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Mull of Galloway September Open Studios

I’m delighted to be joining forces with my fellow Spring Fling artists once again for another Open Studios weekend – Friday September 20th – Sunday September 22nd, 10.00am – 5.00pm each day.

Jane Fraser and Gaby Reynolds will be joining Linda Irving in her studio on the road to the Mull of Galloway lighthouse and I’m delighted that Liz Perry will be joining us and exhibiting her work alongside mine here at Fineview Studio. 

Liz has an ongoing series of work called ‘Memories of Fire’ based on her observations of the old forge in our barn here, so it is very appropriate for the work to be seen here where the inspiration came from.

 

How to Find us

The Rhins of Galloway is the name for the funny handlebar shaped penninsula just west of Stranraer in southern Scotland.  You will find us on the edge of Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly village.  Linda and Jane are both at Linda’s studio, just a couple of miles further south on the road to the Mull of Galloway lighthouse.

Mull of Galloway August Open Studios

Back in May, I took part in Spring Fling for the first time, the region’s big open studio events.  We had a lot of fun opening our doors to the public and enjoyed welcoming many people, both local and from far flung places and it was a chance for people to see my paintings hanging on the walls, take a peek into the studio, squish some hand dyed yarn and see how hand bound books are made.

So at the beginning of August, myself and fellow Spring Flingers, Jane Fraser and Linda Irving, are opening our doors once again.

We are open all day Friday 2nd August through to Sunday 4th August (10am – 5pm) and we would love to share our work and give you an insight into the lives of three very different working artists.

Linda will be exhibiting her latest felt artworks and garments and demonstrating wet felting techniques.

Jane will have her work on display in Linda’s gallery, highlighting her wood-turning and pyrography skills.

I will have recent paintings alongside a new collection of dyed yarn and silk scarves together with some new hand bound books, including unique blank flip books and maze books for watercolour and mixed media.

We will have drinks and snacks available and would love to see you there.  If I get time, I may do a little Facebook video, so even if you can’t make it, you can have a look round!

How to Find us

The Rhins of Galloway is the name for the funny handlebar shaped penninsula just west of Stranraer in southern Scotland.  You will find us on the edge of Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly village.  Linda and Jane are both at Linda’s studio, just a couple of miles further south on the road to the Mull of Galloway lighthouse.

An Explosion of Colour

I’m thrilled to be part of a joint exhibition with five other local artists at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright.  The exhibition is titled ‘An Explosion of Colour’ which of course is right up my street.

As we’ve just moved house, it’s been a huge challenge to get some space set up to paint in our new house and I still haven’t unpacked all my art materials, but I unearthed the paints, the brushes and some canvases and set to.

 

 

It was pure joy to get back to painting again after almost a year of having everything packed away.  I worked with some texture and inks, but mainly worked with a mix of fluid and heavy bodied paint, applied with my favourite tools – palette knives and fingers.

If I was feeling poetic, I would wax lyrical about these paintings being inspired by the heady summer mix of sunshine, gardens in bloom and the ever changing quality of light on the landscape around us.  But I think I’ll leave that to the wordsmiths and inivite you instead to soak up some colour and just enjoy the visual poetry I have tried to express in these paintings.

The exhibition runs from August 29th to 8th September 2018 and is open daily from 10.30am to 5.00pm.  I’ll be in the gallery on Saturday 1st September, so if you’re in the area, do pop in and say hello.

Here are a few more photos of work on the walls in the gallery.

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