Coast/lines: Sandy Gracie

20 August 2020 to 22 September 2020 Free entry during normal opening hours

An exhibition of bright and breezy paintings and limited edition prints inspired by Scotland’s fishing villages. Click on any image below to see more details or buy online.

This work bears the hallmark of Sandy's former profession as an architect; drawing based and generally of buildings and people in the landscape or townscape, exploring the bright colours of the setting.

The work in this show is inspired by the coastal towns and villages of Scotland – picturesque settlements located in some instances in the most inhospitable environments; on narrow ledges between towering cliffs and unforgiving sea. Perhaps as an antidote to this hardship, punctuated with occasional days of breath-taking beauty, a tradition of colourful buildings has evolved and is being maintained to this day. Tourism has fortunately halted the decline caused by the loss of employment in fishing, and a strong community fellowship still exists.

This show also includes a small selection of retrospective pastel works and prints by Marion Gracie, being sold in aid of the Highland Hospice.

Alchemist Gallery, 48 High Street, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland IV15 9HL
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