Local artist’s paintings on show

The Tolbooth Art Centre in Kirkcudbright continues its 2012 exhibition programme with an exhibition in the main gallery of landscape paintings by Newton Stewart resident Pat Ross.

Pat was born in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of Art and later at the Jordanhill College of Education. Several years were spent as an art teacher in primary and secondary education, and for more than 20 years in adult education.

She is now a well-known Dumfries and Galloway artist who came to live in Newton Stewart in 1977. She has been producing portraits and landscapes in pastels, oils and watercolours for over 30 years. Her work has sold around the world. Her portraits have included children and animals, and various other subjects.

She did a series of portraits of golfers in 1991 and was commissioned by Turnberry Hotel to do the three champions of that era. The picture are hanging in the golf clubhouse at Turnberry. Around the same time a series of portraits of some of their players was also commissioned by Rangers Football Club. Pat is happy to accept commissions for landscapes and portraits.

The exhibition opened on Wednesday and continues until Sunday, May 27. The Tolbooth is open from 11am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, Sundays 2-5pm and admission is free.