Affordable Art & Sculpture in a Beautiful Location
The Whitehouse Gallery is a contemporary art & craft gallery, based in the historic artist town of Kirkcudbright, SW Scotland. Now into our eleventh year, we can claim a solid reputation as one of the regions leading spaces for exhibiting top quality Scottish fine art and applied art & craft.
The aim of our website is to bring the selection of the work we are proud to show in our gallery, right to your home. Please browse our online gallery to purchase any of our pieces, with a wide range of facilities available including Own Art online, or just visit the website for news updates.
‘Lemon tinged clouds in a soaring porcelain sky, building seas & the roaring luminous surf at dusk, never lose their power and keep me reaching for my brushes'. Caroline Hunter
I was born in Edinburgh in 1964, my parents had a chandlery shop in Dundas Street.
In November 1968 we moved up to Orkney, sailing from Leith overnight. Mum had got a job as Latin teacher at Stromness Academy, Dad built fibreglass boats and after a few years we moved to a house overlooking Scapa Flow...
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The Whitehouse Gallery is paying homage to the sea with a selection of artists offering their own interpretation of the theme.
My Heart Sleeps by the Sea will run from 2nd May - 20th June, with the preview opening from 11am on Saturday 2nd May, where all are welcome to attend and enjoy complementary bubbly and chocolates.
The sea is such a fascinating subject matter for so many artists. Some find great inspiration from its power and energy whilst others seek to understand their fear of this tempestuous force of nature.
Helen Martino makes ceramic sculptures which embody a sense of narrative. Each piece within a series explores an element of the story through a change in scale, movement, composition or colour.
'I am fascinated by body language within both the moving and still image. I find inspiration, for example, in the exaggerated and stylised movements expressed by actors in silent movies - but equally interesting to me is the way in which narrative is depicted within Mogul and Persian miniature paintings.