Our invited exhibitors for 2016 are Greg Drumm and The Dundee Photographic Society
was born and grew up in Dundee, Scotland; he is a self taught artist
and from an early age he had a passion for drawing painting and craft
like disciplines. He wanted to go to Art College from school but was
persuaded by his parents to seek a ‘worthwhile’ career elsewhere.
He tells of a clinching / defining moment, with his interest in art “It all progressed I suppose from when I was given my first good oil paints which was a gift from my great aunt Margaret”. Painting for family and friends followed and he was commissioned a few times which led to a regular exhibition place in the old Acorn Gallery (Perthshire). His working career began in the RAF where he served for six years. After leaving the RAF he qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor and worked in the construction industry until a few years ago. During this time he was always sketching, drawing and painting – exhibiting with local art clubs and attending college courses for life drawing and landscape painting.
From an early age Greg has been involved in the great outdoors as his leisure pursuits of cycling, hill walking and climbing have taken him all around Scotland and Europe. He’s frequently been in and part of “the picture” camping out seeing sunrises, sunsets, stormy and wintery weather. He closely observed the changes that took place across the landscape over such short time lapse periods and then worked to find ways to recreate the vistas he’d seen onto canvas.
Greg paints in a variety of mediums, predominantly in pastels and acrylics and is passionate with the "hands on" soft pastel painting technique which gives fine subtleties of transition in the depth of tone he looks for.
His work has been on show in several galleries and is currently displayed in the Holroyd (Ballachulish), Aberfeldy Gallery, MacGregor Fine Arts (Glasgow), The Airport Gallery (Edinburgh) and Clam Jamfrie (Fort William). See more on Greg's website.
Dundee Photographic Society (DPS) is in its 131st year which makes it one of the oldest and longest established camera clubs in UK. DPS is well-known and respected in both Scottish and international photographic circles.
A wide range of photographic genres is catered for including
landscape, wildlife and plant photography. DPS meets on Monday
evenings from September to April in Meadowside St Paul's Halls,
Marketgait, Dundee. The photograph on the left is by Brian Clark.
The photograph on the left is by Brian Clark.
Visit www.dps-online.co.uk for further details