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In Wild Places

In Wild Places is an art evening showcasing the work of Jonathan Shearer and is in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK & The Calman Trust. The event is on Sunday May 24th at The Waterside Hotel, Inverness with an entry fee of £10.
In Wild Places

In Wild Places

The Artist

Jonathan graduated from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, winning the Royal Scottish Academy's John Kinross Scholarship and Sir Robin Philipson Memorial Medal.

Since then he has held ten solo exhibitions and been part of several group shows.

His works are held in the collections of the Royal Scottish Academy, Cyprus College of Art, British Midlands Airways, Edinburgh Airport and numerous private collections. There will be an exhibition of his work at Castle Art Gallery, Inverness from March 14 April 4.

Jonathan says of his work

"My paintings are concerned with trying to convey the sensation of being immersed in the landscape, the wind on your face, the soft bogginess of the moor beneath your feet, the clouds enveloping the mountain. The sheer exhilaration of wild places.I hope to convey the changing seasons in the Highlands. The hue of the earth through wet and dry days, the gathering and fleeting clouds working their dramatic transformation on the mountains, the play of the elements."

The compère Nikky Marr is an experienced broadcaster and well know personality in the North of Scotland. She has presented hundreds of events, everything from industry conferences to gala dinners, and food festivals.

The Event

In the course of the Art Evening Jonathan will create a painting in front of the audience, explaining his techniques and purpose as he does so. The audience will be able to see Jonathan in close up on a large screen and to ask questions as they so wish. Nicky Marr will be on the microphone to facilitate the interaction between artist and audience. At the end of the eveningthe finished painting will be auctioned, along with items donated on behalf of the charities. There will also be a raffle. Throughout the evening tea and coffee will be available and the hotel will be running a cash bar.

The Charities

Calman is a young people's service based in the Highlands that offers housing support, training, employment opportunities, cooking services and general support to young people looking to get on the road to independent work.
Their moto is - "Working with young people to discover their future."This single aim informs all the work that Claman does.

Pancreatic Cancer UK is the only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts.Support, Information, Campaigning and Research. Their Campaign for Hope sets out two ambitious goals, to double five year pancreatic cancer survival rates and to change the NHS experience of pancreatic cancer patients from being one of the worst to one of the best.They run the UK's only pancreatic cancer-dedicated support line.


Doors open 6pm
For event start at 7pm
Tickets £10 per person from:
Beauly Gallery, High Street, Beauly
Castle Gallery, Castle Street Inverness
for futher information / tickets contact:
Hector Douglas 01463 741881 or


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