The Whitehouse Gallery is looking forward to its final exhibition of 2020, with a mixed exhibition of paintings, beautiful objects and unique gift ideas for Christmas. The Winter Exhibition will open on Saturday 7th November, and will run through to Saturday 9th January 2021.
Embracing the cold and drama of winter are new artists to the gallery Ellis O’Connor, Laura Medcalf and Orla Stevens.
O’Connor creates wonderfully dramatic and turbulent paintings in response to her environment in her native home of North Uist. She likes to work outdoors in wild weather to capture the dynamic energy of storms, and ‘the movement and rhythms of the sea and the land…the merging of sea with air, advancing rain and mist, ever changing light…elements that seem to be about something intangible’
Laura Medcalf is a British / Hungarian artist, who will be exhibiting some of her prints which are created using an interesting practise, which involves a sense of natural chemistry. With the aid of soluble UV sensitive crystals, the work is exposed with the reaction of sunlight and developed in the sea. The viewer can see various tones of Prussian blue which resulted from the intensity of sunlight reacting with the natural matter and water.
Orla Stevens creates paintings and textiles that respond to multi sensory experience of place. Trained in printed textiles and embroidery at Edinburgh College of Art, Orla discovered her love for expressive mark-making, graduating in 2018 with a first class honours. Since, Orla has been developing her visual art practice, exploring conversation between painting and printing processes, exhibiting work across Scotland.
In stark contrast, recent Duncan of Jordonstone graduate Erraid Gaskell will be giving us some of her paintings which are wonderfully vibrant, adding some warmth to the gallery in the cold months to come. Gaskell seems to be the ‘one to watch’, having only just graduated this year she is already enjoying successful exhibitions with many galleries in Scotland. Her art is her imagination coloured in on canvas. Her vivid landscapes are an exploration of intense experience, dreams, memory and imagination.
We are really looking forward to welcoming two other new artists to the gallery, Julie Brunn and Liz Myhill RSW.
Brunn is one of the leading wildlife and animal artists in the UK, and we are very excited that she will be exhibiting a small collection of her sought after paintings for the Winter. Myhill’s work is observational and spans a wide range of subject matter, gathered through working directly from life during her walks across various parts of Scotland. Her roots are in the Hebrides, and she is drawn to the wild parts of Scotland for her inspiration.
Last but by no means least, local artist James McFarlane will be exhibiting a collection of his charming paintings featuring belties, highlands and sheep.
Sara Bor returns with a collection of landscapes from her residency at Glencoe House Hotel, on the edge of Loch Leven. Her ‘Fugitive Landscapes’ collection is inspired by the magnificent landscape of Glencoe, but also by Scottish poet Liz Lochhead’s bittersweet poem ‘Favourite Place’ which recalls the memories and anticipation of family journeys from Glasgow to Skye.
Susan Reid is returning with some of her beautiful oil paintings of Kirkcudbright, which were a sell out last Autumn, alongside Dumfries based Tricia Barna, whose atmospheric paintings have been selling out throughout the year. Morag Lloyds will also be sending us some of her sought after sea and landscapes.
We’re always very happy to welcome back Jackie Henderson and Lucy Wilson, who will be sending us some of their charming figurative paintings, alongside a top up of work by gallery regular Fiona Millar.
There will also be new mosaics by Amanda Anderson and Morag Archer, paper art by Anna Cook, jewellery by Eileen Macalister, glass sculpture by Elizabeth Welch, baskets by Geoff Forrest, ceramic sculpture by Karen James and Pauline Montgomery, Ceramic pictures by Elaine Brett, Ceramics by Rowena Gilbert, Textiles by Moira Third and Jo Gallant and much more.
For more information, please contact Lynne on 01557 330223 email@example.com