Society Member of Aberdeen Artists Society
Graduated Grays School of Art (BA.Hons) 2000
Awards 1st prize presented at the R.S.A. Edinburgh. February 2000. 'The David Gordon Trust Fund Award'Background Originally from Glasgow now living in Aberdeen.
Former North Sea oil man Iain Carby gave up life on the rigs to follow a life long dream of becoming an artist. Just four years after completion of an Art Degree he has already made his mark as a leading contemporary painter.
Inspired by Catalonian Surrealist Miro, Iain’s distinctive style reflects his lust for life and passion for warmer climates. Although Surrealist in its foundation, his work remains rooted in the landscape where brilliant azure skies and bright patchwork fields are suffused with brushstrokes of pure liquid sunshine.
Today Iain Carby gears up to go global with his oil paintings by exhibiting through galleries across the UK and since May 2003 in his own expansive art space and studio. Art lovers have found their way to this unique gallery which is made up of a number of rooms all with their own identity and are invited to watch the artist at work!
My work is about rhythm, lyrics, narrative and colour in landscape and travel, particularly in Spain and around, the Mediterranean.Snapshots and memories, old friends and new faces, cypresses and cedars, questions and more questions, horizons that keep rolling onwards, the stillness of the Spanish afternoons, the fecundity of everything around us and sunshine, most of all, the light sunshine brings.
The Milton Gallery
Banchory The Queens Road Gallery
Aberdeen Peacock Printmakers
Aberdeen Enterprise Oil
Aberdeen Aberdeen University
Aberdeen Just Art Fochabers Aberdeen Artists Society Exh.
2000 Queens Gallery.
Dundee Funkycanvas.com (Featured Artist) The Marischal Gallery.
Aberdeen The Stable Gallery.
Inverary The Glasgow Art Fair.
2002 Centre Gallery Glasgow Naismith Kenny Larkhall The Connal Gallery Glasgow North Kent Libraries Grampian University Hospitals Trust Aberdeen The Belvedere Gallery Aberdeen.
The Queens Road Gallery. Aberdeen
2000/2001 The Milton Gallery.
Banchory 2000 Conoco Aberdeen
2001 Elgin Library Gallery
2001 The Queens Road Gallery May
2002 The Milton Gallery Banchory October
2002 Grampian University Hospitals Trust Aberdeen Herne Library Gallery Kent December
2002 Sittingbourne Library Gallery Kent January
2003 Margate Library Gallery Kent February
2003 Sheerness Library Gallery Kent March
2003 Conoco Phillips Aberdeen April