Alma Wolfson: A Painter’s Passion

Alma Wolfson, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (Textile Design) has a long-established career and celebrates her 80th birthday with a new solo exhibition, the first in her home city of Glasgow!

Alma Wolfson: A Painter’s Passion

About Alma Wolfson: A Painter’s Passion

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As a student of Bob Stewart, she learnt to paint outdoors, with all the challenges this presents - wind and weather - capturing many earthy colours, the effects of the weather and the changing light and atmosphere of Scottish landscapes in all seasons. Inspired by the works of Joan Eardley and William Gillies, she has developed her own style of painting, embedding her own personal responses into her work.

This exhibition also features never previously exhibited drawings of her much loved subjects of working horses, working ships and boats, and musicians with their instruments. She relates the flow and tranquillity in their movements in perfect physical union to the calmness she feels when painting in the landscape. Always drawing in situ, for Wolfson, the act of drawing and painting is selfish and risk-taking, providing the adrenaline she needs to plunge into her work.

Wolfson says: “Painting and drawing are two separate activities for me. It is the feel of the paint on the brush, the inexactitude of the marks of a loaded brush, it is a record of my feelings on that day in that place, not a postcard of the view. The quality and fluidity is important, the manipulation of paint, pencil or pastels is like music, there are as many ways to compose a painting, as there is to compose a piece of music, each is unique.”

We will be exhibiting nearly 60 works, paintings, drawings and watercolours.
Opening Saturday 23rd April, it will run till 14th May 2022.

Throughout her long career she has won numerous awards, and has exhibited throughout the UK including at the Royal Academy, London and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. She is a long-time exhibitor with Compass Gallery and Gerber Fine Art. Her work is held in many private and public collections including The Scottish Arts Council; Bank of Scotland; University of Glasgow and Painting in Hospitals.

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