Artful Exhibition set to inspire students

Artful Exhibition set to inspire students
Lesley with her work at Callendar House

Art and Design students at Forth Valley College are being encouraged to visit an exciting Falkirk exhibition this winter featuring works from 25 Scottish artists including one of the College’s talented lecturers.

Creative Industries Lecturer Lesley Anne Derks is showing off her paintings at ‘Artful’ – a free exhibition at Falkirk’s Callendar Park House which started at the end of September and runs until Sunday 15 January 2023. It is open from 10am to 4pm each day and original exhibits from the artists are available for sale.

Lesley Anne, said: “Delighted to be involved in this exhibition in the lovely setting of Callendar House. Glad to bring my artwork to the local community. Being a lecturer at Forth Valley College this exhibition is a great opportunity for students to visit and get inspired by the work of 25 artists and crafts people from Scotland and beyond.”

Organisers Falkirk Leisure and Culture, said: “The exhibition will provide all the inspiration you will need for purchasing exceptional Christmas gifts for friends and family and it’s on your doorstep.

“It features work from a range of disciplines including ceramics, jewellery, painting, textiles, prints and card - producing one of a kind art works to take home – and is a unique and tantalising array of work will be on show from 25 artists and crafts people from Scotland and beyond.”

Lesley Anne graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 with a BA (hons) Fine Art Drawing and Painting.

Her early work was inspired by the lights of the Grangemouth petrochemical complex and this influence led her to painting predominantly cityscapes at night. More recently she has begun to explore lights in a different way, focusing on interiors, in particular chandeliers and the different lights they can convey.

She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and abroad with her work appearing in leading magazines and newspapers such as The Strand Magazine, Artists and Illustrators, Fine Art Collector and The Scotsman. She regularly works to commission and has produced work for Scottish Power and the Royal Navy.

For more information on the exhibition, click here. To find out more about Lesley Anne’s work visit her website here.