Gallery An Talla Dearg – 2020 Exhibitions
COVID-19 Update: The Gallery sadly remains closed. However on virtual exhibitions continue here on the website and on Facebook. We will post an update should we decide to re-open it for the rest of the season.
The gallery inspired by the late Sir Iain Noble hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the season, from April to October. The legacy continues with the support of Lucilla, Lady Noble. This unique and intimate location allows the artist to be present and often creatively working in the gallery. Exhibitions run from April to October. Further updates will be added.
We know many visitors to Eilean Iarmain enjoy a visit to our lovely little gallery by the historic stone pier. Each year from April to October we host a number of exhibitions from artists whose work relates to Scottish landscapes and wildlife. Of course, the walls of the gallery are currently bare; the door locked. However, over the next few weeks we are going to feature each of the artists who were scheduled in the 2020 programme. Each artist will also feature on our Facebook page: @eileaniarmain
I am inspired to paint by the wildlife and landscape of Scotland. My subjects vary from the wilds of the Hebrides to quiet corners of the garden, I hope my work captures the essence of the natural world.
In the field I paint colour studies, take photographs and just quietly observe. I then take time to think about how a composition can be developed that reflects what I have seen, generally this is a slow evolution, although sometimes the whole picture comes in a moment. Having carefully planned a new work I often find that once I have started the painting will lead me in unexpected directions. I paint with commonly used materials and a traditional palette of oil colours. My work is representational but I’m not trying for photographic detail, I try to evoke the feeling of the moment either seen or imagined. It’s all about light transmitted and reflected and never more so than when painting water, a subject I come back to time and time again as I have always had connections with the sea.
I live in Kyle of Lochalsh with wonderful scenery and wildlife awaiting in whichever direction I set off.
Face book: www.facebook.com/paulhoweyart