Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Landscapes and Birds of Scotland Exhibition - RGI Kelly Gallery

Leo du Feu

Landscapes and Birds of Scotland, RGI Kelly Gallery, 4th-19th October 2013

Leo du Feu is a Scottish watercolour artist based in Edinburgh. Landscapes and Birds of Scotland, Leo's fifth Scottish solo show and first with the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art's Kelly Gallery, will feature a big selection of sketches and paintings from his regular travels around Scotland. 

Leo is a keen birdwatcher and supporter of conservation. He volunteers regularly for the RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). The more his interest in birds grows teh more he finds them flying, hopping and swimming into his paintings.

Very often Leo's work is from life, out of doors. As such he works a lot in watercolour or pencil and watercolour. Acrylic paintings are created back in his studio in Linlithgow, overlooking his father's large produce and wildlife-filled garden.

Leo graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002.  He has received funding and awards from the Bet Low Trust, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW), and the Royal Over-Seas League.

Many of Leo's explorations are thanks to ScotRail's generous ongoing support of his projects. In the past Leio has also been supported by SYHA Hostelling Scotland, and recently Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative have offered a bike to further the reach of his rail journeys.

Leo's new book Landscapes and Birds of Scotland: an Artist's View is to be published in time for Christmas 2013. May of the works from the Kelly Gallery exhibition will feature in teh book.

Leo's work can be seen at www.leodufeu.co.uk

His blog documents his travel and nature experiences: www.landscapeartnaturebirds.blogspot.com

Landscapes and Birds of Scotland. 4th-19th October 2013
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
RGI Kelly Gallery
118 Douglas Street
Glasgow
G2 4ET
Tel: 0141 248 6386
gallery@royalglasgowinstitute.org