We hold between six and eight exhibitions of Scottish contemporary art every year and you can see them all on the website. It may be that work from previous exhibitions is still available. Do enquire if you are interested. We would ask that work in a current exhibition remains in the gallery until the end of the exhibition but we can make except...
We hold between six and eight exhibitions of Scottish contemporary art every year and you can see them all on the website. It may be that work from previous exhibitions is still available. Do enquire if you are interested. We would ask that work in a current exhibition remains in the gallery until the end of the exhibition but we can make exceptions in special circumstances. Sizes given for artworks exclude frames. Prices include frames unless otherwise stated. If you would like to see hi-res images or images of framed works or you would like any further information, please get in touch.
This year’s Christmas Exhibition is our 30th Christmas show. Our first ever exhibition was a Christmas Exhibition, in 1987, and we have held one every year since. The exhibition is as lively as ever with a huge range of paintings, sculpture, original prints, ceramics, wood, glass and jewellery.
LUCY NEWTON is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, where she specialised in Visual Communication (Illustration). She is fascinated by the natural world and spends large amounts of time outdoors, observing and recording native Scottish wildlife.
She describes how she works. ‘I enjoy combining and playing with various media to try to capture just a fraction of the beauty of my subjects. I do not attempt to document the birds and animals in exact realism, but more to just express some of the qualities and energy of the amazing natural world around us’.
Images and details will be added shortly before the exhibition opens.
ALAN HAYMAN is one of Scotland’s leading landscape and wildlife artists. Painting is his life and he feels that he was born to paint. He began studying and drawing birds when other children were still playing with building blocks and he has made a life long study of his subject, employing a range of techniques and mediums.
Images and details will be added shortly before the exhibition opens.
Summer is here, a time of sunshine and ease. Our Summer Exhibition is a wonderful mix of styles and media and subjects. Artists taking part include Gwen Adair, Ann Armstrong, Janet Cleghorn, Tim Cockburn, Kirstie Cohen, Ann Cowan, Andy Cross, Marion Drummond, Winifred Fergus, Moira Ferrier RSW, James Fraser RSW, Helen Fryer, Gillian Goodheir, Garry Harper, James Harrigan, Wendy Houston, D.E.Johnston RSW, Jim Livingstone, Robert Mach, Ian Mastin, Donald Macdonald, Duncan MacLeod RSW, Mhairi McGregor RSW, Charles MacQueen RSW RGI, Fiona Millar, Donald Murray, Jacqueline Orr RSW RGI PAI, Deborah Phillips, Ann Ross RSW, Patricia Sadler, Kitty Watt, Maggie Williams, Christine Woodside RSW RGI and Jim Wylie.
John Lowrie Morrison OBE, known as Jolomo, is one of the most popular and successful artists in Scotland, with an international reputation. Even those with little interest in art will recognise a Jolomo landscape with its distinctive heightened colour and richly textured oil paint. He is one of the most copied artists in the land but no one quite masters his unique work.
We are delighted he is returning to Tolquhon after his hugely successful 2017 exhibition. The show brings together paintings of the artist’s favourite places including the islands of Arran, Gigha, Iona, Jura, Mull and Tiree. From fresh summer meadows to stormy winter seas, quiet moonlit skies to rich intense sunsets, he paints all seasons and all weathers, always glorying in colour.
Spring seemed to come early this year and winter pass quickly, with record-breaking February temperatures. Our annual Spring Exhibition is now open and it is a feast of delights.
Artists taking part include Anne Anderson, Ann Armstrong, Alanda Calmus, Kirstie Cohen, Janet Cleghorn, Andy Cross, Marion Drummond, Philip Edwards, Linda Farquharson, Moira Ferrier RSW, Gillian Goodheir, Madeleine Hand, Claire Harkess RSW, James Harrigan, Alan Hayman, Wendy Houston, Jennifer Irvine RSW, Jenny Matthews, Drummond Mayo, Lesley McLaren, Fiona Millar, Hazel Nagl RSW, Ann Ross RSW, Patricia Sadler, Ingebjorg Smith, Marion Thomson and Jim Wylie. Artists new to the gallery include Kirsty Lorenz and Ian Rendall.
Ceramics from The Cloud Pottery and jewellery from Gail Klevan.
With the last of the autumn leaves being stripped from the trees, winter is on the way and it's time for our annual Christmas Exhibition. If you can make it, we would love to see you at the opening next Sunday, 18 November, between 2 pm and 5 pm. Enjoy mulled wine and homemade mince pies.
Chris Forsey RI loves landscape; he is preoccupied with atmosphere, light and weather, aiming to capture fleeting changes as they affect the scene before him. He is based in Surrey but the Scottish landscape draws him back time and again. A master of mixed media, he brings passion and immediacy to his work.
Madeleine Hand graduated from Glasgow School of Art, where she specialised in illustration. She is known for her distinctive figure paintings inspired by artists of the 1940s. She sees beauty in the everyday moments of life, a country walk, a new baby, a jug of flowers… A skilled watercolourist, her sensitive paintings are a joy.
Scot Irvine is a man immersed in his craft. He creates sculptural pieces in both wood and fused glass, often combining both, highlighting the contrasting textures of the materials.
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy...
We had a long winter, extending into spring; let’s hope we have a long summer extending into autumn. We have a wonderful Summer Exhibition including a number of artists new to the gallery — Alanda Calmus, Ann Armstrong, Philip Edwards and Dawnne McGeachy. The exhibition will change during the course of the summer
IAN MASTIN was in his thirties before he began to paint seriously. With discipline and dedication, he taught himself fundamental techniques as he studied the still life of 17C Dutch and Flemish Masters. His work has a timeless quality that is not bound by tradition or convention.
“My passion is to bring to life the beauty in the simplicity of everyday objects, especially the utilitarian hand-crafted skills of anonymous artisans of the past…also the organic nature and changing colours of seasonal fruit.”
Ian exhibits regularly in the UK and Australia and his paintings are found in collections throughout the world.
Our annual Spring Exhibition is now underway, just slightly delayed by the weather. Artists taking part include Anne Anderson, Tim Cockburn, Kirstie Cohen, Andy Cross, Marion Drummond, Winifred Fergus, Moira Ferrier RSW, Gillian Goodheir, Brita Granström, James Harrigan, Wendy Houston, Susie Hunt, D.E.Johnston RSW, Duncan Macleod RSW, Charles MacQueen RSW RGI, Drummond Mayo, James Orr, Ann Ross RSW, Michael J.Ross, Patricia Sadler, Tom Shanks RSW RGI PAI, Marion Thomson, Kitty Watt, Christine Woodside RSW RGI and Jim Wylie.
Artists new to the gallery include Mick Manning from the Scottish Borders, Mark Scadding from Orkney and Val Thomson from Aberdeen.
With the first frosts arriving, winter is on the way and it's time for our annual Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, Sculpture and Crafts are arriving daily. With upwards of 45 artists taking part, it is a wonderfully varied exhibition.
A changing collection of work by gallery artists. We always have a large collection of work in the gallery in addition to what is on the walls. This autumn we are showing a selection from these pieces.
Please note that we shall be closed on a number of days during October. If you are planning a special journey, do email or phone first to check if we are open.
Our next exhibition is our Christmas Exhibition which opens on Sunday 12 November.
GARRY HARPER is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. Fascination with the moving image led him to work as a designer for television for 20 years before taking the leap to paint full-time, with much success.
His paintings show his love of the human figure and also of the Scottish landscape. He aims to evoke memories and capture glimpses of the past that he hopes sparks the viewers imagination and gives them the first steps of a story. Never one to be tied down to one style, he enjoys embracing new techniques and experimenting with new materials.
KATHRYN O’KELL carves and paints relief panels in lime wood. Birds are her passion and they are always exquisitely observed. Earlier this year she visited Iceland for the first time and was blown away by the experience. This exhibition is the result.
Arriving in Iceland on a winter’s afternoon gave tantalising glimpses of the landscape. It was already dark at 4 o’clock and snowing heavily. I was continually struck by the twilight world and wondered what the same country would be like in summer with long days and light skies. I hadn’t expected to see much birdlife but the more we wandered, the more we saw and we came to realise that these were also our birds, in different seasons.
Returning home after an all too short stay, Iceland remains in my soul. The elemental nature of the land makes a deep impression. We really did experience fire and ice, northern lights, however brief a view, and it had a strangely familiar feeling.
In many ways, Iceland is what we know but more so. I can’t wait to go back.
It's summertime, time for our annual Summer Exhibition. There is a huge variety to enjoy.
Artists taking part include Janet Cleghorn, Kirstie Cohen, Andy Cross, Marion Drummmond, Linda Farquharson, Moira Ferrier RSW, James Fraser RSW, Ian Grant, Madeleine Hand, Claire Harrigan RSW, James Harrigan, Wendy Houston, Susie Hunt, Amaryllis Johnston, Donald Macdonald, Ian Mastin, Mhairi McGregor RSW, Fiona Millar, Hazel Nagl RSW RGI PAI, Jacqueline Orr RSW RGI PAI, James Orr, Ann Ross RSW, Helen Tabor, Kitty Watt, Maggie Williams and Jim Wylie.
ILLONA MORRICE has been exhibiting at Tolquhon for many years and it is always fascinating to see what emerges from her studio. No two pieces are the same and her work is constantly evolving, both in theme and in style. Illona grew up in Denmark but Scotland has been her home for more than 30 years. A keen sea kayaker and climber, she is at home in the natural world and beautifully expresses her response to her surroundings.
This exhibition reflects Illona’s impressions of South Georgia and Patagonia in what has become her pared down style.
Images and full details will be online shortly after the exhibition opens.
Artists have always been drawn to sea and shore, to the challenges of painting a powerful subject, changing with the wind and the tides, the weather and the seasons. Seascapes and shorelines have especially attracted Scottish artists. This exhibition is by a select group of artists whose work is inspired by the sea.
Images and full details will be online shortly after the exhibition opens.
John Lowrie Morrison is one the most recognisable artists in Scotland, with an international reputation. He first exhibited at Tolquhon in 1998 and we are delighted to be hosting his most recent solo exhibition. There will be 50 paintings in the exhibition which will be online shortly before the show opens. John Lowrie Morrison is a hugely energetic painter. He celebrates the Scottish landscape, never tiring of expressing its beauty, and his rich, bright and beautiful work always lifts the spirits.
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? It is time to enjoy our annual Spring Exhibition. Artists taking part include Catriona Campbell, Janet Cleghorn, Andy Cross, Jane Cruickshank, Marion Drummond, Winifred Fergus, Moira Ferrier RSW, Peter Goodfellow, Gillian Goodheir, Garry Harper, James Harrigan, Aliisa Hyslop, Jennifer Irvine RGI RSW, D.E.Johnston, Duncan Macleod RSW, Charles MacQueen RSW RGI, Mhairi McGregor RSW, James Orr, Ann Ross RSW, Danny Ross, Patricia Sadler, Tom Shanks RSW RGI PAI, Marion Thomson, Christine Woodside RSW RGI and Jim Wylie.
As well as paintings, we have ceramics by two potters new to the gallery — Anne Rodgers of Alsager Pottery and Juliet Macleod of The Cloud Pottery.
This is our 30th Christmas Exhibition and it is the usual rich mix of Paintings, Original Prints, Sculpture and selected Crafts by artists from throughout Scotland. New work is being added throughout the exhibition.
ALAN HAYMAN returns to Tolquhon with a spectacular second solo exhibition. Alan is immersed in the natural world and has studied wildlife and painted birds and animals since his childhood in Montrose. He is drawn to wild and remote places and paints wonderful landscapes and seascapes.
There are more than 60 paintings in this superb show which will be online before the exhibition opens on Sunday 4 September.
Summer days are here again. All may be turmoil in the political world but you can rely on our annual Summer Exhibition to lift your spirits.
We are delighted to have a number of superb artists showing with us for the first time. These include painters Vanessa Bowman, Helen Fryer, Brita Granström, Diana Hope and Janne Richardson and potter Karen McPhail. Images and full details of the exhibition will be added to the website as soon as possible. The work is still arriving but if there is an artist in whom you are particularly interested, please contact us and we shall email details as soon as we can.
A changing collection of work by gallery artists. Including new paintings by Peter Goodfellow, Alan Hayman, Ian Mastin and Michael J.Ross, sculpture by Illona Morrice and acrylic jewellery by Gail Klevan.
Lucy Newton was born in 1985 in West Lothian. Raised on a farm, she was always fascinated by the wildlife of the surrounding countryside and developed a deep love of nature from an early age. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 with a BA Hons in Visual Communication (Illustration).
Initially after graduating she did some freelance illustration work, including work for the Sunday Herald and producing a series of greetings cards and a childrens book for Wynestones Press. She now works from her home on the outskirts of Edinburgh but travels widely across the country in pursuit of her subjects.
She spends large amounts of time outdoors, observing and recording native Scottish wildlife. She works with a variety of mediums including watercolour, pen and ink, crayon and oil bar. She does not attempt to document the birds and animals in exact realism, but more to just express some of their amazing beauty and energy. She is currently Wildlife Artist in Residence for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and exhibits her work in various galleries across Scotland.
'I studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and have always tried to keep a strong element of design in my work. I love the paintings of the 1940’s and have been inspired by the work of Eric Ravilious and Evelyn Dunbar.
I have, for the last few years, been involved in a Community Growing Project in Dunkeld, where we grow and harvest vegetables, flowers and herbs for our village markets. The subject of fields, farming, contemplation and celebration often feature in my painting.'
Spring flowers are in bloom, the days are lengthening and our annual Spring Exhibition is now open. Many artists exhibiting are well known at Tolquhon but there are also a number of artists showing with us for the first time.
Artists taking part include Anne Anderson, Janet Cleghorn, Kenna Crawford, Marion Drummond, Moira Ferrier RSW, Gillian Goodheir, Garry Harper, James Harrigan,Wendy Houston,Amaryllis Johnston, Ian Kinnear, Neil Macdonald RSW RGI PAI, Jennifer Mackenzie, Drummond Mayo, Mhairi McGregor RSW, Lesley McLaren, Alice McMurrough RSW RGI PAI, George Muir, Hazel Nagl RSW RGI PAI, James Orr, Ann Ross RSW, Michael J.Ross, Patricia Sadler, Joe Smernicki, Ingebjorg Smith, Marion Thomson and Kitty Watt.
It's that time of year again. The nights are longer, selection boxes are appearing in the shops, toys are piled high...Christmas is coming and we are delighted to present our annual exhibition of Paintings, Original Prints, Sculpture, Ceramics, Wood, Glass and Jewellery.
There is a wonderfully diverse mix of paintings, sculpture, original prints, ceramics, wood, glass and jewellery by more than 50 artists.
This exhibition is a celebration of Olivia Davidson's life and her work. Born and brought up in north east Scotland, Olivia has travelled extensively but wherever she has settled, her paints have gone with her. When she returned to the north east, she joined art classes at Art on the Green and developed the expressive style you see today. She has exhibited regularly and has work in collections worldwide. Images and full details of the exhibition will be added to the website shortly before the exhibition opens. If you would like to know more, please contact us.
CHRIS FORSEY specialises in landscape; he aims to capture the sense of a place at a specific moment, season or time of day, always bringing passion and immediacy to his mixed media paintings.
GILLIAN GOODHEIR is renowned for her seascapes; she reflects the ever-changing weather and light on the west coast of Scotland. As well as landscape, she excels in still life, working in gouache, in a fluid spontaneous style.
Catriona Millar is one of Scotland’s most collectable artists. Ever since her 2005 Degree Show at Aberdeen’s Gray’s School of Art sold out within a few hours, Catriona Millar’s work has earned both critical and public acclaim. She relocated to East Sussex in 2012 so we are delighted to have the opportunity to mount a solo exhibition of her work — her first in Scotland since then.
“Up close the viewer is tempted to reach out and touch the canvas, so packed is it with paint. While this might be seen as simply a preferred painting technique, the depth of character and subtle nuances of narrative that Catriona Millar achieves is what sets her figurative work apart from anything else you’ll see.”
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Complementing Catriona Millar’s work is a collection of paintings by eight exceptional Scottish artists known for their colour: Carol Dewart, Jackie Gardiner, James Harrigan, Amaryllis Johnston, Jennifer Mackenzie, Jacqueline Orr RSW, James Orr and Marion Thomson. Scottish artists are renowned for their colour and these artists all display an acute colour sense.
Spring is coming; snowdrops are blooming, the days are lengthening and our annual Spring Exhibition has arrived. Many artists exhibiting are well known at Tolquhon but there are also a number of artists showing with us for the first time.
Artists taking part include Janet Cleghorn, Marion Drummond, Winifred Fergus, Moira Ferrier RSW, Gillian Goodheir, Madeleine Hand, Garry Harper, James Harrigan, Wendy Houston, Susie Hunt, Jim Livingstone, Jennifer Mackenzie, Duncan Macleod RSW, Mhairi McGregor RSW, Lesley McLaren, Hazel Nagl RSW RGI, PAI, James Orr, Barbara Robertson, Ann Ross RSW, Danny Ross, Patricia Sadler, Tom Shanks RSW RGI PAI, Ingebjorg Smith and Jim Wylie.
The exhibition features a new collection of sculptural wood and fused glass pieces by Scott Irvine and hand-painted aluminium jewellery by Miranda Peckitt of Very Colourful Jewellery.