Brechin Town House Museum will be hosting an unusual exhibition this month - the works of a local artist’s web blog.
The exhibition ‘David Adam Sketchbook’ records the artistic wanderings and nature diary of Brechin artist, David Adam, as he walks and sketches the hills and glens of Angus.
Included in the exhibition will be a selection of pastel works on paper that are sketched outdoors in all weathers.
There will also be a set of illustrated books describing David’s various adventures in the mountain landscape, its flora and fauna, conservation issues and historical stories.
“Using pastels for outdoor sketching is a direct and quick technique to capture colour, mood and movement especially in the Scottish highlands where the weather can be fierce,” explained David.
“I do not use photographs for sketch references, so through sharing colour and line directly from nature, raw sketches done on the spot can reveal so much more about a place and allows us to share in that moment.
“The end result of producing a sketch as an art object is not that important to me but the experience of being, appreciating and fulfilling a creative process out in the wilds is more than enough spiritual sustenance.
“I can share my studio space with golden eagles, mountain hares, adders and red deer.
“Scotland has a precious wealth of nature and landscape and I hope to celebrate that in this exhibition”
The exhibition runs from the Saturday, August 10, until Tuesday, September 10
The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An opening event will take place on Friday, August 9, at 7 p.m., to which all are welcome.
David’s online web blog can be found at http://davidadamsketchbook.blogspot.co.uk/