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  • We're going green


    Like everyone, it seems, we have slowly woken up to the realisation of the harm that plastics cause to the environment and the food chain.

  • A gallery in a spring garden


    We are fortunate at Tolquhon Gallery to be surrounded by open countryside and a well stocked, constantly evolving, wrap-around garden. And we enjoy sharing it with visitors.

  • Which is worse — GDPR or Brexit?


    If you are responsible for any mailing lists, you will have had the acronym GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) thrust at you from every quarter over the last few months, escalating to epidemic levels in the last few weeks and days.

  • The decadent artist in his studio — Ian Mastin


    We asked Ian Mastin if he might have a recent photograph of himself in his studio. It’s always interesting to visit an artist in their studio, to see how they paint and to view their surroundings and their latest work. But Queensland, Australia, is rather too far for an impromptu visit. 

  • Ian Mastin — Intimations of Life


    We are delighted that renowned Australian artist, Ian Mastin, returns to Tolquhon on Sunday with his first solo exhibition in the UK since 2013. Ian Mastin paints in the classical still life tradition and he has developed an international reputation. 

  • Art classes for all — Aberdeenshire


    “I can't bear thinking about missing out on my Saturday art!!” So read an email we received this morning. 

  • A glimpse behind the painting — Brita Granström


    It is rare to see such a perfect image of an artist’s subject matter alongside the resulting finished painting. See the well used brushes, the enamel jug splattered with paint, the abandoned painting used to test colour, the edge of a laden palette — this is a busy studio.

  • What is pochoir?


    We have some superb new prints in the gallery this spring. They are pochoirs by Mick Manning who is showing with us for the first time. So what is pochoir?

  • Spring Exhibition — some highlights


    We were pleased to welcome a crowd to the gallery on Sunday for the postponed opening of our Spring Exhibition. It coincided with Mothering Sunday so there were a number of “children” visiting with their mothers. One special family was that of artist, Val Thomson, who came with her two sisters and her mother.

  • Snow visitors


    Commentators have been stating that the recent severe weather is unprecedented. Not so. It has just not been so common in recent years. This drawing is from  twenty five years ago, 1993, long before websites or email became commonplace.