We recently spent a few days in Sutherland where the autumn colours were breathtaking; on a still afternoon, the reflections off the lochs were mirror perfect. Storms had not yet stripped the trees of their leaves and the wooded glens were spectacular.
The gallery is populated by a cast of intriguing characters this month. Garry Harper has always been fascinated by film and the moving image and his love of film is apparent in much of his work as he creates paintings full of drama and light and shade.
I have long harboured a desire to visit Iceland, along with an awful lot of people it seems. That country seems to exert a strange pull from its' Northern latitudes. In early January this year I finally got to go, on an all too brief long-weekend trip to Reykjavik with my husband. It proved to be inspirational and has planted a seed which so far has grown into the exhibition of birds to be shown at The Tolquhon Gallery.