‘HAPPINESS’ by Erlend Tait and Pamela Tait
Artist: Erlend Tait and Pamela Tait
Medium: Oil on monotype ghost print on paper
Dimensions: Artwork size: 15.5″ x 11.5″ (Paper size: 17.75″ x 13.5″)
Year of Creation: 2023
About the Artwork:
“HAPPINESS began as an exploration into monotype printmaking techniques. The approach was to lay down inked areas of tone and then, within there, find someone – and this is who stepped forward.
A ‘ghost print’ was made after the initial print which was so rich in ink. Then a lot of fun went into working with oil paint and medium to make ‘HAPPINESS’ what we share with you now:
The Picts were an ancient race of artists who inhabited what is now known as Northern Scotland. A great deal of mystery surrounds them as all we have left are their exquisite artefacts, but finally we can reveal exactly what the Pictish people actually looked like (maybe).” – Erlend Tait and Pamela Tait
About the Artist:
Erlend and Pamela are visual artists based on The Black Isle in the north of Scotland. Pamela works mostly with drawing and printmaking while Erlend is a painter who also works in stained glass. They each exhibit internationally and over the years have also collaborated on many works and joint exhibitions with The Royal Glasgow Institute Of The Fine Arts, The National Trust For Scotland, The Society Of Scottish Artists, An Tobar Arts Centre and more.