Featured Artists

Marion Gardyne

Marion graduated from DJCAD Dundee with a degree in Textile Design and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education. This year she has been presenting a series of workshops to children in Paisley and in the Autumn of 2023, a group of adult workshops for The Art Department. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy creating and developing their ideas using a range of mixed materials. Marion is delighted and excited to be given the opportunity to display her collage work featuring Glasgow architecture in the window space of The Art Department. Marion is an artist member of Glasgow Society of Women Artists and a judge for the Glasgow Institute of Architects annual building design awards.

Wendy Ferguson

An emerging artist who found her creative “home” in Outspoken Arts, Wendy Ferguson (known as feegz) uses soft touches in her work to express what cannot be said in words. Having attended many workshops and really embraced the creative process, Wendy has emerged as an artist in her own right. A creative at heart, she takes so much from the creative process itself that she doesn’t seek favour in the eye of the viewer. Hoping only that her work somehow touches the viewer in ways that words never could. As Wendy says “I don’t remember how I found Outspoken Arts, I’m just glad that I did. I’ve not only discovered an artistic ability I never knew I had, I’ve also found a community where I’m welcomed and celebrated just as I am. It’s like coming home. Thank you will never be enough … but Thank you”.

Lucy Dorrian & Sara Robinson

Lucy Dorrian works in mainly in glass and sculpture and is based in Renfrewshire. Lucy has a background in life drawing, strong sculptural forms and figurative work and is interested in exploring and abstracting human emotions and patterns through form and linework. Sara Robinson is a multidisciplinary Illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Greenock. Switching between 2D and 3D mediums her practice brings together elements of collage and pattern with a focus on markmaking and sensitive line work. Her previous work has involved animation, book illustration and film poster design. This is an artist collaboration between aunt and niece inspired by George Nathan, Lucy’s 10 yr old son, exploring family connections, patterns and sense of identity. The work revisits historical art work via collage of family items, experimental mark-making and line work.

Sandor Nagy

Sandor Nagy is a trilingual, award-winning visual artist based in Paisley. Nagy first gained experience from the AnnArt Festival’s artists and through the screenings that Dr. 0t Gusztav organized at the ETNA Foundation. He gained a diploma in Painting (2001-2003) at the School of Art Brasov in Romania and completed a higher in Photography (2021-2023) at West College Scotland, which will be followed by a BA in Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. Nagy took part in several art camps and international group exhibitions and staged both a personal exhibition in Budapest, Hungary, and one at the Szekely National Museum in Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania. In the last few years, Nagy has focused on Fine Art Photography and Nature Art, but over the years, he has been involved in Performance art, Nature art, and Land art. He often paints, creates photos, experimental short films, cyanotypes, or chemigrams .