Buddhas and Brussel sprouts provide inspiration for artist Alastair

New exhibition launched at North East Fife constituency office

A North East Fife artist inspired by Buddhas, meditation and the calming influence of the coastline, has launched an exhibition in the constituency office of Stephen Gethins MP as part of the Art in Parliament initiative.

Alastair Macqueen has had a lifelong interest in painting but it has just been in the last ten years that he has taken it up more seriously. Working as a lecturer in horticulture in Dundee, he has an extensive interest in plants and garden design and many of his paintings feature trees and lilies as well as the less commonly painted Brussel sprout!

Alastair is also interested in meditation and Buddhas feature in many of his artworks and were the basis of a recent exhibition called ‘Walking into the Light’ which he staged at the Nilipul Foundation Café in Dundee.

Images of the spectacular Fife coastline also feature prominently with scenes including St Andrews, Dysart and St Monans harbours.

Alastair, who lives in St Andrews with his partner, lurcher and sailing boat, will be showing a collection of his work in the constituency office at 38-40 Bonnygate, Cupar throughout November.

For more information email Stephen.gethins.mp@parliament.uk