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

Exhibition 26 - Spring 2014

Dancing Light Gallery location map

Dancing Light Gallery photos on Flickr

Whitmuir The Organic Place website




 

 


 

Dancing Light Gallery
Festival 2014


Another glorious summer day begins here at Dancing Light Gallery as we put the finishing touches to our Festival Exhibition. We are focusing on paintings and sculptures and I just know you’ll be as excited as we are by the variety and quality of artworks in the exhibition.

Our Festival Exhibition opening is on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August from 12 midday until 3pm so come along and join us for a drink.

We have some wonderful works on display; scroll down to see a few of our new animal sculptures which are just bursting with life. There are many more in the gallery so drop in and make a new friend!

As ever, click on any image below to see a larger version.

Paintings

Clifford WIlliam Blakey - Riverbend
Clifford WIlliam Blakey - Shoreline
   
We are very pleased to welcome Clifford William Blakey back to Dancing Light Gallery. Cliff is a Life Fellow of the International Guild of Artists and a Member of the British Watercolour Society. He graduated in 1980 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University and again in 1986 with Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University, studying under professor Norman Adams RA. His evocative watercolour and mixed media paintings contain a wonderful depth of colour which Cliff achieves by patient and meticulous application of numerous layers of paint.


Penny Lyall - Galloway Field Penny Lyall studied at the Lincoln College of Art and now lives in the Pentland Regional Park. She paints mainly in water based mediums preferring broad brush strokes with minimum added detail but is also accomplished in pencil drawing and draughtsmanship which is evident in her architectural studies. Her work has been featured in the R.S.W annual open exhibitions in 2008, 2009 and 2014.



Jennifer Young - UntitledJennifer Young was born in Virginia, USA, and graduated with honours in Fine Art and History at the University of Washington. She has spent much of her career as a professional artist and moved to Scotland in 2005. Her compositions are strong and intuitive, often incorporating a background of vintage paper such as dictionary pages, a map, old newspaper or an intricately patterned wallpaper. Her technique of using thin layers of acrylic paint means that the print is often visible through the painted image, giving an almost haunting quality of transparency and impermanence.



Gill Shreeve - Hart Fell, Southern Uplands I
Gill Shreeve - Southern Uplands March 10 2014 III
   
A member of the Society of Scottish Artists, Gill Shreeve graduated with a BEd Hons and then studied at Bradford School of Art and Design. Fascinated by the power and presence of natural forms sculpted by geological and elemental forces, she now works from her studio in the Southern Uplands. Her paintings are directly inspired by the Scottish hills and landscapes, and have an elemental force, often incorporating elements directly encountered while painting on location.


Tom Watt - Still Side CanalTom Watt, another regular exhibitor with us, studied drawing at Edinburgh College of Art from 1971 to 1975 under Philipson, Peploe, Cumming and Michie. Tom has always been fascinated by the effect of light and colour on his surroundings and since settling with his family in south-west France he is responding to the warm dappled sunlight around him in the harbours of the Mediterranean and the outdoor life of the local people.


Jeremy Paul Wyatt - Waiting in WinterOriginally from the Vale of Glamorgan, Jeremy Paul Wyatt has now settled in the Forth Valley. Jeremy has been a working artist since the age of 16 when he was first commissioned to paint and draw. His Moonscape series reflects a deep spiritual connection with the environment which he has nurtured since his early days as a wildlife illustrator.






Sculpture

Sue White Oakes - Eagle IIIMany of you will instantly recognise the work of Sue White Oakes who lives locally and has attained international recognition for her sculptures. Sue has developed a unique technique, working in copper and using methods similar to silversmithing. By working in this way, Sue can create sculptures of the most delicate of insects and reproduce the huge variety of textures and shapes in birds - as can be seen in Golden Eagle III now on display at Dancing Light Gallery.

Sue White Oakes - ChameleonThe book Sculpting in Copper by Jim Pratt explains her techniques in detail and contains excellent images of Sue's previous and current work. As well as original copper pieces, we have a number of limited edition bronze sculptures and we are very pleased that Sue will be with us on our opening afternoon, Saturday 30th August.

tef Ottevanger - Lazing Dog 2
Stef Ottevanger - Large Lying Hare 1
Stef Ottevanger - Hare facing right detail We’re delighted to introduce sculptor Stef Ottevanger for the first time. In her work she tries to capture the essence of the animal subject, in particular its character and typical movement and stance. In some cases it is just catching that fleeting moment and clay is an ideal medium to do this because it helps her avoid over-refining the image. "I don't want my work to be a scale model or an ornament but more of an impression of the animal. These are animals with attitude". The collection includes original clay sculptures and limited edition bronze resin casts.


As you know, our jewellery, ceramics and glass collections are constantly changing. There are new collections by Angela Learoyd and Angie Young, and new exhibitors include Inez Jenkins and Miya Hayes.

Inez Jenkins - Black White and Cobalt Blue Set
Inez Jenkins - Black White and Green Tartan Set
   
We can’t get everything on our website, so do come along and see for yourself!

Miya Hayes - Silver Drop Earrings
Miya Hayes - Silver Earrings
   
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 we recommend you book a table if you plan to combine your visit to the gallery with a meal at the Whitmuir Farm Café - call the restaurant direct on 01968 661 147 to book.

We look forward to seeing you!

Helen, Helen and Kirsten