Saturday, 19 December 2009
I had a brainwave of an idea for a unique Christmas present for my sister. I contacted Brian Petrie, painter, cartoonist, (http://www.tooncentre.com/) and he has come up with a fantastic caricature of her as portrait painter and cat lover. All he needed were a few good photographs of my sis. and voila, a great present. I feel pretty safe that she won't see this as she doesn't do computers.
Have a very good Christmas and Happy New Year.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
So Mum and I set off on a wee tour of the gallery today to congratulate ourselves on having a brilliant range of craft work. Like these Ann Maitland glass dishes and candle bridges. Lovely! (Incidently, I'd just like to point out Mum's odd earrings! She lost one of each pair so has decided to wear them as an odd pair - whatever makes you happy, Mum!)
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Notti Lunghi Exhibition is Galleria Luti's third winter show (where has the time gone!?!), and looks like it's going to be very well received.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Mark Fearn's striking pieces have a bold and vibrant feel to them. Here we see square segments of paintings which are rectangular in shape. The effect is obvious from the outset, and beautifully textured.
Although these paintings are more abstract than the work we usually have in the gallery, they exhibit very well in Notti Lunghi (the Winter Exhibition), both completmenting and being complemented by the other art on show.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
It is perhaps somewhat chilly today.... and if it's going to be THIS cold I think we should at least be given the pleasure of some crisp snow into the equation. Looks like I might have to make do with the snow in this piece, though. Simply beautiful!
Nikki Monaghan came in yesterday with her new pieces. And they all have a lovely wintery feel to them!
They are just adorable little pieces, and a complete bargain at £120! Perfect little Christmas presents methinks.
I'm very happy at the new work we have so far... the exhibition is going to be stunning. Yippee!
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
The new work will be up on the website when the exhibition opens on Sat the 14th Nov.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Until another day, Ciao
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
It was certainly a joy to come home and have the new exhibition up and running. Such a breadth of Colour and vibrancy greeted me in the gallery that I didn't even mind about the cold climate I had returned to. The folks managed to do a great job. I think I'll go away again for the next exhibition.
Mum is desperado to write about her trip now, so I'll sign off and let her on.
(photos coming soon!)
Thursday, 27 August 2009
On closer inspection (and a lot of squinting at the computer screen), however, we have concluded that they are not Peter Luti paintings. Still... it provided us with an evening's entertainment.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
See all of Peter Luti's new painitngs at www.gallerialuti.co.uk
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Marsha usually runs the gallery from Monday to Saturday lunchtime, leaving Saturday and Sunday afternoons for me to hold the fort. People come in to the gallery for various reasons. Day trippers and tourists who see the gallery A-board sign when they stroll up and down the Main Street of Callander pop in for a browse. Some exit empty-handed, others find bits and pieces for taking home as gifts, often cards, mats, coasters, mugs and jewellery. Regular visitors drop in on the gallery to see new exhibits or to purchase a specific item. Increasingly we are aware that first time people visit us because of a gallery search on Google, or by recommendation. This is particularly gratifying. Word is getting around.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
John has had a life long interest in drawing and painting and has followed his love of Scottish landscape and architecture seeing them with informed and fresh eyes. Here is a broad spectrum of subjects, from wild mountain scenery to quaint fishing harbours, and, from the the title of a recent solo exhibition, 'From Crow Steps to Highland Coos'.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Alastair was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1962 – 66, thereafter at Moray House College of Education and the University of Edinburgh.
After teaching in primary and secondary schools and thirty years in teacher education, latterly in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, he is spending more time at the easel, working mainly in mixed media.
More preview work will be posted on the blog before the exhibition opens - so keep checking the blog for the latest.
Pieces in the gallery can always be seen on the website too www.gallerialuti.co.uk
Saturday, 6 June 2009
The stunning use of colour, form and texture create a dramatic impact that is truly a spectacle to behold. Traditionally dad's paintings have peaked at 20" x 20", so this whopper's stats at 30 x 30 are indeed something a bit different. We have already had a lot of interest in this piece, even though it's yet to make it's premier in the gallery and as a result dad has promised to tackle some more paintings of larger dimensions.
As of yet, the painting has either still to be named, or dad has still to tell me what it's title is, but as soon as possible I'll have all the details on the website http://www.gallerialuti.co.uk/.
Trust me - this one's a corker!
Friday, 5 June 2009
Dugald's work combines his three passions into a final work. Having studied for degrees in Fine art (Mural Design - Glasgow School of Art), geology and archaeology, it was inevitable that his finished pieces would have a distinctly earthy, bold and linear structure, with a deep empathy for Scottish history. His use of Scottish Slate, and Venetian gold leaf Smalti provides a stunning and deeply dramatic impact
More information on Duglad can be found on his website http://www.dugladmacinnes.com/ and his pieces in the gallery at http://www.gallerialuti.co.uk/
Dugald MacInnes is a regular exhibitor with Galleria Luti, and we almost always have his work.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
The simple forms and use of texture illustrate an image of a memory of a particular place rather than a representation creating, naïve and often humerous landscapes. Images are simplified and shapes and colors develop into pattern. Nikki's use of mixed media includes oil pastels, gouache, acrylics and pencil often layered on top of each other and scratched beneath the surface to uncover hidden color.
More details about Nikki and her work are on the website www.gallerialuti.co.uk
Nikki's pieces are in exhibition in the gallery until 8th July.
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Also showing in the exhibition are dynamic artists including Dronma, Sharon Mitchell, Douglas Matheson, Gavin McEvinney, Charlotte Brayley, Fiona MacLeod, Nikki Monaghan and others, with unique slate mosaics from Dugald MacInnes, slate clocks from Caroline Stewart, sculpture by Walter Awlson and designer hand-crafted jewellery from Nicola Morrison, Sarah Perry, Anne Finlay and many others.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
These Square glass dishes are now on display in the gallery, and are absolutely beautiful.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sharon Mitchell Paintings
Sharon Mitchell's work has been receiving quite a bit of attention.
And, displayed alongside Dugald MacInnes' Mosaic work in Scottish Slate and Venetian Gold-leaf Smalti, give a fantastic and striking contrast and compliment each other work.
To see the exhibition in full visit
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Dad's been a busy little bee too.
Clients in the gallery are always on the lookout for Peter Luti originals and as a result by the end of exhibitions they are scarce to come across to say the least. So he's been working away for a new supply... and what a collection he's got for Spring! They are looking amazing. Well done Dad!
Had another delivery in preparation for the new exhibition this morning.
David Hay popped in with his work for 'La Primavera Colora' our Spring exhibition. The exhibition is opening next Saturday so From Monday it'll be all stations go with rehanging. This gorgeous atmospheric number by Hay is such a moving little piece. It's one of the smallest paintings we have had in exhibition, and yet has the ability to make such a dramatic impact... really quite stunning!
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Dad said that the beach bums are inspired by mum and me.
WE ARE NOT AMUSED!