Jim Wright & Rose Strang: Coast at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery at Acharacle, Argyll features two landscape artists drawn to the fringes of Scotland.
Living in the far north of Scotland, Jim Wright has long been inspired by the effects of light on the sea and land. Drawn to the extremities of the Scottish mainland from Cape Wrath to Ardnamurchan Point, he paints in all conditions, from stormy weather to “tranquil winter days, when the sun hangs low, warming the sky with soft peach tints and the ‘simmer dim’ twilight of mid-summer over a calm, north-facing sea.”
Recently chosen to illustrate a new edition of Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain, Rose Strang, whose work is pictured, has turned to the remote and unspoilt Ardnamurchan and the surrounding areas for the inspiration behind her latest body of larger scale works on canvas and wood, painted in May when, she says, ‘The colours are so luminous. The series is quite loose and expressive in style, which I hope reflects the exuberance of early summer.’
Also showing are sea-inspired porcelain sculptural works by ceramicist Helen Michie.