Exhibition in Broughty Ferry

RENOWNED artist Francis Boag is holding an art exhibition of ‘Pastoral New Paintings’ at Eduardo Alessandro Studios, 30 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry.

Francis Boag was born in Dundee in 1948 and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the late 1960s where his tutors included Alberto Morrocco and David McClure.

He continued to develop his painting throughout a successful teaching career, leading to being appointed Head of Art at Aberdeen Grammar School in 1989. It was his subsequent move to the North East which signalled a major change of direction in his work.

Initially drawing his inspiration from the colour and texture found within the surrounding landscape, Francis started to exhibit commercially in 1995 and quickly built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting contemporary landscape painters.

He now exhibits widely throughout the UK and attracts attention from an international market, and his subject matter has developed to embrace the colour and splendour of Mediterranean subjects and wherever his travels may take him.

Since 2003 his images have featured regularly as cards for the international children’s charity, UNICEF. He is the only Scottish artist to be included in their fine art collection.

In 2009, in collaboration with leading Scottish photographer Andy Hall, Francis produced a book, ‘The Mearns Distilled’, as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the landscape which is so central within his paintings.

The exhibition opens tomorrow (Saturday) and runs until September 29.