Thursday, 13 October 2011


Press Information from Tighnabruaich Gallery
October 21 – Nov 13 
RENOWNED Scottish artist Annette Edgar brings a blast of heat, light and intense saturated colour to the west coast of Scotland when she exhibits for the first time at Argyll’s art haven, the Tighnabruaich Gallery, from October 21 until November 13.
Artist, writer and critic Jack McLean says of her work: ‘I know of no other Scottish painter whose paintings burn with such colour. You come away from an Annette Edgar exhibition with a suntan.’
The new work in this exhibition from Glasgow-based Annette has been heavily influenced by recent trips to Mauritius and Sardinia. 
Treedance, Mauritius (oil on board 76x86cm) by Annette Edgar, £2250 
Paul Bennett’s atmospheric, brooding seascapes – particularly of Scotland’s west coast – have garnered him a growing reputation. His work was recently featured in contemporary art book re Imagine while London-based patron and influential taste-maker, Samir Ceric, describes his seascapes as, ‘enchanting, provoking and brilliantly considered.’
Defiance 2 (oil on canvas, 92x92cm) by Paul Bennett, £750 
Tighanbruaich Gallery owner, Penny Graham-Weall, says of this show: ‘It’s a great pleasure and privilege for us to bring the work of two such different artists under one roof here in Argyll. They are at very different stages of their respective careers, but there is a real vigour and energy to both artists’ work.’
The gallery is situated in the heart of this beautiful village on the Kyles of Bute. A 90-minute drive from Glasgow, the Tig Gallery, as it is affectionately known, sells original paintings by Scottish artists and holds six exhibitions throughout the year, with occasional pop-up shows in Glasgow. The gallery also specialises in a range of glass, jewellery and sculpture by makers based all over Scotland.
Tighnabruaich Gallery, Argyll, PA21 2DR
01700 811681 and 07836 764993
For further information or images, please contact: 
Penny Graham-Weall on or call 07836 764993

Monday, 3 October 2011

One idea to another

Covered in paint as I write - taking a break from the studio.  My walls are covered in wet paintings in which the figure has reappeared. I am on the journey of discovery as  one idea often opens up another and so leads to many surprises

Me in my studio - the paintings in the background were for an exhibition in Kelvingrove Art Gallery inspired by the new Riverside Museum on the River Clyde. One idea flowed into another, with unexpected results. Even for me!