All those who have visited our Edinburgh clubhouse most certainly remember the view, the cityscape that captures Edinburgh, from the busy, modernised Princes Street to the historic, iconic castle. Being from Scotland, looking across the green of the gardens and up to the fortress on the rock there is a sense of pride that for thousands of years’ people have gazed across this land with the same feeling. It is this view that will be forever depicted and documented, from historic maps and paintings to the modern photograph that is shared across the globe with one click.
We at ROSL ARTS want to add to this documentation but with a loving hand as we draw this fantastic view with Edinburgh-based artist Damian Callan. Callan is a figurative painter and author of the books Paint Like Degas and Paint Like Renoir. His work is exhibited widely in the UK and held in collections across the world. Callan will draw from the club as he talks through his process and shares his vast artistic knowledge in a relaxed setting where drawing and questions are welcomed. Those attending are welcome to bring materials to create their own work or simply sit and watch the professional at work as he shares all he knows. This is a rare opportunity to witness an artwork unfold and we are very pleased that it will relate so closely to our club and its standing in the city.