Published: 10 November 2016
Rich in texture, bold in colour and joyously expressive, this exhibition celebrates the work of James Harrigan and Mike Healey, two of the most prominent landscape painters of their generations.
Graduates of the Glasgow School of Art, for many years Harrigan and Healey were also figures of enormous inspiration to many aspiring artists, both with highly successful teaching careers (Healey was appointed senior lecturer at Glasgow School of Art where he worked until 1997 and still teaches at Lincoln University). Harrigan and Healey are both regarded as highly acclaimed and successful professional artists who continue to inspire with their distinctive and original work.
Harrigan has exhibited widely in Scotland and throughout the UK and has been the winner of the Scotsman Art Competition (1996) and the prestigious Laing Art Competition (1990). As well as a passion for his local scenery of the East Coast of Scotland, Harrigan travels extensively, drawing on inspiration from various parts of the world to create beautiful, painterly scenes, often with traces of human life threaded throughout.
Healey has exhibited extensively throughout his career in London, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, Bermuda, Japan and has work in several public, corporate and private collections worldwide. Combining dramatic use of paint and striking use of colour, Healey's plein air landscapes, seascapes and still life's capture the true essence of the artist's surroundings, with remarkable results.