Heather McClelland’s BOLD YET TENDER exhibition is inspired by the local geography and takes in an eclectic mix of portraiture, life drawing and landscape. The works on display at Art Post Uki are part of her new series “Contours of the Caldera”’.
“I enjoy creating layers in my work, playing with colour and print effects, says Heather. In my search for form and perspective surprises often spring to life on the canvas”.
Heather and her husband Brian arrived in Uki in 2010 and have cemented a place for themselves within the local community through art, charity work and music. Heather has had a career as secondary teacher and therapist, and taught for eight years in Bangladesh, where she and Brian formed an ongoing relationship with an NGO called Symbiosis. Symbiosis supports marginalised women in the north of Bangladesh and profits from sales of her work go to that organisation.