‘Inspire’ is an exhibition which intends to offer inspiration and lift spirits, with a beautiful mix of original paintings and craft.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 4th March, and runs through until Saturday 22nd April 2023.
The preview opening is on Saturday 4th March, doors open from 11am – 5pm. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the complementary refreshments on offer.
This exhibition welcomes a mix of abstract and semi-abstract works, alongside figurative, still life, landscapes, wildlife and interior works.
We welcome new abstract artist Kerry Souter to the gallery, alongside returning artist Boo Mallinson. Both artists paint as an intuitive response to the landscapes and coastlines surrounding them, from Scotland to Dorset.
Fee Dickson Reid is delivering a mesmerising collection of atmospheric large-scale seascapes. Each painting gives a sense of peace and calm, with a focus on pockets of light, reflections on sand and water and gentle movement in her work.
Landscapes will be exhibited by returning artist Margaret Evans, a specialist in pastels, and local artist Kate Bentley SWA, who will also be giving us some of her enchanting interior works for which she has gained great notoriety. Kelly Stewart will also have some landscapes in this exhibition, alongside still life and flower studies.
With a focus on flowers as we welcome in the spring, we have a lovely selection of original paintings by local artist Margaret S Milligan, with some striking original watercolour, pen and ink works by Pamela Grace. Birds are also very much a feature with Gillian Westland, who will be exhibiting with us for the first time, alongside Liz Toole with some of her small bird paintings on driftwood. Patricia Sadler is also giving us a mix of still life and abstract works for this exhibition.
Figures will be a focus with a number of artists, including two Edinburgh based artists; renowned and much loved Joyce Gunn Cairns, alongside new artist Christine Clark. Whilst Gunn Cairns work is usually very soft and gentle (even if the subject matter is anything but at times), Clark’s work is very often bold, with a vivid colour palette. We also welcome back gallery regular Garry Harper with some of his figures, alongside the return of local pastel artist Lucy Wilson, with some of her captivating pastel portraits.
The exhibition would not be complete without new collections of sculpture from Alison Bell, Avneet Cheema and Pratima Kramer; Glass from Debbie Lord, Gregg Anston Race & Sarah Woods; Artist Books by Frances Law; Ceramics by Heather Armstrong, Helen Harrison and Sandie Cosens and jewellery by Melissa James and Sheena McMaster. Plus much more.Back to Blog