Prize draw tickets for the Community Garden raffle will shortly be on sale, with the draw at the Garden's harvest event on the 1st November. There are some wonderful prizes thanks to the generosity of local people including:
Staffa Boat Tour for two (Staffa Boat Tours) Painting (Stephen French) Two nights in the yurt (Anna) Three course meal for two at the Sonachan (Helen) Two nights in a shepherd’s hut (Dale and Rob) Bottle of Champagne (Jonathan) Handmade Leather Belt (John Chapple) 30-minute massage (Claire Holohan) Jura “superstition” single malt whisky (Trevor) Vegetable Hamper (Community Garden) Signed (by the author) Vegetable Growing Books Juice Maker (Jacqui) Whisky (Donald Houston) and many more........
Resipole Studios are delighted to be welcoming both Helen Fryer and Jim Wright to the gallery for a joint exhibition this August. Two accomplished painters who specialise in capturing the light and atmosphere of the Ardnamurchan coastline and its surrounding bays. They say that once you have visited Ardnamurchan you’ll want to come back. Jim always wistfully spoke of his childhood holidays in Sanna, but after emigrating with his family in his teens, then settling back in the UK after finishing his studies, it wasn’t until an opportunist visit to Glenborrodale four years ago, that he was again totally hooked. Since then he has returned regularly, often painting on the rocks around the lighthouse, but also at Sanna and Portuairk.
The quality of the light is a distinctive element in his paintings. He has made repeated journeys to The West Coast of Scotland, to capture this light and to respond to the exciting weather and sea conditions this area experiences. At the coast he likes to position himself close to the breaking waves, where he can draw on the energy of the sea and the wind, quite a challenge in a storm, but definitely exhilarating.
Helen Fryer, who is now predominately based on Skye, draws her inspiration from the mountains and coastline of the rugged West coast of Scotland. Her paintings are a collection of memories which draw on the countless hours she has spent in the vast and varied landscapes of Scottish wilderness, they aim to capture the interplay between Scotland's stunning landscape and the endlessly changing weather systems passing through it.
Resipole Studios invite you to come along and be swept away with the energy and drama recreated by these two artists. Accompanying the paintings are some splendid sculptures by Duncan Grant, a new artist to the gallery, whose work is a wonderfully quirky interpretation of everyday plants, animals, objects and vessels.
The exhibition will be opening to the public on the 17th of August and will run until the 15th of September. The gallery is open from 11 am till 6 pm every day, but closed on Mondays.
For further contact details please check the gallery website or phone.