ABOUT

Shirley Kirkcaldy

 Fine Artist

Artist Profile

Shirley Kirkcaldy is a contemporary landscape artist living on Dartmoor in the South West, a location that greatly informs her work. She thrives on the solitude of wild and windswept places and, what she sees and feels in the landscape, inspires an explorative and experimental approach to her practice. Colour, light and texture are elements that feature significantly and form the foundation for what she aims to capture on canvas – an ‘intuitive response to a place and time’. Working expressively in a variety of media, images that exist in actuality, are transposed as reflections of the prolific drawings and visual notes she makes on location. In the studio, these combine with materials to explore ideas created and by subtracting or abstracting information, final images move further away from documentary and towards anonymity. Thus, she is inviting the viewer to form their own interpretation whilst always conveying a personal significance. Shirley’s work is represented in private collections in UK, USA and Europe and exhibits regularly throughout the year.

Shirley Kirkcaldy CV

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Education / Development

2018 – Printmaking [Monoprinting, Drypoint, Collagraph] 2016 – Defining Practice [1 year], Newlyn School of Art 2015 – Plymouth College of Art [Life Drawing]

2015 – Oils and techniques, Newlyn School of Art 2014 – Pastel techniques

2014 – Colour and Abstraction, Newlyn School of Art

2013 – Printmaking [Etching, Collagraph, Drypoint, Monotype] 2013 – PTLLS Adult Teaching Diploma

2011 – St Ives School of Painting [Creative Materials] 2008/11 – Various workshops and courses

Exhibitions

Solo

2016 – ‘Defining View’ – Dulwich, London 2014 – Flavel Centre – Dartmouth

2013 – Devon Open Studios, 360 Gallery – Plymouth 2012 – Colour and Light’, Art at the Works – Tavistock 2011 – Bistro One – Plymouth

2010 – Devon Open Studios, 360 Gallery – Plymouth

Collaborative

2018 – ‘Carn, Cove & Common Ground’ – Dulwich, London

2018 – ‘Carn, Cove & Common Ground’, Salthouse Gallery – St Ives

2018 – Wildwood Gallery, Landscape Exhibition – Dartmoor [Selected Exhibitor 2018 – Delamore Arts – Ivybridge, Devon [Selected Exhibitor]

2018 – Wildwood Gallery Spring Exhibition – Dartmoor

2017 – SWAc [South West Academy] – Exeter [Selected Exhibitor] 2017 – ‘Sea Moor, See More’, Harbour House Gallery – Kingsbridge 2017 – Defining Boundaries’ -Harbour House Gallery – Kingsbridge 2015 – Salcombe Contemporary Art Fair [Selected Exhibitor]

2014 – Devon Open Studios, 360 Gallery – Plymouth 2013 – Mariners Gallery, – St Ives [Selected Exhibitor] 2012 – Phoenix Centre – Exeter [Selected Exhibitor] 2009 – Eddystone – South Hams

Representation

Tidal Gallery, Kingsbridge Wildwood Arts Gallery, Dartmoor

 

Texts and Articles

2018 – Featured artist ‘Devon Life’ magazine [May] 2017 – Featured artist ‘Dartmoor’ magazine [December]

 

Nominations / Awards

2014 – Finalist “Up and Coming Artist”, Fine Art Trade Guild.

 

Memberships

Drawn totheValley                   West Country Artists

DevonArtistsNetwork               Pastel Society SAA Professional Member

 

Represented in private collections in UK, USA and Europe

 

 

Shirley Kirkcaldy

Experience

2016 [Feb-Dec]

Defining Practice, Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall

2015

Creative Painting, Plymouth College of Art

2015

Life Drawing, Plymouth College of Art

2014/15

Landscape as Power and Emotion, James Tatum

2014/15

New Pastel School

2015

Oil with Pallet Knife, Neil Pinkett, Newlyn School of Art

2014

Colour and Abstraction, Gareth Edwards, Newlyn School of Art

2013

Printmaking [
etching, collagraph, monotype], Mary Gillett, Devon

2011

Creative Materials, St Ives School of Painting

2008-2013

Various workshops and courses

Exhibitions

Scheduled Oct 2016

“Defined View”, Dulwich, London SE22 9EU

June 2014

Flavel Centre, Dartmouth

September 2013

Devon Open Studios, 360 gallery, Plymouth

November 2012

Colour and Light, Art at the Works, Tavistock, Devon

April – May 2011

Bistro One, Plymouth

September 2010

Devon Open Studios, 360 gallery, Plymouth

Collaborative

August 2015

Salcombe Contemporary Art Fair [Selected Exhibitor]

September 2014

Devon Open Studios, 360 Gallery, Plymouth

May 2013

Mariners Gallery, St Ives

September 2012

Phoenix Centre, Exeter

November 2009

Eddystone, South Hams

Media

Oil, Acrylic, Pastel [soft and oil], Charcoal, Graphite, Ink]

Nominations / Awards

Finalist for “Up and Coming Artist of the Year” 2015 – Fine Art Trade Guild

Memberships

West Country Artists

Pastel Society

Drawn to the Valley

Devon Artists Network

SAA Professional Member

Work Currently Exhibited At:

Mayflower Arts Gallery, Barbican, Plymouth

Hope Cove Gallery, South hams

Drawn to the Valley

360 Gallery, Plymouth [Resident Artist]

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