First mixed group for Arcaro Arts

Printmaking artist, Jane Keenan with her work
Printmaking artist, Jane Keenan with her work

A north-east mother is one of three artists joining forces as part of Arcaro Art’s first mixed group exhibition this week.

Jane Keenan, along with Christine Coutts and Fiona Gauld, are exhibiting their painting, printmaking and photography work from Saturday, November 16 to Friday, November 22 at the Kirk Street gallery.

Speaking to the Buchanie, printmaking artist Jane said: “I am excited and it is really nice to have an exhibition with the other girls, it will be a great mix of work which will complement each other.

“It is nice to have something in Peterhead, but doing an exhibition with a ten week old is tiring!”

Jane, who lives in New Deer, graduated from art college in 1998 and said: “I went off into the world of employment for ten years andI only took this up again four years ago.

“I have always loved art, I always wanted to go to college to study it - printmaking is my passion.”

Jane’s work involves taking images and exposing them on a computer before placing them on silk screen to create instant art.

She explained: “I love to get pictures and do cut outs to make them look 3D, for example when I have pictures of flowers, I cut the leaves out to make them a bit more interesting to look at.”

The next exhibition to take place at Arcaro Arts will be ‘Touch Wood’ by mother and daughter Liz and Lizzie Alderdice, which will kick off on Saturday, November 23 from 1pm to 3pm.