Appetising array of local artists’ work

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AN array of colourful and diverse work is currently on display at The Meffan in Forfar in the latest exhibition by The Artists’ Lunch - a group of well known professional artists from Angus, Fife and Dundee.

The group members work in a wide variety of media such as print-making, watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels and encompass a comprehensive range of subject matter and artistic styles.

Founded about 20 years ago, the Artists’ Lunch was the brainchild of the late Lil Neilson, a distinguished painter, and printmaker Sheila Macfarlane. Another early founder member was printmaker Barbara Robertson, who is the present chairman of the group.

Several of the present membership of around 20 artists are keen printmakers as well as painters, and make use of the printmaking facilities at the DCA in Dundee.

Allan Beveridge, Elizabeth Shepherd, Eugen Jarych, Dawson Murray, John Johnstone, Margaret MacLeod and Ruth Walker have all been, or are presently, members there.

Artists’ Lunch members come from both sides of the Tay, including Pat Edgar and Liz McCarthy from Dundee. Angus members include Meg and Lawrie Harris, Tam Barber and Mike Turpie. Members from Fife include Jim Barclay, Anne d’Espremenil, Rufus McKidd and Liz Murray. Many of the artists involved in this exhibition have shown widely throughout the country and their work is held in both public and private collections.

The exhibition, entitled “An Appetite for Art”, runs until Saturday, July 30 - admission free.

The Meffan is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.