Published on 26/04/2017
IN ADDITION TO WHAT YOU CAN SEE on the gallery walls, we always have a large body of work in stock so it is worth asking about an artist even if there is nothing of theirs on show.
We have new work arriving in the gallery regularly. Just a few days ago, Ian Mastin delivered six superb new still life paintings.
Ian was on his bi-annual visit from Australia — fortunately before winter returned and snow and sleet brought shivering conditions. He has been back in Australia for more than 15 years so a Scottish winter would be rather a shock. Ian grew up in Australia but came to the UK as a young man. We exhibited his work while he was living and working near Edinburgh but in 2001 he returned to live in Queensland. We are delighted that he still exhibits his work at Tolquhon. He visits twice a year — in the spring and autumn — and we are always pleased to see him and to see his latest paintings.
We also received a package of unframed linocuts recently from printmaker Barbara Robertson. Some are recent, some are from a few years back. They are all one-off prints or the last in their editions. Barbara tends to print very small editions with perhaps just 8 or 9 prints from one linocut. These latest arrivals happen all to feature cats in some shape or form. Anyone who knows Barbara’s work will know of her love of cats and her often humorous depiction of them.
Between exhibitions, we exhibit work from stock, always an intriguing and varied collection.