Congratulations to our gallery assistant, Jenny Musker whose latest prestigious award was presented to her by Dame Patricia Routledge DBE at the Royal Society of Miniaturists Annual Exhibition.
‘Love Blossoms’ received ‘The President’s Special Commendation Award’ and was chosen out of 530 other miniatures by the current President Rosalind Pierson.
Jenny is a wildlife artist born in Liverpool and now living and working in Aberdeen. She works mainly in watercolour but also gouache and pencil to depict wildlife in its natural environment in vibrant and accurate detail.
Trained as a natural history illustrator Jenny has spent the last 19 years in the north east making a name for herself as a wildlife artist with strong exhibitions locally and demand drawing her work into collections across the UK, South Africa, Canada and the USA. She works across a range of sizes from 2ft wide to 2” square miniatures.
She has received many awards for her miniature wildlife watercolours. Jenny has also received the Rose Bowl from the British Society of Miniaturists, the Anita Emmerich Prize at the RMS.
We are delighted to present artists Lorna Crawford and Sandie Youngson who will be exhibiting their work in the gallery as part of North East Open Studios from Saturday 9th September – Sunday 17th September.
We are delighted to present new work by Kanita Sim. Her solo exhibiton will be running until 29th August 2017
Born in Thailand, Kanita grew up surrounded by the vibrant colours of the gorgeous Thai silks, which were produced in her parent’s Thai silk factory in Bangkok. This early influence of colour and fabric has had a hugely important effect on Kanita’s work.
Kanita studied textile design at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. Her love of colour and her knowledge of fabric design can be seen in the pleasing compositions and subtle, often imaginative colourings of her paintings, to which she has now turned full time.
We would like to invite you to our Castles and Coast exhibition which has just opened featuring a vibrant range of art works that celebrate the variety of seascapes and castles in Scotland. The exhibition will run until 20th August.
Our exhibiting artists are: Catherine Armstrong-Taylor, Black Isle Bronze, Kate Cunningham, Dee Dee Dewar, James Fraser, Chris Sharp, Kanita Sim, Caroline Simmel, Fiona Thompson, Alison Young, Sandie Youngson and Jim Wright.