A new art show will open later this month on 24th August 2018 at the Water of Leith Café in Canonmills.

Alan McIntyre’s Cathedral acrylic on canvas

Abstract Mythology, is an exhibition of small format highly textured and
vibrantly coloured acrylic paintings by Edinburgh blind artist Alan McIntyre.
They explore the play and expressions of the media. These abstract expressions
also allude to the magical and cultural beliefs, practices and traditions of
institutions of mankind.

Alan has had a lifelong passion for art until he was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition. He is now registered blind andchallenges to maintain his passion to produce art by constantly being both constrained and liberated by his altered experience of the world.

He said : “I am driven to keep exploring and adapting my art while my sight changes.”

Alan hopes to show his work as just another perspective of the World but from the less acknowledged or known about area of blindness and sight loss.  He continued : “It is okay to touch these works. So I hope that these paintings can be enjoyed by both sighted and those with sight loss.



Abstract Mythology.

Paintings by Alan McIntyre.

Fri 24th August – Fri 28th September

Water of
Leith Cafe Bistro,

1 Howard
Street. EH3 5JP.

Hours –

Tues to Sat.
– 09:30 – 17:00.

Sunday –
10:00 – 16:00.

Number: 0131 556 6887.