What could be better than gathering a group of artists who are scattered across this much over looked part of rural South Lanarkshire and who in the main don’t know each other and putting together an exhibition on a shared theme.
This time Tinto, our much loved fire hill, is the source of inspiration in a show at the Tolbooth, Lanark called 36 Views of Tinto, a homage to Hokusai’s famous 36 Views of Mount Fuji.
The last exhibition in October was inspired by the Falls of Clyde – Romance of the Falls.
So, a short blog of appreciation for all the artists …
What really strikes me about doing a group show with these people, whom I am just getting to know, is what intelligent, interesting, creative, easy going, solution orientated people artists are.
Artists are great!
It takes passion and courage to be an artist and a lot of self awareness.
To me it beggars belief that folk still think of artists as ‘mad’ and are quite happy to say it to their face, even if it is in jest. I am not being PC here, far from it, but making a point that sometimes we don’t question our assumptions.
For more musings in a blog called ‘Mad’ – click here! : )
So my thought for this morning is this – the world needs people with these amazing capacities as advisors, inspirers and general ‘earth angels’!
I love artists!