Stardate: 11082020: All across the bloomin’ Heather.
What a day to do the Birkwood circular walk! If you ever need to get all smoothed out inside I heartily recommend the Birkwoods – you can sit silently and observe the deer, the finches and buntings, toads in the wet ground, the light which seems specific to the area – as its breaks through the twisted birch branches and the weather moving slowly over the mighty Cairngorm mountains. It really gives me a sense of scale and peace.
Greetings from the tundra – we have had a visit from one of our very favourite people: Stuart Buchanan. Stuart has just dropped off some gorgeous new works in oil – sometimes on wood, sometimes on canvas and sometimes on old paint tubes!! I have been working with Stuart from my first day at the gallery and my appreciation and respect for his work has only grown over that time….these have to be viewed in the flesh to be fully appreciated.
Due to a big run on Ross Muir prints we have another order arriving very soon. They should be with us by next week! Its been great to watch Ross go from strength to strength with his Adidas themed reimagined classics! These are all Limited Edition (Limited to 250 copies) and are printed with digital pigment on 310 gsm Archival Museum Paper.
We are very proud and excited to welcome our new signing – Susan Wilmot to the Braemar Gallery. We have been fans of her work for quite some time now, so it’s wonderful to have her work in the gallery.
Ken Ferguson has just dropped off new work to the Gallery this morning!
These are some of the most intricate and beautiful paintings he has produced to date. During the lockdown period Ken has really focused on his technique, which I for one thought hard to improve upon.
He has produced a series of wonderful winter birchwood images, a “Lochnagar from the Ladder” and a stunning “Lochnagar twilight”, which really capture the feeling of being out there on a winters evening.
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Those of you who already follow us on Facebook and Instagram might already be up to speed with the “tundra journal”. I started recording my dog walks and wanderings 20 years ago – its just a habit now. This logging of photographs has proved very popular with folk who love all things Braemar. I will continue to post here from time to time for those that are interested. Let me know if you have any favourite places and I shall try to photograph them.
Earlier this year we were super excited to be heading into our twentieth year in Braemar (29 years of Braemar Gallery – but 20 Years under my watch).
We had renovated the gallery over the wonderful winter season and had our good pal Craig at Crooked Shed make us bespoke till points and wrapping area. We re-configured the lay out of the gallery and had the brilliant Richard Tait Joinery help us out there! Heck! We even put in heaters!!! I must be going soft in my old age!
Then things got weird and we all had to stay inside –
Now we find ourself making the first moves back to some sense of normality – and this website is part of that new direction….