This just in to the BHB Newsroom regarding the opening of an exhibition by local artist Catriona Herd:
Artist’s Reception — Wednesday, November 3, 5pm – 8pm
Solo Exhibition by New York-based Scottish painter Catriona Herd
“Seeing The Color”
Callahan Center Gallery, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201
Exhibition runs November 1 through November 30, 2010
Brooklyn-based Scottish painter Catriona Herd brings her latest exhibition to the Callahan Center Gallery at St. Francis College in
Brooklyn Heights for the month of November 2010.
Examples of Herd’s latest work can be seen at catrionaherd.com
The show caps a busy two-year period for the painter that involved sketching trips to Scotland, France, Portugal, California, West
Virginia, Colorado and successful exhibitions in Manhattan, Edinburgh and Brooklyn.
In 2009, Herd won a scholarship to paint at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado.
One of Herd’s works — “Copper Tree, Evora, Portugal” — recently won a Jean Gates Award in New York.
Herd paints landscapes in oil from extensive plein air sketches done all over the United States and Europe.
Herd, who also paints the figure, graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland in the 1980s after five years of study including a postgraduate year and selection to paint at the Hospitalfield House master class.
Herd’s teachers at Dundee included veteran Scottish painters James Morrison, Alberto Morocco and Jack Knox, who was a major influence.
Following stints in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and New Zealand, Herd settled in Brooklyn in 2003.