Liz Douglas & Susie Leiper’s new exhibition explores the subtle and shy and often intense and thought-provoking experiences of being in the landscape. Inspired by the book The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd the artists take us on a journey of appreciation beyond the wholly visible and describe their own poetic encounters through paint and calligraphy.
They don’t convey the refined, perfect blue-sky day. Like the hills, their work is sometimes wonderfully unpredictable and untamed whilst cleverly describing the details of their experiences. The pools, the edges, the weather, the light and the air are just some of the essential components that make up the whole, the total mountain.
Nan Shepherd wrote that the ‘mountain has an inside’. And it is this that is celebrated here.
Liz Douglas, Susie Leiper
19 May 2018 – 16 June 2018
Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, Fife