Sila Collins Walden - HOS 2011
This is part of a series of news items profiling the artists who will be attending Beauly Gallery as Artists in Residence for. Art Around the Firth is Beauly Gallery's contribution to Highlands Open Studio 2011.
The main Highland Open Studio exhibition will be on-show, in the gallery, throughout the month of July. The Artist in Residence days begin on the 23rd July and last for 9 days. Each artist will be available between 12-4pm. The full timetable can be found on this page.
My work has taken me to new dimensions over the past two years. I have had a number of successful exhibitions in various galleries based upon my travels around Scotland and Ireland. The theme has been “Wetlands, Boglands and Wild Places”.
My new work involves the mysterious peaty bogs of Ireland. I spent my childhood in Ireland and grew up with the stories of ghosts, and mythical creatures of the peaty boglands.
I am at present preparing some new paintings along that theme incorporating figures into my new works.