Whitehouse show opens

The Whitehouse Gallery is now showing its annual summer exhibition, which has become the gallery’s most successful event of the year.

This is an opportunity to see work by some of Scotland’s most celebrated fine artists alongside up and coming talents, in an exhibition of extremely high standards.

Mary Davidson is showing some of her sought-after still life paintings with the Whitehouse for the first time. Mary is able to capture light wonderfully, with sensual colours and careful composition producing work which is breathtaking.

Other highly respected Scottish artists showing for the first time include Ann Oram RSW and Peter Nardini. Ann has been a celebrated painter for more than 20 years, known for her vivid landscape, still life and architectural paintings which are much inspired by her extensive travels. Likewise, Peter has found his recent trips to Tuscany, Switzerland and southern California inspiring paintings which feature bright sunlight and reflections, .

Helen Tabor returns with a stunning collection of landscapes, still life and magical figurative oil paintings, as do Suzan Malcolm and Jennifer Mackenzie with their sumptuous still-life flower paintings.

James Fraser is exhibiting some of his popular mixed media work, alongside Deborah Phillips whose paintings are alive with colour and sparkle.

Other contributing fine artists include Georgina McMaster with her much loved animal works, Kevan McGinty and Stewart Lammie with some land and seascapes of local interest, the ever popular Fiona Millar with a mix of her still life and landscape paintings, Madeleine Hand with her watercolours with a strong element of design and bold, colourful still life paintings by Mairi Stewart.

Applied art and craft will include new jewellery by Sheena McMaster and Lesley Strickland, ceramic sculptural pieces from Helen Kemp and quirky driftwood characters by Lynn Muir. There will also be new glass work by Helen Davies and textiles by Linda Keith, alongside the usual favourite craft exhibitors.

The Whitehouse Gallery participates in the Own Art scheme. The exhibitions can be viewed online at www.whitehousegallery.com.

The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm.