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Glasgow: The Art of the City is on September 10 and 11  Picture: Liz Reid
Glasgow: The Art of the City is on September 10 and 11Liz Reid

Sketching Glasgow's people and buildings

Frank Boyle and Liz Reid are local artists

Glasgow’s people and buildings are the subject of a pop-up exhibition - 'Glasgow: The Art of the City'.

Two local artists, Frank Boyle and Liz Reid, will be showing at New Glasgow Society’s shopfront venue on Argyle Street, by Kelvingrove museum.

Both artists are from the Glasgow area and studied illustration and printing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, though at separate times.

Frank worked until 2016 as an award-winning political cartoonist for the local and national press and now concentrates on drawing and painting, working out of Wasps Artists Studios at the Briggait.

Both artists work extensively on location
Both artists work extensively on location

Liz is an artist and designer, working full-time in local government communications graphic design, but spends her free time ‘urban sketching’ capturing city scenes.

Liz said: “We're both fascinated by the architecture of Glasgow and the contrast between magnificent public buildings like Kelvingrove and seemingly 'ordinary' tenements that still have the most amazing towers, turrets and sandstone ornaments.

 

We're both fascinated by the architecture of Glasgow and the contrast between magnificent public buildings like Kelvingrove and seemingly 'ordinary' tenements that still have the most amazing towers, turrets and sandstone ornaments.

Liz Reid

 

“Frank has some fantastic paintings of landmark buildings across Glasgow, while I always seem to get sidetracked by the more neglected corners of the city – railway bridges and buildings on the brink of demolition or decay.

“Though we both have the same observational approach, our different styles are a good contrast to each other so we hope our joint exhibition will show a view of Glasgow and the diversity of its built environment that has broad appeal."

Liz Reid and Frank Boyle
Liz Reid and Frank Boyle

Both artists work extensively on location, responding to the built environment around them and recording everyday scenes and events.

The joint exhibition will focus primarily on Glasgow, with subjects encompassing people in cafés and on buses, and street corners and tenement views as well as some of Glasgow’s landmark buildings.

The exhibition is at New Glasgow Society’s shopfront venue on Argyle Street
The exhibition is at New Glasgow Society’s shopfront venue on Argyle Street
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