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Justine Glasgow

Justine Glasgow

Biography

Preferred Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Preferred Style: 
Undefined
Describe the extent of your talent as an artist: 
I work intuitively with colour, and paint instinctively. My work is influenced by my travels, youth arts work, visits to galleries, my mood and the people around me. My first solo exhibition took place in November 2001 in Belfast. My most recent exhibition was in the Salamander Gallery in May 2010 and my next is planned for 11 November 2011. I have been involved with youth arts for the past 7 years. From 2004 - 2009 I worked for the Creative Youth Partnership (CYP) on a specialist art team working with foster care children & teenagers and their families until CYP ceased in April 2009. I ran the Young Artists Group in Holywood Library from 2004 - 2009 and was an Ormeau Bath Gallery workshop facilitator from 2008 - 2009.
Describe your early memories of your emerging talent as an artist?: 
Painting as a child with my mother and grandfather, both taught me how to use water colours and oil
Formal Training: 
In 2007 I was awarded a bursary from the Arts Council to study for a Certificate in Youth Arts at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. I completed this with first class honours.
Other influences: 
“With each new work I embark on a powerful journey that draws on spontaneity and symbolism to bridge the gap between the conscious and the subconscious. Working this way, I reveal emotion, expression and symbolism, producing on occasion positive therapeutic paintings which capture the spirit of the moment. Each painting has a secret.”
Admired Artists: 
Matisse, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Modiliandi, Michael Smith, Ross Wilson and Carol Graham
Favorite Gallery: 
Tate Modern and National
Other Interests: 
Keeping fit

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