Traveller’s dreams at The Meffan

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THE LATEST exhibition at The Meffan Gallery in Forfar is by June Carey.

A Traveller’s Dreams brings together for the first time a selection of work which has been inspired by different cultures throughout the world.

Countries such as Malta, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Poland, amongst others, have all influenced the work in this exhibition.

June said: “I have found that my work is inspired by seeing and experiencing the new and unusual. Foreign travel offers me this opportunity and always inspires new work. When I am in another country I seek out objects which I am drawn to and have a strong feeling about.

June began her art education in the 1960s at Glasgow School of Art. In 1982 she became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and began a lifelong love affair with printmaking. Discovering etching brought about a turning point in her work and career; she found the process of making an etching set her imagination free, and she has been exhibiting her work widely throughout Britain and abroad since.

June has won many awards and her work can be found in many private collections. She has had 13 solo exhibitions and has exhibited her work in more than 50 prestigious group exhibitions at home and abroad. She has been elected to serve on the councils of most of the major Scottish art societies and currently serves on the council for the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW). The exhibition is free and runs until Saturday, May 25 (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays).