Creatures the Colour of Steve McQueen’s Hair in The Great Escape is an exhibition of miniature paintings by Renée French. With all of the works coming in under 6 by 6 inches, French notes that by the time she got to the 5th or 6th painting, she needed a stronger prescription in her glasses. One subject she keeps returning to in her work is Scottish actor Dougie Henshall, whom she has painted as a bunny or a dog in the past, and this show features a few Henshall creatures. French uses acrylic paint on gessoed hardboard. French has said that she draws and paints “creatures who aren’t in the mood.”
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.