The Skye Exhibition

From exhibiting in London in 1990, to a chance meeting with the sculptor Laurence Broderick, to showing my Isle of Skye paintings at this remote gallery in this most beautiful location in Skye has changed my life. I was invited by the late Sir Ian Noble and his wife Lady Lucy Noble to exhibit at An Talla Dearg. It did not command a huge passing trade in the early days, but the few visitors who stumbled upon it were captivated by their find of a vibrant city exhibition “in the middle of nowhere”. Nowadays it is easier to find with the help of signs and advertising! Visitors often returning to the Island make a purposeful trip to see the exhibition, some come in by boat as the gallery overlooks a small harbour and pier: even Royal visitors have found their way to the gallery!

This annual exhibition is at the centre of my year. I do have several solo shows a year throughout Scotland and England but it is this show that kick starts my inspiration, my body of work, my source and ideas for the rest of the year. As I man this show myself I like to have on display work that I want to see. I furnish it with a huge choice of small paintings which I normally am not able to do for other shows. I also have on display my prints, cards, calendars and mugs.

I set up my studio in the gallery and am usually painting in the gallery most of the time and will be happy to discuss my landscapes with you. Do pop in for a visit. There will be the Pam Carter ancillaries available - cards, calendars, brochures, Dunoon Mugs and high quality Lithos and Giclees prints. Ruth Swan's beautiful jewellery will also be on display.

Twinning this exhibition and continuing the Skye Connection, The Grilli Gallery will be hosting a solo show of my work at the Edinburgh Festival. This is a prestigious time to show my work. Hope you manage one of the exhibitions!

Gallery An Talla Dearg, The Isle of Skye

Private View: Saturday 14th July 12-2pm
Continues until 11th September 2018

Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye IV43 8QR
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm. Weekends 10am-4pm
Telephone: 01471 833 332/01471 833 439

The Grilli Gallery, Edinburgh

Private View: Saturday 28th July 11am-3.30pm
Continues until 8th August 2018

20A Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 11am-5pm. Saturday 10am-1pm. Closed Sunday
Telephone: 0131 261 4264

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Examples of my Isle of Skye Paintings 2018


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