Four join forces for art

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Four friends are combining their artistic talents to enhance the walls of the gallery at Threave Gardens, near Castle Douglas, with paintings and photographic works.

They will be offering a range of topics and styles but there should be something for every taste.

Judy Bass is well known for her lovely watercolours while her husband, Nick, works in gouache – a specialist type of paint similar to watercolour but opaque. He uses this technique to great effect to produce some striking seascapes.

The couple will be joined by friends Jim and Irene McMichael, a photographer and an artist. She works with a colourful palette of acrylics and produces a tremendous range of paintings. Meanwhile, Jim has created a reputation for some stunning photographs, usually water related. On this occasion he’ll be showing just how beautiful our landscape is.

One of the National Trust for Scotland’s top 10 most visited attractions, Threave Estate is the perfect place for a family day out … or two: there’s so much to see and do. The house is a grand Scottish baronial mansion decorated and furnished in an authentic 1930s style. Meanwhile, the Sculpture Garden already draws a lot of interest from art lovers, and this free exhibition is yet another attraction.

Until June 15, 10am-5pm.