Meet the Zenwalls Gallery Team
An established multi award winning Scottish photographer with 30 years experience Allan works full time on abstract and classic material in both Scotland and abroad.
“I approach the Scottish landscape & architecture in classic and abstract forms. I also work in other genres such as travel, street & reportage.
I am inspired by nature and man-made creations but I don’t regard my role so much as an “originator” more as a “receiver transmitter”, whereby the beauty or essence of the subject passes through my eye, my heart and my hands. Reward manifests when others connect with and are also moved by the feeling or content delivered by the image. I never feel I own the subject or the two dimensional representations that are subsequently deliver forth to the public.
I value highly the quality of lyricism; a sense of story inherent that leads the viewer further into the image. Images with this quality are not so frequently realised but the experience of the initial encounter with the subject and the process of visualisation is something I still find truly exhilarating.”
Katy is a Socially engaged artist and visual artist originally from Northumberland. Her work aims to create social and political change through collaboration with individuals, groups or communities through the creation of participatory art. Katy completed her MA in Art and Social Practice with the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2019. Her current work responds to social inequality and seeks to reimagine our society, which feels increasingly important in the UK today.
I began my love of art at an early age, always a pencil in hand, moving on to attend Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and was fortunate to be tutored by Alberto Morrocco OBE, RSA, who had a commanding Picasso-like presence to which I naturally gravitated and introduced me to my first preferred style of cubism art. During my time at Jordanstone I achieved my M.A. in Art & Design balancing the practical with a strong research culture. I continued my career living and working in the Middle East and Spain which again has influenced my style and I now focus on modern, contemporary and pop art bringing together industrial design, architecture and pop culture.
I also head the curation team for the McMillan Art exhibition annually exhibiting existing artists and constantly on the lookout for new talent, influences and ideas.
I now have set up home in Peebles, until the wanderlust beckons again for the bright Mediterranean colours however, albeit home in Scotland or on an Italian beach is a legitimate and fecund subject for painting.