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Simon Laurie - Jock MacInnes - Astrid Trügg

6 October 4 November 2018

Private View, Friday 5 October 6-8pm

Our next exhibition features three artists whose work has a common thread; a fascination

and understanding of texture, colour and form. The work of Simon Laurie, Jock MacInnes

and Astrid Trügg draws inspiration from many sources, but the St Ives artists Ben

Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Wilhelmina Barns Graham and Terry Frost as well as William

Scott, Braque and Morandi have all had a lasting influence.

Simon Laurie’s work, whether his stylised still life, abstract landscapes or simplistic heads,

has a natural rhythm, skilfully balancing shapes, colour and texture. Multiple layers of paint

are drawn and scratched into, producing tactile, textured surfaces punctuated by the

simplified shapes of the everyday objects in his still lifes, hedgerows and fields in the

landscapes and facial features of his small heads.

Jock MacInnes, like Simon, graduated from Glasgow School of Art and taught there for a

number of years before pursuing his own painting career. Still life and landscape are the

main focus of Jock’s work with the sights and sounds of the West Coast of Scotland and the

harbours and villages around Collioure in the South of France featuring strongly. Texture

again is an important part of Jock’s work, painting onto gesso-prepared boards and canvases

and then scratching and scraping away the layers to leave a natural, weathered feel.

Astrid Trügg studied at Utrecht School of Art and Leith School of Art, and now lives in

North Berwick and works from her studio in Edinburgh. Again texture, form and colour are

key building blocks in Astrid’s work. Working into the many layers of gesso and paint

produces interesting textures onto which antique newspaper collage adds a feeling of

nostalgia. The everyday objects that are carefully arranged in Astrid’s still life pieces appear

simplified, the perspective altered but the resulting forms balance perfectly with her vibrant

and harmonious choices of colour.

Although all three artists employ similar techniques and share similar artistic influences

each has evolved their own instantly recognisable, idiosyncratic style.

Notes to Editors:

Fidra Fine Art

Fidra Fine Art was set up in 2012 trading from their home in North Berwick but have now

moving to new premises on Main Street in Gullane. With an interest in traditional and

contemporary Scottish painting, Fidra Fine Art exhibit a regularly changing line up of solo

and small group shows from emerging and established Scottish artists as well as more

historic pieces from the past 100 years.

Alan Rae, 7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street), Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2AD

+44 (0)1620 249389 -

Simon Laurie Greek Kitchen Acrylic on Board 32 x 44 inches

Jock MacInnes Tidal Waves, Prestwick Acrylic on Gesso Board 24 x 26 inches

Alan Rae, 7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street), Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2AD

+44 (0)1620 249389 -

Astrid Trügg Still Life with Lobster & Jug Mixed Media on Panel 50cm x 50cm

Alan Rae, 7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street), Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2AD

+44 (0)1620 249389 -