Gallery Q in Dundee reopens with a mixed exhibition as well as featuring award-winning artist Nichola Martin with a selection of still life and figurative work in oil and charcoal. A skilled draughtswoman, Nichola is sought after for paintings requiring a high level of technical detail, including a commission for all published books by the British author John Le Carre. She explains, ‘Mostly created in complete isolation, this body of work is a reflection of my time spent over the last 12 months. I wanted to paint simplistic works using a limited palette. It was not long before the paintings helped with my own anxieties during this time.’
Also showing are regular gallery artists Fiona Sturrock, John Paul Raine, Janet Melrose RSW, George Gilbert RSW, Kim Dewsbury and Irene McCann and there is a first chance to see work in person by Gwen Adair, who joined the gallery for online exhibitions during lockdown. They are joined by new gallery painter Babs Pease. Said gallery owner Lucinda Middleton, ‘I hope people will come and see the actual works. It is particularly hard to judge the size of a work from an online show and the scale of a piece makes such a difference to its impact.’
The gallery has introduced the free Art Visualiser app which enables the viewer to try an artwork virtually in their home setting. Free delivery to UK addresses is available, and the Gallery supports the Own Art hire purchase scheme.