We would like to extend a warm welcome to you from everyone here at Beauly Gallery. The gallery is located in the centre of the of the small and charming town of Beauly. We are just a short drive from Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle.
During our annual Art Around the Firth event we are exhibiting a diverse selection of both local and national Scottish artists, titled 'A Tour of the Highlands' our exhibition features small square works, ideal for our traveling visitors to pop in a suitcase. We also offer a unique opportunity to engage with the artists themselves during our in-residence days between 13th - 22nd June, where you can get up close and personal with a handful of artists to view and experience how art is conceived and developed using varying techniques.
One of the major components of Art Around the Firth at Beauly Gallery this year will be the In Residency Days which will be on from June 13th until 21st. The local artists will usually be in attendance from 12-4pm.
In residency days
Friday 13th. Tony Stott is a wood-turner who will be completing a number of turned pieces within the gallery. Inspired by the natural beauty of wood Tony prefers to develop and idea as-he-goes rather than have a set plan.
Saturday 14th. Jenny Hepburn, Medium: Mixed Media and Rosie Newman, Medium: oil on canvas.
Jenny is a Highland artist who lives in Inverness. Jenny has a background in geography and geology, the physical landscape is her main inspiration. However, she also likes to experiment with a quirky variety of subject matter.
Monday 16th. Rosie Newman is a Cromarty based artist. Recently Rosie has focused on the land, sea and the simple forms within these big spaces.
Monday 16th: Theresa Brown, Medium: Mixed media. Regulars to Beauly Gallery will recognise Theresa's face as one of our advisers, she is also a talented artist. Theresa loves to produce works relating to the farming community, in particular farm animals. Her recent works are bright, full of life pastel depictions.
Tuesday 17th: Vicky Stonebridge, Medium: Acrylic.Vicky has many strings to her bow, not only is she a recognised artist in the Highland region for both her painting and ceramic work , she co-ran a successful Comic Convention in Inverness for several years and has a wonderful sense of humour which comes through in her quirky comic strips.
Wednesday 18th: Julie Price, Medium watercolour on Vellum. Julie is predominately a botanical artist though she is interested in all aspects of nature. Living in Cromarty she paints beautifully detailed pictures of the flora and fauna around her home.
Thursday 19th: Fiona Mackenzie, Medium: Mixed media. Recently she has been working on a number of small canvas pieces in acrylic, which are themed around creatures such as the hare. They are often influenced by the colours and designs in medieval tapestry.
Friday 20th: Sue Fraser, Medium: Needlepoint Felt. Sue is an Inverness based artist who works with felt producing wonderfully bright landscapes which are recognisable for her mini sheep that graze the fields within the frame.
Saturday 21st: Karen Price, Medium Needlepoint felt. After raising her family Karen now finds herself with more time on her hands to return to her passion for art. Only recently Karen discovered the medium of needlepoint felt, she has a natural ability to work with it and produces wonderful bird and landscape depictions from her Cannich home.