13 Esplanade Terrace
Zoe Kean - Zoe’s work playfully explores the Scottish landscape through etchings, monoprints, paintings and collographs. She enjoys creating images using a vibrant palette, building up layers which appear highly textured and dynamic.
Zoe graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2006 where she studied sculpture and environmental art. She is a member of the Glasgow Print Studio and has exhibited in several of their members’ group exhibitions.
She is a regular exhibitor at the Pittenweem Arts Festival and at The Found Gallery in Dunbar.
This will be her second year at Porty Art Walk.
James Kean - Using wood, James makes items that are neither woodcut or maquetery, and
neither sculpture or carving, but a combination of them all. Silhouettes of seahorses, waves and Celtic patterns which show the wood’s unique grain.
A range of other items are displayed in the exhibition, including children’s wooden toys, furniture, renewable energy machines and mountain rescue equipment.
James was born and raised in the North of Scotland. Having studied engineering at RGIT in Aberdeen after graduation he worked on a fishfarm for two years at Kylesku. He then trained as a teacher of technology at Moray House and worked for 23 years at Plockton High School specialising in woodwork and product design. James then founded the Am Bata traditional boatbuilding project in 2007 that lives on.
He designed the Liveman Snowanchor™ and the Katie Mountain Rescue Stretcher, and exhibited his own wood creations for the first time at the Lochalsh Art Fair in 2011.
Almost completely obsessed by bikes (pedal and motor) and Landrovers, James is also passionate about teaching pupils and students about creativity, and has written books on Intellectual Property, 3D printing and “How to be an Inventor”.