Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Black Paintings hosted by Hamilton Kerr

The Black Paintings, by Alan Reid have proved to be anything but dull! With what can only be called a hugely successful opening night, this new collection of oil paintings was very well received and proved to be very sought after.

For many years Alan concentrated mainly on his poetry.  Achieving accolades, including the Arvon International and the National Poetry Awards. It was always a case of either painting or poetry,one tended to cancel out the other.

Recent events however changed the way in which Alan works. Since the passing of his beloved wife Heather, Alan now has found a way to channel his creativity into both his passions. This collection of paintings are coloured by the death of Heather. The images are created from the state of mind, often subconsciously incorporating elements of Kirriemuir.Each and every one is different, and each piece shows a glimmer of light.The choice of colour pallet is very striking, making this exhibition a must see.

Previously Alan has had 5 solo exhibitions in London.  This is the first exhibition of Alan’s work in his home town of Kirriemuir.

The exhibition runs until the 19th June.

Venue: Hamilton Kerr, 2 High Street, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4EY. Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Contact:  01575573052  louise@hamiltonkerrstudio.com

L'Oreal Colour Trophy Scottish Finalist - photographs by Hamilton Kerr

The L'Oreal Colour Trophy is a prestigious hair competition that is now in it's 60th anniversary year, making it the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world. 

Showcasing British hairdressing, the competition celebrates hair, beauty and fashion in a unique, creative and inspirational way.

We have worked closely with hairdressers, capturing their creativity and skills. A photograph of their work is submitted for the first round of judging. The winners then present a model in a live final catwalk showcase. 

Samples of recent photographic entries are below;

Hair - Louise Chrystal at Capello
Make up - Rae Mathieson

Hair - Toni & Guy Edinburgh

Hair - Toni & Guy Edinburgh

Rae Matheson working her magic on one of the models.

Photoshoots are available in your own salon or in our studio. Please get in touch for further information.