My return to Beauly Gallery
My week away from the gallery was spent enjoying the lovely warm weather we are currently experiencing. A trip to The Black Isle Wildlife Park and Inverness Museum entertained the children and motivated my creative urges once more, refreshed and ready to go I returned to Beauly Gallery to discover several expected deliveries had arrived during my absence.
Our first delivery, a new selection of original works from Hana Walls.
If you are a regular to Beauly Gallery you will be familiar with Hana's range of wall plaques and standing blocks which depict local views. Each piece is hand-painted in acrylic with remarkable precision. Hana has an eye for seeking and a talent for capturing the quirkiness of a place using a variety of styles to create these mini works of art. These intricate originals proved very popular with last year's holiday makers and we anticipate the same for 2011. They make an ideal affordable gift with prices starting from just £12 and are easy to pop into a suitcase or a jiffy bag to post!
New craft maker Tracey Ward has supplied us with a wonderful selection of brightly coloured handmade mosaic pieces. Tracey, a Moray based artist, learnt how to mosaic in Cyprus, as you may know there are lots of very old mosaics in many areas of Cyprus providing great deal of inspiration.
Tracey enjoys challenging herself, working from home she spends hours planning, shaping and cementing tiny tiles into complex patterns on to board, slate, light boxes, photo frames, in fact anything she can get her artistic hands on. Her designs are bold and tactile, each piece is unique. We have a wide selection of items available late April and with prices from £10 they make excellent gifts for family and friends.
New works for May.
Our Exhibition change-over is on the horizon. May features new works from Janis Mennie who draws inspiration from the Highland landscape, the ever changing weather and general rural life. She depicts these works in her familiar contemporary style which occasionally edges towards abstract.
Christine O'Keeffe and Eileen Addly also exhibit in this mixed exhibition.
Christine's collectable works take a new twist with some figurative pieces included within the body of our Spring exhibition. Alongside Christine will be Eileen showing some more of her wonderful Highland scenes. Eileen has included two large works both views from her Culloden home - executed in pretty tones and shades, perfect for Spring.
Our May exhibition also includes a selection of originals from: Vicky Stonebridge, Fiona Mackenzie and Suzanne Gyseman all exhibiting paintings with fantasy inspired origins.
Beauly Gallery will be exhibiting a small selection of JOLOMO paintings during May. Our last delivery of these highly collectable pieces from John Lowrie Morrison found homes almost as soon as they had arrived. Be amongst the first to view these original works of art from one of Scotland's most acclaimed artists. Watch this space for more information.
Well, that is almost all our news here at Beauly Gallery, just enough space to remind you that we are now open seven days a week, and we are open during all the bank holidays, so why not pop along grab a coffee (or an ice cream in this current climate!) sit back, soak up the atmosphere and relax. We Look forward to welcoming you soon.