Aboyne portrait artist opens ‘Family Album’

FAMILY ALBUM: One of the pieces on display from June 4 to July 4 in Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen Belmont Street
FAMILY ALBUM: One of the pieces on display from June 4 to July 4 in Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen Belmont Street

The Deeside Piper’s favourite portrait artist has confirmed the venue where her latest collection is to be shown.

Stephanie Vandem, of Aboyne (by way of France and Brazil) has been working on a new exhibition titled ‘Family Album’ for the best part of a year.

My memories of a place are always connected to the people who were there.

Stephanie Vandem

Founder of the popular Aboyne artistic initiative, Scene on The Green, Stephanie’s latest work is a haunting but beautiful collection of original paintings and is set to be shown at Aberdeen’s hot new cultural venue on the city’s Belmont Street: Seventeen with the preview evening on June 4 from 6-8pm.

Influenced heavily by South American arts simplicity and colours and narrative, Stephanie is inspired by stories.

Discussing her show last year, Stephanie said: “When you move around it becomes unnecessary to focus on the location but on the people you meet and the relationships you create because that is what you will remember.

“My memories of a place are always connected to the people who were there.

That’s how my brain operates, with faces.

“The work that I’m doing for the exhibition challenges my current notions and process.

Family Album opens at Seventeen, Belmont Street Aberdeen on June 4 and will be available to view until July 4.