Adrian Wiszniewski - Artist in Residence

Identity Through Landscape


Join us on Saturday 25th June for the rare opportunity to see work in progress by artist, Adrian Wiszniewski, created during his residency in ART PARK Glasgow at House for an Art Lover. The open studio event will take place between 2pm – 4pm where you can ask the artist questions about his work, or simply enjoy viewing the artwork over some refreshments!

For further details visit our facebook event page.
To RSVP to the event click here.

02/05 - 08/07

During his residency in ART PARK Glasgow at House for an Art Lover, Wiszniewski's intention is to work on a series of paintings that research identity and place. Using line, colour, form and space as tools for articulating the experience of confronting landscape, the project will be supported through studies in history, geography and geology.
By contrasting the landscapes of Scotland and New Zealand, there is an opportunity for uncovering the close and distant relationships between these two countries and their national identities through the psychology of space.

Adrian Wiszniewski, born in Glasgow in 1958, studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture before completing his studies in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art. He instantly shot to prominence in the mid-80s and was recognised as a force in British painting. He has worked across a variety of different media and has been awarded several important public commissions
Wiszniewski has had solo shows in Australia, Japan and across Europe. His work can be found in many public collections including MoMA in New York, Tate, Glasgow Museums and Setagaya Museum in Tokyo.

If you see Adrian working in the Studio Pavilion, please come in and say hello. 

Painting Season

To celebrate Adrian Wiszniewski’s residency in ART PARK at House for an Art Lover, we will be hosting a series of weekend painting courses taught by artists who are masters of their practice. These classes are suitable for beginners, intermediate and experts! During the course, participants will be taught new skills and be given the opportunity to expand and develop their own practice with the help and advice of established artists. Courses include all materials and a light lunch.



This course will introduce you to a range of techniques and ways of working in oils that explore the versatility of this medium– which can range from a transparent glaze to multi-layered opaque applications.
You will learn how to prepare your paper or canvas;mix and apply oil paint using a variety of brushes and palette knives, whilst developing your knowledge of colour, shade, tone and composition from still life sources, sketches and photographs. The course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their existing skills.

Tutor: Michael Durning PPAI, PAI, RSW(MA Fine Art, Grays School of Art)
Date: 14th & 15th May
Time: 10am –4pm
Price: £80
Location: ART PARK Studio 3

To book Introduction to Oil Painting click here.



These two weekend painting masterclass, taught by Wiszniewski, provides the opportunity to produce your own work while creatively explore the themes, style and techniques employed by one of Scotland’s much loved artists. The masterclass also provides the rare chance to view and discuss the artist’s work in progress.

Join us for one weekend masterclass, or both!

Artist: Adrian Wiszniewski
Dates: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 June
Dates: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Fee: £110 (includes materials & soup/sandwich lunch)
Location: ART PARK Studio Pavilion

To book for 4th and 5th June click here.
To book for 2nd and 3rd July click here.



In this masterclass students will be asked to explore various approaches to the figure/portrait. The weekend course should prove an exciting and stimulating experience with special attention paid to each student’s work, providing a platform for further creative development.

Artist: Sandy Moffat OBE RSA
Dates: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19thJune
Time: 10am-4pm
Price: £110
Location: ART PARK Studio 3

To book the Figure and Portrait Masterclass click here.



This class is an introduction to the ancient technique of egg tempera painting, exemplified so beautifully in the work of renaissance painters such as Piero Della Francesca and Raphael. Over this weekend workshop you will see how an original gesso panel is made, experiment with this process using egg yolks and pure pigment and create a finished painting using the same intricate process as the Old Masters. Beginners welcome.

Artist: Sharon Thomas MFA
Date: 25 & 26 June
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price: £110
Location: ARTPARK Studio 3

To book the Egg Tempera Masterclass click here.