fine Contemporary Etchings by two Leading International Printmakers.
Westacott is an Australian artist who lives near Dornoch in the highlands of Scotland and Arnold is an Australian artist who splits his life between France, Scotland and the remote west coast of Tasmania, where he currently runs a thriving international gallery.
Homage to Bewick, Cadzow, features as a significant work within this exhibition and is by Ian Westcott. The image depicts a particular oak tree from a group known as the Cadzow oaks. These impressive old oaks, dating back to the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 are located near the town of Hamilton.
Bewick has been an on-going influence on Ian Westcott’s work, there is an interesting parallel between how both artists have used their experience of landscape to inform their love of nature and drawing.
With regard to Ian’s practice as a whole, he etches tree portraits, focusing on rare, historical or significant trees and recording them, directly to the plate. They are beautiful and remarkable examples of fine etching, which is an art form that is fast disappearing from the world.
7 July - 29 August 2012 at the Celia Lendis Contemporary, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswolds. www.celialendis.com