As we approach the Autumn months, The Whitehouse Gallery prepares for a brand new exhibition, featuring long standing gallery regulars alongside some new names.
The exhibition will be open for the public to view in person from 10am on Saturday 12th September. Due to current restrictions, we will be offering 30 minute appointments on the opening day. Please read more about this below *
You can view the gallery of works online here.
The gallery is excited to welcome new artists Anne Skinner, Garry Harper, Hugh Bryden, Jackie Stevenson RSW, Jonathan Stockley and Peter Dworok for the first time.
Dundee based painter and printmaker Anne Skinner is a Duncan of Jordanstone graduate. Her work is concerned with evoking a sense of time and place through her practise, and is inspired by the ever changing environment of Scotland.
Glasgow based Garry Harper is a GSA graduate who spent much of his career as a designer, but took the plunge to become a full time painter in recent years. Garry has a very distinctive style, mainly focusing on the figurative.
Hugh Bryden is a well known Dumfries based printmaker, who is also heavily involved in writing and poetry. We are lucky to be exhibiting some of Hugh’s original paintings in this exhibition, mostly painted throughout lockdown.
GSA graduate Jackie Stevenson’s mixed media work is an interpretation of the effects of light and weather on northern landscapes. Jackie is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Jonathan Stockley now lives and works in Scotland from where he draws much of his inspiration. Predominantly working in charcoal, Jonathan produces small detailed studies of rural, urban and industrial landscapes.
Peter Dworok’s interests lie in the landscape, especially dramatic landscapes ‘where the line of the hills gets lost in a leaden, storm ridden sky and a glimpse of sunshine on the horizon promises a brief interlude to the wind and rain of a passing storm.’ Peter is greatly influenced by The Lakes, Moors and Isle of Skye, as they hold many of the characteristics he looks for in his oil paintings.
We are always delighted to welcome the return of longstanding regular artists to the gallery, and this time we are looking forward to receiving new work by Amanda Phillips, Clare Flinn, James Fraser RSW, Heather Davies, Kevan McGinty, Margaret Evans, Michael Ewart and Tricia Barna.
With a landscape based focus, Amanda Phillips likes to paint the extraordinary in what may seem an ordinary view.
Clare Flinn is concerned with colour, light, texture and surface marks in her paintings. In this exhibition, Clare is exhibiting some coastal and harbour scenes.
Heather Davies is also predominantly a landscape painter, particularly inspired by the Scottish coast and its islands, working from her memories of a place and her imagination. GSA graduate Margaret Evans also paints beautiful Scottish landscapes with her preferred medium being pastel and gouache.
Heavily influenced by his native Northumberland, with its abundance of picturesque coastal towns and villages, Michael Ewart paints in oil which capture the energy and depth of his subject.
Finally, Dumfries and Galloway based artists Tricia Barna and Kevan McGinty return with more of their atmospheric landscapes, after both enjoying a very successful summer of sales. We are also receiving new work by Edinburgh based James Fraser RSW.
We also look forward to new ceramics by Heather Armstrong, Debbie Barber and John Scott (Sourdust Pottery), Mosaics by Morag Archer and Textiles by Jo Gallant and Rachel Morley.
Please contact Lynne for more information on 01557 330223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Opening Times are Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm.
*Preview Opening on Saturday 12 September,
We are planning an opening event, but due to current restrictions, we are asking our customers to book an appointment with us.
We will arrange 30 minute appointments, between 10am-5pm.
Maximum number of customers allowed in at any one time is 8.
We encourage those of you coming to gather a group of eight if you can, so that you can enjoy the exhibition together. Please be aware, however, that if you are booking a single space, or as part of a smaller group, that we may have to invite other customers in to share the space with you.
No refreshments or chocolates will be served on this occasion.