When art courses are not taking place at North West Highlands Art, there is an exhibition of Gillian Pattison’s paintings at the studio gallery.
Gillian works in a variety of media and techniques including watercolour, acrylic, collage and mixed media, and finds mixed media the most exciting way to express the emotions that the Highland scenery evokes. Living beside the sea with hills rising to almost 3,000 feet on the other side of the loch there is a never ending challenge and source of inspiration. Gillian prefers to paint on site to capture the changing moments, the strength, grandeur and excitement of this amazing landscape.
Gillian’s paintings have ragged edges: “One day when I was out painting I found I only had a torn piece of paper left so had to use it. It was a Eureka moment! I never realized how constricted I had been by straight edges. Now I could go anywhere, add on, take away – do anything I liked. I was no longer looking through a window. The landscape has no edges, it goes on and on, and so can I.”
Open 10 to 5 every day except during art courses.
North West Highlands Art, Brynaport Studio, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Ross-shire IV54 8XB (map)
Find : Take the A896 to Kishorn. In Kishorn village take the turning signed Achintraid (south of the road). Brynaport is the last house on the left (painted raw sienna).