Feels good to be home!

We are really excited to be opening again this Thursday 29th April.

Its great to be back doing what we do – curating exhibitions and finding out what all of our lovely artists have been up to with their time.

This week we have taken delivery of many, many wonderful new works – with more to follow over the weeks as the world gets back on its feet.

Just a wee taster for you:

Ken Ferguson: Landscape Painter, has been meditating on the glorious winter trees and effects of winter light on snow. This new direction has led him further away from the hills and deeper into the forests. Difficult to imagine how long these watercolours would take to resolve.

Garry Harper has just visited the gallery with a brace of brand new canvases. Garry has been continuing his fascination with nostalgic imagery in his figurative painting and has also produced many exciting game bird images. His use of textures and gold leaf really has to be seen in the flesh.

Susan Wilmot has been very busy in the studio producing stunning impasto still life and landscape works. We are currently busy hanging these in the gallery.

I am very excited to have Jonathan Shearer join us this year. I have been a big fan of his “en plein air” approach and his commitment to going out – whatever the weather and painting in the landscape. Jonathan often works swiftly and can capture the fleeting moments and light in an incredibly masterful way.

If you are familiar with the gallery – you will know Jim Wylie’s work – always colourful, accurate and well executed oils on canvas. Jim will be exhibiting several canvases with us this spring/summer. These will arrive in the beginning of May.

All these paintings and many more will be available from the gallery from Thursday.

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