August what’s on….

We have a busy month coming up in August, lots going on. So if you haven’t yet popped by to say hello and have a look

at the artwork in the gallery then now’s your chance. We are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and at other times by appointment.


On the 12th August at 7.30pm we have an evening with artist Elspeth Mackenzie.

Elspeth has been exhibiting in the gallery for the past few weeks and will be with us on the

evening of the 12th. She will give a talk on her life and work as an artist, there will also be chance to view

her work and ask her questions. It’s set to be an interesting and enjoyable evening.



On the 13th August, Elspeth is leading a picnic and painting workshop.

Running from 10am until 4pm in privately owned Black Wood. Elspeth will share techniques and ideas

from which you can let your imagination flow. We still have a couple of places left, if you wish to book a place or would like

to know a little bit more about the day please drop us an e-mail or give us a ring on 015242 71950


On the 19th August from 7pm we have a private viewing of ‘Play of Light’ an exhibition by local artist Leonie Rutter.

This will be our last solo exhibition of the year but one we are very much looking forward too.

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6 quick tips to help you buy your first piece of art.




Anyone can buy art, and it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think.

Becoming a collector does require patience and investment but hopefully these 6 quick tips will head you in the right direction.


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  • Start small.

A good way to start is to start small, it’s often the case that the larger the painting the more expensive it is.

  • In the know. 

Learn about the art world, read books, search on the internet, visit galleries, talk to other collectors, visit artists in their studios, nothing beats seeing works of art close up and in person.

  • Discover.

Learn about different mediums, styles and eras.




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  • Budget.

Set yourself a budget, and be prepared to break it for something you really love.

  • Taste.

Know your own taste, art is an emotional experience and one of the biggest mistakes you can make is buying something that you don’t love.

  • Enjoy.

Enjoy your collection, buy pieces that you love and that make your heart flutter.