Alastair Strachan

Artist Member, Diploma holder, Past Vice-President

I am an artist and lecturer based in Glasgow, Scotland with a fascination for painting, drawing and travelling. My work reflects the journeys I make, the cities I visit and the process of making marks on a surface with a range of materials and tools. I also work from the figure, attending weekly life drawing sessions.

I have a degree in drawing and painting from Edinburgh College of Art and a post graduate teaching qualification from Strathclyde University. I have been teaching for 30 years at various institutions in Scotland and Canada.

I am a former vice-president, hanging convenor and committee member of Paisley Art Institute, former member of council of the Royal Glasgow Institute as well as a founder member of Transmission Gallery in Glasgow.
I have undertaken numerous residencies including Grizedale Forest, England, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Artita in Slovenia, Schwandorf in Germany and VSC in Vermont, USA.

Recent exhibitions include the annual exhibitions of Paisley Art Institute, the Royal Glasgow Institute and representing Scotland at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France.