Artists get set for popular NEOS exhibition at Aden

Joanne Davidson's work includes dragons, frogs and other interesting objects all moulded with polymer clay.
Joanne Davidson's work includes dragons, frogs and other interesting objects all moulded with polymer clay.

Five, enthusiastic crafters will be showcasing their work in the theatre at Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, from September 6 to 14.

Visitors to the exhibition can view the work of many artists from around the North-east corner from 10am to 5pm daily.

Sine MacDiarmid and Iris Mutch, will have an amazing array of artwork on display, and Rosemary Stubbs will be exhibiting photographic art.

Victoria Metson (Rare Threads) will have woollen items on show and for sale made from the wonderful coloured fleeces from the sheep on her farm.

She will be spinning during NEOS.

Joanne Davidson, will be doing polymer clay modelling during the exhibition (at the weekends) and will have clay pictures, dragons etc on display.

Commenting, Joanne said: “I find it a very therapeutic experience. I shall be making dragons during NEOS at the weekends.”

Sine says she considers her work to be simplistic and naïve and is in part inspired by memories of a Skye childhood when life was simple and uncomplicated.

“I like to bring shades of this simplicity to my art and craft work, which I create in various media,” she said.

Meanwhile, Victoria has always been fascinated by natural things and when she got her first sheep the desire to spin was reborn.

She told us: “Those first fleeces were spun commercially but the urge to learn never left me and eventually I had the opportunity and here I am.

“Spinning the wool gives me complete control over the colours, textures and the finished product.

“It is amazing how many different variations you can get from the natural colours of the sheep.

“I am pleased to be part of this NEOS week at Aden and look forward to seeing everyone.”

Iris grew up in Fraserburgh and while at school, was always interested in drawing and painting.

“I find a great deal of inspiration for art in the beautiful land and coast which surrounds the area where I live and my paintings reflect this,” she said.

Rosemary says she finds expressing herself as self-fulfilling.

“In meeting people at NEOS in past years, I hope that I have inspired others to find their own self-expression,” she added.