Dancing Light Gallery
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...
The Grassmarket, Edinburgh
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.
Rocks at Carrick
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 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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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