Our Mixed Spring Exhibition features many of our regular exhibiting artists, alongside returning artists Morag Muir PAI RSW, and Ann Wegmuller RSW RWS. You’ll find spring’s liveliest flowers from Marion Drummond PAI, George Birrell’s jewel like harbour scenes and Andrew Thompson’s exquisite paintings of Qing Pottery.
Andrew studied painting at Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1997 and he now lives and works on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. His work can be found in many private collections, including the collection of HRH The Duchess of Rothesay. Andrew paints a wide range of still life subjects and this latest collection of paintings features his flower and fruit studies, along with a number of exquisitely painted Chinese ceramics and silverware.
We are delighted to be exhibiting Morag Muir’s paintings once again. Morag was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee from 1978-1982. She completed a year of postgraduate study in 1983, winning the John Milne Purvis Prize and the Major Travelling Scholarship, which financed further study in Italy. Morag works from her studio in Newport-on-Tay in Fife, Scotland which has beautiful views across the Firth of Tay. Her paintings mainly reflect the studio environment, and her still-life work incorporates narratives that develop when characters and objects begin to populate the canvas. Windows, flowers, textiles, toys and ethnic bric-a-brac share ambiguous spaces.
Ann Wegmuller RSW RWS is known for her bold use of colour and evocative, semi abstract compositions. In many ways colour is the real subject of Ann’s paintings and the paintings themselves start from her feeling for a place. It is like music: different sounds are like different colours, and each colour has its own beauty and strength but can be enhanced or toned down by another colour.
The exhibition runs from the 6th – 31st of March and can be viewed in our Edinburgh gallery or online.