Up On The Mountain And Down By The River

3 Aug 2018 – 25 Aug 2018

Event times

MON - FRI 11-5
SAT - SUN 11-4

Cost of entry


Upright Gallery

Scotland, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 11, 16, 23

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Susie Leiper loves being up on the mountain. Felicity Bristow enjoys walking down by the river. Both artists share a fascination with absorbent papers, which react randomly to the inks applied to them, echoing the uncontrollable changing faces of the land & the water.


Felicity Bristow

Over the last few years Felicity has been developing her unique methods of large scale paper chromatography revealing ephemeral and ‘alternative truths’ about site ‘…with layers of vivid colour that seem to have been drawn up into the paper by some kind of osmosis.’ – Duncan Macmillan, The Scotsman (2016).

Since moving to the Scottish Borders in 2011 the River Tweed has become an important abstract influence on Felicity’s work; with physical ‘croys’ being introduced to the paper to displace the pigments within the series of ‘Draw-ing(s)’ made – each one unique in its final captured separation.

Susie Leiper

Susie’s fascination with the mountain and with Chinese papers dates back to her stays in Hong Kong and her many visits to China. She is also a bit of a Munro bagger. Trained originally as a calligrapher, Susie now combines lettering and painting, sometimes on the same piece, sometimes separately. She works on everything from vast walls and canvases to small wooden panel and books. Susie exhibits widely and her work is held in many national and private collections.

Susie paints in oils, watercolours and ink, sometimes combining painting with calligraphy in the tradition of Chinese art. Much of her work takes the form of handmade artist books.


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