Saturday 4 May – Saturday 8 June 2019

Awarded the SSA Meffan Gallery Exhibition Prize at the Society’s 2018 Annual Exhibition, Pamela Tait and Erlend Tait present an exhibition of new work, including some collaborative pieces, at the Meffan Gallery.

A glass prism separates white light into a colour spectrum revealing its inherent beauty and with these new works we take information from our surroundings and explore the space between input and output. REFRACTOR comprises Pamela’s printmaking and drawings and Erlend’s paintings and stained glass, plus collaborative works.

Pamela Tait grew up in rural Aberdeen-shire and studied Drawing and Painting at Grays School of Art. She presently lives and works on the Black Isle with her husband, the artist Erlend Tait.

By exploring the lines and forms created by the overlapping branches of trees she creates a strong visual connection with nature and within her known environment, producing a narrative through her work and a sense of her very own Mythology.

In early 2016 she received funding through the Highland Visual Arts and Crafts Award Scheme and the Bet Low Trust to learn and incorporate
Printmaking into her practice.

Erlend Tait is an artist based in the Highlands of Scotland. He grew up on the Black Isle, spending holidays in Orkney, then studied Drawing & Painting at Grays School of Art. Following this, he focused his attention on stained glass, or ‘painting with light’ and learned the ancient techniques of the glass painter-stainer for over 10 years.

In 2005 he returned to the Black Isle with his wife, the artist Pamela Tait (with whom he also collaborates professionally), and now exhibits his drawings, paintings, and stained glass throughout Scotland and abroad.

The Meffan Gallery | 20 West High Street | Forfar | DD8 1BB

Image: Pamela Tait & Erlend Tait, Refractor (detail), oil, etched copper plate, intaglio ink, escutcheon pins on linen panel