About Us

Dancing Light Gallery is an exciting rural art gallery with changing exhibitions throughout the year where you can find landscape, wildlife and figurative paintings as well as hand-made original prints and photographs.

We also exhibit beautiful sculpture, glass, wood and ceramics and we have a selection of hand-made jewellery on show in silver, gold and other media. Our textile work ranges from scarves to handbags, using some of our finest Scottish wools and fabrics.

All of the work on show is truly unique.

We're at Whitmuir The Organic Place, where you will also find a restaurant and food hall in a contemporary low-energy building powered by renewable energy. Whitmuir is less than 45 minutes from Edinburgh and 25 minutes from Peebles.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday
1100-1700

Contact Us

Dancing Light Gallery
Whitmuir
by Lamancha
West Linton
Scottish Borders
EH46 7BB

Phone: 01968 660200

VAT No: GB 553 5364 38

Links:

Dancing Light Gallery homepage

Our Opening Exhibition

Exhibition 2 - Beauty And The Bog

Exhibition 3 - Awakenings

Exhibition 4 - Natural Impressions

Exhibition 5 - Summertime

Exhibition 6 - Festival

Exhibition 7 - Harvest

Exhibition 8 - Christmas 2010

Exhibition 9 - Promise

Exhibition 10 - Mothers and Daughters

Exhibition 11 - Dawn Chorus

Exhibition 12 - As The Crow Flies

Peebles Arts Festival 2011

Exhibition 13 - Wayfarers

Exhibition 14 - Land, Sea, Sky

Exhibition 15 - Christmas 2011

Exhibition 16 - Odyssey

Exhibition 17 - Transience

Exhibition 18 - Lighthearted

Exhibition 19 - Summer 2012

Exhibition 20 - Landlines

Exhibition 21 - Shorelines

Exhibition 22 - Winter 2012

Exhibition 23 - Spring 2013

Exhibition 24 - Winter 2013

Dancing Light Gallery location map

Dancing Light Gallery photos on Flickr

Whitmuir The Organic Place website




 

 


 

Dancing Light Gallery
Springtime 2014


It’s the most beautiful day here at Dancing Light Gallery, The sun is out, the buds are coming through, lambs and piglets are in the fields - spring has definitely arrived! Our Springtime Exhibition opens this weekend and we're inviting you and your friends to join us for a drink and to feast on the beautiful paintings and fabulous ceramics, glass, jewellery and sculpture we have for you to enjoy.

The Exhibition opening is Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April from 12 midday until 3pm.

Here is some information about artists whose work we are sure you will enjoy...

Lynn Hanley - Grassmarket, Edinburgh
The Grassmarket, Edinburgh
Lynn Hanley

Lynn Hanley - Edinburgh CastleLynn Hanley’s love of Edinburgh and its architecture is a recurring theme in her work. Her paintings depict quirky details and are full of characters making the paintings into little stories. Her work has been described as 'peppered with tiny people like Lowry crossbred with Beryl Cook’. Deliberately naïve and meticulously painted, they have a charm that is uplifting. Lynn studied printed textile design at Manchester Polytechnic and her cityscapes and landscapes show the influence of her textile background and her use of colour, design and texture create a unique style.


Angela Lawrence - Rocks at Carrick
Rocks at Carrick
Angela Lawrence

Angela Lawrence works mainly in oils and her inspiration and subject matter are the Galloway landscape and the Western Highlands and coastal areas. Occasionally the locations of her paintings are purely imaginary, telling of the wind or the mist across the hills and the hedgerows or sometimes of myriad varieties of rocks along the shore. Angela graduated from University of Keele with a B.A. Honours Degree in Music and English and later studied art at the Camberwell School of Art, London, and at the Joensuu College in Finland


Amy Marshall - Alpine Meadow Amy Marshall is a locally based landscape artist. She finds inspiration in the quiet rural landscapes around her home, and on trips to the mountains, coasts and islands further North. In particular she enjoys trying to capture interesting skies with stormy winter weather, or clear evening light. By finding places where the sky is reflected in water below she aims to create light filled paintings which have a feeling of depth and space. Amy is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art with a first class MA (Hons) Fine Art Degree.



Philip Raskin - Beyond Tiree
Beyond Tiree
Philip Raskin

Philip Raskin, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, is exhibiting with us for the first time. He has a particular gift for capturing light, whether consciously or subconsciously, and it is this which resonates with the viewer. He exploits his chosen medium of acrylic paint to its fullest extent, achieving effects ranging from those more usually akin to watercolour to the impasto quality of oil. The combination of the two on a single canvas magically depicts the textures and indeed the very essence of native Scotland.

As well as paintings you will always find a beautiful selection of hand made crafts and jewellery in the Gallery.


Sue Candy - salt and pepper pots - sandpiper design
Sue Candy - tall vase with lid - anemone design
   
If you were quick last year you may have seen Sue Candy’s dainty ceramic collection of vases, salt and pepper pots, butter dishes and jewellery boxes. They sold out in a flash and only last week we had a delivery of her brand new anemone design as well as more of her very successful sandpiper pieces.


Trudie Adams - textiles - owl



Newly arrived from the north-east of Scotland are some delightful textiles made by Trudie Adams. Trudie uses linen and cotton often combined with tweed to create colourful purses, doorstops and accessories.








Angela Lawrence - Brooding Skies, Bright Seas, Outer Hebrides
Angela Lawrence - From Above Dalmore, Outer Hebrides
   
Alistair Gillies is a fantastic new find for us and when we spoke to him last week he’d just been approached by Liberty’s of London about having his work there. His exquisite ceramics look very delicate yet are strong and durable due to the glaze he uses, making them ideal for functional as well as decorative use.



Catero Hawkins - jewellery


Jeweller Catero Hawkins is new to the gallery and her vintage collection of brooches and pendants combines re-cycled materials and found objects with semi-precious stones. Her work follows a narrative style, drawing inspiration from imagined illustrative scenes as well as from the natural world.







This is just a small selection of what you’ll find when you visit - more wonderful work is arriving every day.

We are able to offer an interest-free payment plan if you prefer to spread payment - please speak to one of us.

If it’s simply impossible to choose, remember we also have gift vouchers from £5!

Parking is free and if you plan to combine your visit to the gallery with a meal at the Whitmuir Farm Café we recommend you book a table - call the restaurant direct on 01968 661 147 to book.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Helen, Helen and Kirsten