Our Team – the Committee
We are a team of mainly volunteers, all but one being artists working in a variety of mediums and each bringing our personal and professional experiences to the committee. Now that we are a Community Interest Company however, Officers of the Committee are also Directors of the Company. We have also appointed an Assistant Company Secretary who is a Company Lawyer and will guide us through the set up and ongoing management of the new Company.
Luisa Ramazzotti was born in Italy and came to live in Scotland in 1977. She has been teaching and exhibiting regularly since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone where she obtained a BA in 1996 and subsequently a Masters in Fine Art.
Evocative, colourful and imaginative Luisa’s paintings are inspired by the Scottish landscape and Venice where she returns at regular intervals… Drawings, memory and imagination all play a part in the creation of her images but more than anything she enjoys the sense of urgency and speed of execution which is required when painting outdoors in the landscape.
Luisa was instrumental in setting up the first POS and she has continued enthusiastically to support the event over the years. She now joins the Team as President of the Board.
POS member for six years, Committee member for five, four years as Vice Chair. Career as Managing & Creative Director of various Graphic Design businesses in Edinburgh, Chairman Design Business Association for 10 years. Artist and Creative Director: Silverhunter.
Committee and Board member for six years, four and a half as Chair. My background is in Education and Local Government Management, with a lifelong interest in Art. I enjoy painting coastal scenes and love the vibrancy of Acrylics. The incentive to paint is reinforced by attending the Kinross Art Club of which I am Secretary this year after 6 years as Chair. As Task Co-ordinator I look forward to working with a team of people who are committed to showcasing the amazing range of talent of POS members.
I have always worked on the border between science/technology and art: from my involvement with printing design ever since being a science student, to my interest in stage lighting and design, and for a time teaching small-scale tv production. I retired from being an FE lecturer in London in 2004, and returned to my home patch. A member of POS for several years now, I hope to help further it in return for the many useful contacts that it has given me.
I am a Photographic Artist – working mainly in Floral Abstract Macro. I have been a member of Perthshire Open Studios since the beginning and was on the committee for three years as a volunteer before becoming a contractor working with the ever growing membership as well as continuing with volunteer work for POS. I am on the Board of Directors of POS CIC as The Membership Secretary and look forward to working with everyone in 2018.
I am a bespoke kiltmaker with a focus on the craft of tailoring. Recognising that my craft is an important but dying traditional art, I am enthusiastic about raising its profile and informing, also the passing on of my skills and knowledge through different training media.
The Production Team
Putting together all the elements of a major event involves not only volunteers but also contracted experts. We have an excellent team of professionals employed by the committee to achieve this.
Website Design and Management: Peter Urwin, Director, Urwin Digital www.urwindigital.com
Brochure and all printed materials: Iain Lauder, Strategic Design Consultant, IL DESIGN 07880 502819
Website support and general admin: Kate Kirby
Other individuals and organisations who help us:
Helen O’Brien, PKC Arts Development Service: Liaison with Council Departments and other Arts Organisations; advice on constitutional matters and practical issues relating to POS’s place in the Council’s Calendar of events.
George Bosworth and Muriel Fegan at The Bield and the team at Pitlochry Festival Theatre who are eternally flexible in helping us to achieve the best possible showcases for our artists’ work.