Winter Exhibition 2019: Featured Artist Linda Park


9 November 2019 – 4 January 2020

The Whitehouse Gallery looks forward to its last mixed group exhibition of 2019, with a particular focus on one artist.  The Winter Exhibition opens its doors from 11am on Saturday 9th November, and then will run through to the first weekend in January 2020.

Edinburgh based Linda Park has built up a strong reputation over the years, and we are delighted to shine the spotlight on her this Winter. Park’s rich and bold palette combined with her thick application of oil paint result in dramatic and atmospheric landscape paintings, creating a ‘rich and evocative world of colour, movement & texture’.  Park likes to paint bold interpretations from places she has visited in Scotland and France.

We are also very excited to be introducing new artist Susan Cairns to the gallery. Susan was born in Ireland in 1979 and has grown up (and still resides) in Malahide, Co. Dublin.  With many years spent drawing and watercolour painting her current work in oils has evolved and developed into a style that is very identifiable, clear and detailed. Exploring light, colour, texture and tone is an essential part of her painting. “Through my work I want the simple things to stand out, the not-so-pretty to be beautiful and everyday objects to shine.”

Another new artist is Finlay Coupar, with a collection of paintings based on debris trapped in gutters, exploring the pattern and colour therein. The paintings incorporate painting with card patterned with an ink-jet printed design and cut to shape.  Coupar spent most of his working life in Higher Education, as Art Lecturer (drawing, painting and printmaking), Head of Art Department, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education, and finally as Director of Student Affairs. Having retired to Galloway in S.W. Scotland, he is now devoting most of his time to his art practice.

We welcome new work from longstanding gallery favourite Helen Tabor.  Tabor will be giving us some of her extremely popular, evocative figurative paintings.  Figures will also be the main choice of subject matter for Jackie Henderson, who returns after a very successful ‘featured artist’ exhibition at the start of the year.  Local artist Lucy Wilson will also be exhibiting some of her charming pastel paintings, often featuring children.

New landscape paintings will be exhibited by Heather Blanchard & Ian Elliot.  Langholm based Blanchard’s love of strong pattern and the dramatic effects of changing light and weather conditions are apparent in her work. Inspired by Majorca, Italy and France, Glasgow based Elliot is known for incorporating the strong colours of the mediterranean into his landscapes.

Dumfries based Gwen Adair is also returning with a strong collection of paintings, covering a range of subject matter including landscape, still life and wildlife, but each with a focus on pattern, shape, colour and texture.  We also welcome back a small collection of bird paintings by Suzan Malcolm PPAI HPAI, and still life works featuring teapots by John Paul Raine.

We are excited to welcome textile and paper artist Lucy Dorothy to the gallery.  Through her paper sculptures, Lucy Dorothy seeks to create pieces that have a story to tell, be that humorous, informative or thought provoking. Her latest pieces feature works inspired by titles from the Observer Pocket Book series.

Working under the title of Thrift Design, Artist Lucy Wray explores and develops unwanted materials to create art from salvaged resources.  We are also looking forward to the return of Barbara Franc, who also creates beautiful sculpture from recycled materials.

We have a huge variety of new 3d and craft work for this exhibition, including lots of original and unique gift ideas to suit all budgets.  There will be new mosaic wall hangings by Amanda Anderson, Sculpture by Ean, Glass birds by Emma Butler Cole, Dog sculpture by Gemma Rees, Ceramic sculpture by Karen James, Jewellery by Kate Rhodes & Morag Lloyds, Ceramic Jewellery by Shirley Vauvelle, Baskets by Trevor Leat, Wood, Wooden Flower Boxes by Betsy & Els, Pewter-ware by Quirky Metals, Ceramics by Tregear Pottery and so much more.

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