Friday, 13 March 2009

Alexander MacKay - Glass Dishes

Glass artist Alexander MacKay popped in to the gallery this morning with some of his work.

These Square glass dishes are now on display in the gallery, and are absolutely beautiful.

There's something fascinating about handmade glass pieces. I'm especially fond of the black piece in the center here. The strikingly pleasing geometric design is enticing and the almost sky-like pattern in the middle intriguing.. at first look it is mearly black and white, but on closer inspection is a deep burgandy colour - it reminds me of a full bodied red wine. Mmmmm, red wine.
Anyway... I went to the Callander Amateur Operatic Society (CAOS) production of Fiddler on the Roof last night. It was a great show... with stand out performances by Peter MacDonald, Angela Dickinson, Emma Milligan and Vivien Pope in the roles of Tevye, Golde, Hodel and Yente respectively. Brought me right back to the days when I was in CAOS and we performed Fiddler. Can it really be 15 years ago? How fast time flies!

Monday, 9 March 2009

La Primavera Colora

The new exhibition 'La Primavera Colora' (literally translated as 'Spring Colours') opened on Saturday. It is such a warm and colourful show that I can't help but feel cheery whilst I'm in the gallery.

Peter Luti - Warm Sunset
This is on of my favourite paintings in the gallery just now. The heavy texture that Dad uses really draws you straight into the piece, and the bold applicaton of colour gives off that special warmth that is only trully felt watching a gorgeous sunset.

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